A riveting reimagining of a true tale of forbidden love. People the captivating novel following the exploits of Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy, the forgotten and rebellious daughter of one of America's greatest political dynasties. Kick finds work as a journalist and joins the Red Cross to get back to England, where she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie—with family or with love.
The Kennedy Debutante #ad - . London, 1938. The effervescent "it girl" of london society since her father was named the ambassador, Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy moves in rarefied circles, rubbing satin-covered elbows with some of the twentieth century's most powerful figures. But their love is forbidden, as Kick's devout Catholic family and Billy's staunchly Protestant one would never approve their match.
The Masterpiece: A NovelDutton #ad - She embarks on a quest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece—an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931. In this captivating novel, fifty years apart, national bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, strive to make their mark on a world set against them.
Recently divorced, she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college-age daughter, Ruby. For clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future. But when virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor, her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay.
The Masterpiece: A Novel #ad - Dilapidated and dangerous, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, it is simply her last resort. Though not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist, " fiery Clara is single-minded in her quest to achieve every creative success—even while juggling the affections of two very different men.
But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression.
Meet Me in Monaco: A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal WeddingWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Despite his guilt at being away from his daughter, he takes an assignment to cover the wedding of the century, sailing with Grace Kelly’s wedding party on the SS Constitution from New York. A fragrant french bonbon of a book: love, perfume, glamour, and paparazzi all circling around the wedding of the century.
. Kate quinn, new york times bestselling author of THE ALICE NETWORK and THE HUNTRESS. Named one of instyle's best books to put in your totebag for the summer!named one of popsugar’s best books to put in your beachbag this summer and one of the best books of July!Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of Grace Kelly’s whirlwind romance and unforgettable wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco, New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb take the reader on an evocative sun-drenched journey along the Côte d’Azur in this page-turning novel of passion, fate and second chances.
Meet Me in Monaco: A Novel of Grace Kelly's Royal Wedding #ad - . Movie stars and paparazzi flock to Cannes for the glamorous film festival, the biggest star of all, but Grace Kelly, wants only to escape from the flash-bulbs. When struggling perfumer sophie duval shelters miss kelly in her boutique to fend off a persistent British press photographer, a bond is forged between the two women and sets in motion a chain of events that stretches across thirty years of friendship, James Henderson, love, and tragedy.
James henderson cannot forget his brief encounter with Sophie Duval. In monaco, as wedding fever soars and passions and tempers escalate, James and Sophie—like Princess Grace—must ultimately decide what they are prepared to give up for love.
Another Side of Paradise: A NovelHarper #ad - In 1937 hollywood, gossip columnist Sheilah Graham’s star is on the rise, while literary wonder boy F. Working from sheilah’s memoirs, sally koslow revisits their scandalous love affair and Graham’s dramatic transformation in London, magic, glitter, and letters, interviews, bringing Graham and Fitzgerald gloriously to life with the color, and passion of 1930s Hollywood.
Scott fitzgerald’s career is slowly drowning in booze. A notorious drunk famously married to the doomed zelda, fitzgerald fell hard for his “Shielah” he never learned to spell her name, a shrewd yet softhearted woman—both a fool for love and nobody’s fool—who would stay with him and help revive his career until his tragic death three years later.
Another Side of Paradise: A Novel #ad - Like fitzgerald’s hero jay gatsby, Graham has meticulously constructed a life far removed from the poverty of her childhood in London’s slums. And like gatsby, the onetime guttersnipe learned early how to use her charms to become a hardworking success; she is feted and feared by both the movie studios and their luminaries.
But the once-famous author, is charismatic enough to attract the gorgeous Miss Graham, desperate to make money penning scripts for the silver screen, a woman who exposes the secrets of others while carefully guarding her own.
Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to ChatsworthHarper #ad - Lively, extremely clever, charismatic, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite fondly known as Kick was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. Moving across the atlantic when her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick—the “nicest Kennedy”—quickly became the family’s star.
