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After a decade as an Emmy-Award winning Producer for ABC News Primetime, Holly Peterson worked as Tina Brown's right-hand woman at Talk. As a contributing editor to Newsweek magazine, Holly acts as an in-house Producer and Story Editor using her extensive Rolodex to bring in high-profile stories. Raised in "The Grid", Holly and her husband now live there happily with their three children.
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From the New York Times bestselling author of THE MANNY comes a vibrant novel of love, life lessons and learning to trust yourself Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of - a career at a high-profile PR firm; two kids she adores; and a husband, Wade, who is everything she thought a man was supposed to be. But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin heels, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And she starts to think maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade himself - but with the idea of him. Captivating and seductive, told in a whip-smart voice, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion - and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.
A great insight into New York’s super-rich, superficial and supercharged people with more money than sense. Their antics are shown to us through the eyes of a harassed, endearing mum who hires a saviour … a male nanny. Sharp, fast and fun, this is a Desperate Housewives, Sex in the City mix.Comparison: Plum Sykes, Lauren Weisberger, Polly Williams.
If you enjoy reading about chic, about keeping up with the Jonesâ€™ or as in New York, keeping up with the Vanderbiltsâ€™ then this is the novel for you. Jamie and husband maybe rich but, unlike the other wives, she is a working mum and as such struggles to fit in with the lifestyle of the neighbours and this worries her rather neurotic husband. Until that is, she brings in the new must-have accessory â€“ a male nanny. Suddenly, they are the talk of the neighbourhood and life gets a whole lot more exciting for Jamie.
From the New York Times bestselling author of THE MANNY comes a vibrant novel of love, life lessons and learning to trust yourselfAllie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of - she's number two at a high-profile PR firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband, Wade, is handsome and heroic and everything she thought a man was supposed to be - running a successful news magazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs in order to feel secure and happy.But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin heels, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when an old flame calls, a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, and the woman wants to befriend Allie, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade - but with the idea of him.Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion - and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.
What's a Park Avenue working mom to do when her troubled son desperately needs a male role model? If she's like the gutsy heroine of Holly Peterson's astute new comedy of manners, she does what every other woman on the block does. She hires a manny.A middle-class girl from Middle America, Jamie Whitfield isn't "e;one of them"e; but she lives in "e;the Grid,"e; the wealthiest acre of real estate in Manhattan. And she has most everything they havea sprawling, new apartment, full-time help, as well as her very own detached attorney husband. What she doesn't have, is a full-time father figure for their struggling nine-year-old son, Dylan. Enter The Manny. At first the idea of paying a man to provide a role model for Dylan sounds crazy. But Peter Bailey is calm, cool, competent and so charmingly down-to-earth, he's irresistible. And with her career as a news producer in overdrive, and her husband locked in his study, Jamie is in serious need of some grounding. But will the new manny in her life put the ground back beneath her feet, or sweep her off them?