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.
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?
Closing date: 03/07/2018
Publication date: 08/11/2007
Publisher: Piatkus Books
|Publication date:||8th November 2007|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Julia Holden is an entertainment business executive. She lives in Hollywood. A Dangerous Dress is her first novel.She says: â€˜I have spent considerable portions of my life in Indiana, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, California, and Paris â€¦ 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, â€œJulia Holdenâ€ is, alas, a pseudonym....More About Julia Holden