Growing increasingly independent, kick would also shock and alienate her devout family by falling in love and marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic family— William Cavendish, the heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth. Despite making little effort to fit into British high society, she charmed everyone from the beau monde to Fleet Street with her unconventional attitude and easygoing humor.
Yet even within this ebullient group of overachievers, the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Sympathetic and compelling, kick shines a spotlight on this feisty and unique Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her legendary family’s history. Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, unconventional—and nearly forgotten—young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy, the biography of the vivacious, and would break with her family for love.
Encouraged to be “winners” from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy’s children were the embodiment of ambitious, wholesome Americanism. But the marriage would last only a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, just four years before Kick’s own unexpected death in an airplane crash at twenty-eight.
Kick: The True Story of JFK's Sister and the Heir to Chatsworth #ad - Paula byrne recounts this remarkable young woman’s life in detail as never before, from her work at the Washington Times-Herald and volunteerism for the Red Cross in wartime England; to her love of politics and astute, opinionated observations; to her decision to renounce her faith for the man she loved.
Tiny Little Thing The Schuler Sisters NovelsG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - The new york times bestselling author of Her Last Flight returns with the story of another Schuyler sister, a young woman embroiled in politics, passion, and dangerous secrets. House of representatives, that long-sought destiny lies nearly within reach. Unlike her spirited sisters, tiny was the consummate well-behaved debutant, poised and picture-perfect, raised to serve as a consort to a great man.
Tiny Little Thing The Schuler Sisters Novels #ad - She and frank both have secrets in their pasts that could shatter their political ambitions and the intricate truce of their marriage. Now, frank, as her handsome husband, runs for a Massachusetts seat in the U. S. So when two unwelcome visitors arrive at the hardcastle family’s cape cod estate—Frank’s cousin Caspian, and an envelope containing incriminating photographs—Tiny is forced into a reckless gamble against a house that always, a Vietnam war hero who knows a thing or two about Tiny’s hidden past, always wins… .
In the summer of 1966, christina “Tiny” Hardcastle stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. But behind her glamorous facade, Tiny’s flawless life is cracking.
The Other Alcott: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Now, it’s time to learn the truth about the real “Amy”, Louisa’s sister, May. A people magazine and popsugar pick! “may's adventures illuminate the world of intrepid female artists in the late 1800s … The Other Alcott comes alive in its development of the relationship between Louisa and May.
The new york timeselise hooper’s debut novel conjures the fascinating, untold story of May Alcott—Louisa’s youngest sister and an artist in her own right. We all know the story of the March sisters, heroines of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. While her sister louisa crafts stories, taking lessons in Boston, May herself is a talented and dedicated artist, turning down a marriage proposal from a well-off suitor, and facing scorn for entering what is very much a man’s profession.
But while everyone cheers on Jo March, based on Louisa herself, Amy March is often the least favorite sister. Everyone agrees the novel is charming, but May is struck to the core by the portrayal of selfish, spoiled “Amy March. Is this what her beloved sister really thinks of her? So May embarks on a quest to discover her own true identity, as an artist and a woman.
The Other Alcott: A Novel #ad - From boston to rome, talented, this brave, and Paris, and determined woman forges an amazing life of her own, London, making her so much more than merely “The Other Alcott. Elise hooper’s thoroughly modern debut gives a fresh take on one of literature’s most beloved families. Stylish, may alcott grows up longing to experience the wide world beyond Concord, outgoing, creative, Massachusetts.
To read this book is to understand why the women behind Little Women continue to cast a long shadow on our imaginations and dreams.
Secrets of Nanreath Hall: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - This incredible debut historical novel—in the tradition of Beatriz Williams and Jennifer Robson—tells the fascinating story of a young mother who flees her home on the rocky cliffs of Cornwall and the daughter who finds her way back, seeking answers. Cornwall, 1940 All she has left are vague memories that tease her with clues she can’t unravel.
When simon halliday, a bohemian painter, enters her world, Katherine begins to question the future that was so carefully laid out for her. Anna’s assignment to nanreath hall could be the chance for her to finally become acquainted with the family she’s never known—and to unbury the truth and secrets surrounding her past.
