The it girls A Novel

by Harper, Karen

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From New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper comes a novel based on the lives of two amazing sisters . . .

One sailed the Titanic and started a fashion empire . . .

The other overtook Hollywood and scandalized the world . . .

Together, they were unstoppable.

They rose from genteel poverty, two beautiful sisters, ambitious, witty, seductive. Elinor and Lucy Sutherland are at once each other's fiercest supporters and most vicious critics.

Lucy transformed herself into Lucile, the daring fashion designer who revolutionized the industry with her flirtatious gowns and brazen self-promotion. And when she married Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon her life seemed to be a fairy tale. But success came at many costs--to her marriage and to her children . . . and then came the fateful night of April 14, 1912 and the scandal that followed.

Elinor's novels titillate readers, and it's even asked in polite drawing rooms if you would like to "sin with Elinor Glyn?" Her work pushes the boundaries of what's acceptab≤ her foray into the glittering new world of Hollywood turns her into a world-wide phenomenon. But although she writes of passion, the true love she longs for eludes her.

But despite quarrels and misunderstandings, distance and destiny, there is no bond stronger than that of the two sisters--confidants, friends, rivals and the two "It Girls" of their day.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lucy and Elinor Sutherland hadn't always been the talk of the town. Growing up in poverty on the Isle of Jersey in the 1870s, the sisters find that a chance meeting with socialite Lillie Langtry spurs them on to find their own place in London's high society. As a designer, Lucy became known for her risqué dresses, luxurious fabrics, and clever mannequin displays. Elinor, always more comfortable with a pen and paper nearby, spun her stories into novels and screenplays that made Hollywood sit up and take notice. Mixing with artists, actors, and no shortage of potential beaus makes for plenty of drama between the sisters, but their familial bond never wavers. In today's age of Kardashian celebrity buzz on every magazine cover and social-media platform, Harper takes a look backwards at the earliest it girls. Film-history buffs will adore exploring the early days of Hollywood with cameos from famous stars; fans of Kathleen Tessaro and Penny Vincenzi will enjoy the layers of intrigue and the sweeping plot. Harper's ability to shift between raw ambition and tender compromise makes this family-focused novel a genuine delight.--Turza, Stephanie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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Subjects Historical fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2017.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062567789
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