Tuesday, October 24, 2017

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The It Girls

About The It Girls

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (October 24, 2017)

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 acceptable; 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.

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Review: I am always one that loves stories about sisters and Lucy and Elinor are two very interesting sisters that will keep you turning the page.

Its set in the pre WWI era, which is one of my favorite time periods. The best part is this book deals more with glitz and glamour of the times.

This is the story of two woman that make their own success in a time when most women only aspired to be wives.

While the characters weren't always likable or for that matter endearing, you did want to find out what happened to them. Plus there were all the fantastic people that they both knew.

A truly enjoyable book

Rating: 4 flowers

About Karen Harper

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author KAREN HARPER is a former Ohio State University instructor and high school English teacher. Published since 1982, she writes contemporary suspense and historical novels about real British women. Two of her recent Tudor-era books were bestsellers in the UK and Russia. Harper won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for Dark Angel, and her novel Shattered Secrets was judged one of the best books of the year by Suspense Magazine.

Find out more about Karen at her website, and connect with her on Facebook.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

What a glitzy and glamorous life these women lived! Not always pleasant, but definitely interesting!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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