Secrets of Nanreath Hall: A Novel #ad - Cornwall, 1913. Her choices begin to lead her away from the stability of her home and family toward a wild existence of life, art, and love. Anna was just six-years-old when her mother, Lady Katherine Trenowyth, died. Back in england after the harrowing evacuation at Dunkirk, WWII Red Cross nurse Anna Trenowyth is shocked to learn her adoptive parents Graham and Prue Handley have been killed in an air raid.
But as everything begins to fall apart, Katherine finds herself destitute and alone. As anna is drawn into her newfound family’s lives and their tangled loyalties, she discovers herself at the center of old heartbreaks and unbearable tragedies, leaving her to decide if the secrets of the past are too dangerous to unearth…and if the family she’s discovered is one she can keep.
. In the luxury of pre-wwi england, Lady Katherine Trenowyth is expected to do nothing more than make a smart marriage and have a respectable life.
Radio GirlsBerkley #ad - Under hilda’s tutelage, passion, Maisie discovers her talent, and ambition. Readers guide included. Soon, scientists, she is seduced by the work—gaining confidence as she arranges broadcasts by the most famous writers, and politicians in Britain. But the hectic pace, smart young staff, and intimidating bosses only add to Maisie’s insecurity.
The great war is over, and change is in the air, in this novel that brings to life the exciting days of early British radio…and one woman who finds her voice while working alongside the brilliant women and men of the BBC. She is also caught up in a growing conflict between her two bosses, and Hilda Matheson, the extraordinary director of the hugely popular Talks programming, John Reith, the formidable Director-General of the BBC, who each have very different visions of what radio should be.
Radio Girls #ad - London, 1926. But when she unearths a shocking conspiracy, she and Hilda join forces to make their voices heard both on and off the air…and then face the dangerous consequences of telling the truth for a living. American-raised maisie musgrave is thrilled to land a job as a secretary at the upstart British Broadcasting Corporation, strange, whose use of radio—still new, and electrifying—is captivating the nation.
The Paris SecretWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Just what are the secrets he is desperately trying to hide? And what price is Flora willing to pay to uncover the devastating truth…?“The Paris Secret had me from the moment I started reading. Filled with a smart and sympathetic protagonist, a touch of romance, a smidgen of history, plenty of intrigue and suspense galore.
Diane chamberlain, internationally bestselling author of The Midwife's Confession. In this glittering tale of forgotten treasures and long-held secrets, international bestseller Karen Swan explores one woman’s journey to discovering the truth behind an abandoned apartment and a family whose mysteries may be better left undiscovered.
The Paris Secret #ad - When high-powered fine art agent flora sykes is called in to assess objets d’art in a Paris apartment that has been abandoned since WWII, she is skeptical at first—until she discovers that the treasure trove of paintings is myriad…and priceless. The fallout will place flora in the eye of a storm that carries her from London to Vienna to the glittering coast of Provence.
Xavier vermeil, the brusque scion of the family, is determined to separate Flora from his family's affairs in spite of their powerful attraction to one another. The powerful vermeil family to whom they belong is eager to learn more and asks Flora to trace the history of each painting. Despite a shocking announcement that has left her own family reeling, Flora finds herself thrown into the glamorous world of the Vermeils.
As she researches the provenance of their prize Renoir, she uncovers a scandal surrounding the painting—and a secret that goes to the very heart of the family. But she soon realizes there is more to this project than first appears.
People Like Us: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - As long as the market is strong, there's absolutely nothing to worry about--except for those nasty secrets from the past. After moving from cincinnati, Elias and Ruby Renthal strike it even richer in New York, turning their millions into billions. Not to mention disadvantageous. Scandal, anyone. ? It would be impolite for high society to refuse them now.
People Like Us: A Novel #ad - The way journalist gus bailey tells it, old money is always preferred, but occasionally new money sneaks in--even where it is most unwelcome.