Alexandra Joel

Author's books

The Paris Model


Raised on a vast Australian sheep farm, the stunning Grace Woods is compelled to travel to tumultuous postwar Paris to start a new life. While working as a glamorous model for Christian Dior, the world’s newly acclaimed emperor of fashion, Grace mixes with count and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and politicians. Among those she befriends are Pablo Picasso, Julia Child, and the future Jackie Kennedy.

But when Grace falls in love with the handsome Philippe Boyer, she doesn’t know that he is leading a double life, nor that his past might hold secrets and lies that will turn her life upside down.

Based on a true story, The Paris Model is an unforgettable tale of glamour, family secrets, and heartbreak.