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A Dangerous Dress by Julia Holden

A Dangerous Dress

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The secret past of a grandmother and a racy and dangerous dress from 1928 lead Jane on a the adventure of a lifetime in this delightful fun and frothy romantic read. In the space of a few short weeks the dress catapults her out of her small life in small town America to Paris ‘Franceâ with numerous culture clashes and life lessons. Fans of Sophie Kinsella should give her a try.


A Dangerous Dress by Julia Holden

‘There are dresses, and then there are dangerous dresses… Everyone knows dresses can be powerful things. For example, Cinderellaâs fairy godmother gave her a beautiful dress, which empowered her to go to the ball, etc. My grandmotherâs dress is also powerful, and with all due respect to Cinderella, it must have given my 19-year-old grandmother powers that would make a fairy godmother blush...â

If thereâs one dress that could make Jane Stuart think that anything was possible, itâs her late grandmotherâs vintage 1920s Parisian dress. And when the dress becomes her ticket out of Nowheresville hometown, Jane takes her first tentative steps on her own reckless, passionate, and oh-so-dangerous adventure...

About the Author

Julia Holden
Julia Holden is an entertainment business executive. She lives in Hollywood. A Dangerous Dress is her first novel.

She says: ‘I have spent considerable portions of my life in Indiana, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, California, and Paris … although not necessarily in that order. For seven years, I served as an executive for a major motion picture studio in Los Angeles, and I continue to work in and around the entertainment industry. My family and I currently reside in Southern California. Because I need to eat lunch in this town again, “Julia Holden” is, alas, a pseudonym.

The first, and only, creative writing class I ever took was in high school. My teacher was a nice man who wrote college recommendations for me (I went) and encouraged me to pursue a career in journalism (I didn’t). The teacher’s name was Mr. McCourt. Frank (Angela’s Ashes) McCourt. Who knew?

A Dangerous Dress is my debut novel.

Like Jane Stuart, the heroine of A Dangerous Dress, I am deeply devoted to travel, fashion, and drinking lovely cocktails in exotic locations. Also like Jane, I satisfy those cravings in Paris and New York as often as I possibly can. Unlike Jane, however, I have not met Giorgio Armani.’

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Publication date

8th February 2007


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