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One Dance in Paris by Julia Holden
  

One Dance in Paris

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Great escapist fiction to lose yourself in. Everyone loves a story about an ugly duckling turning in to a swan and this is so much more than that. It is a journey of discovery and a glamorous, funny, romantic romp through the streets of Paris. Fans of Olivia Goldsmith and Marion Keyes will love it.

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One Dance in Paris by Julia Holden

Linda Stone barely remembers her mother. But she's about to go from knowing precious little about her to oh-so-blushingly much....

What if you just learned that your mother was a famous - and infamous - international showgirl? That she wore a tall headdress of rhinestones and peacock feathers. Glittering high-heeled sandals. And a dress...a dress unlike anything you've ever seen: barely there, beautiful and shocking, simultaneously sexual and like something out of a fairy tale? A sensual whisper of a dress that gave her the power to become the talk of the town, the queen of Paris, the star of the Folies Folies Bergère?

All her life Linda Stone has felt awkward and out of place - motherless and friendless, long-legged and small-busted, standing head and shoulders taller than her curvy classmates. Then one day a mysterious package arrives, containing clues about her mother's past, and about Linda's own future. If her mother - Linda's mirror image - could spark passionate fires in hosts of handsome men, what about Linda? Does she dare to break away from her aimless existence and slip on her mother's showgirl gown, to step into those sparkling shoes, and to dance her own dance?

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'Julia Holden is addictive infectiously so.' - Meg Cabot'


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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Book Info

Publication date

8th November 2007

Author

Julia Holden

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Author's Website

www.juliaholden.com/

Publisher

Piatkus Books

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780749938567

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