• Paperback: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (August 23, 2011)
Two sisters whose lives seemed forever intertwined are torn apart when a magical little black dress gives each one a glimpse of an unavoidable future
Antonia Ashton has worked hard to build a thriving career and a committed relationship, but she realizes her life has gone off track. Forced to return home to Blue Hills when her mother, Evie, suffers a massive stroke, Toni finds the old Victorian where she grew up as crammed full of secrets as it is with clutter. Now she must put her mother’s house in order—and uncover long-buried truths about Evie and her aunt, Anna, who vanished fifty years earlier on the eve of her wedding. By shedding light on the past, Toni illuminates her own mistakes and learns the most unexpected things about love, magic, and a little black dress with the power to break hearts . . . and mend them.
Susan McBride is the author of Little Black Dress (HarperCollins/William Morrow, August 23, 2011) and The Cougar Club, selected by Target Stores as a Bookmarked Breakout Title and named a Midwest Connections Pick by the Midwest Booksellers Association. Cougar also made MORE Magazine‘s list of “February Books We’re Buzzing About.” Foreign editions of The Cougar Club will be published in Croatia, France, and Turkey. The Cougar Club centers on three 45-year-old childhood pals from St. Louis who reconnect and discover that you’re never too old to follow your heart. After Little Black Dress, Susan will pen another women’s fiction novel for HarperCollins and a young adult thriller for Random House (details to come!).
On the personal front, Susan calls herself an “Accidental Cougar” after meeting a younger man in 2005 when she was a St. Louis Magazine Top Single. They were married in February 2008 and live happily ever after in a suburb of St. Louis. Susan is a breast cancer survivor and often speaks to women’s groups about her experience.
Additionally, Susan has written five award-winning Debutante Dropout Mysteries (HarperCollins/Avon), including Blue Blood, The Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Night Of The Living Deb, and Too Pretty To Die. She has authored several YA series books for Random House about debutantes in Houston, the debut in 2008 appropriately titled The Debs and followed by Love, Lies, And Texas Dips in 2009. Gloves Off, the third book, is in pub date limbo.
Visit Susan at her website, susanmcbride.com.
Susan’s Tour Stops
Monday, August 22nd: Colloqium – author guest post
Wednesday, August 24th: Colloqium
Thursday, August 25th: Runpinne
Friday, August 26th: A Few More Pages
Monday, August 29th: Life In Review
Tuesday, August 30th: A Cozy Reader’s Corner
Wednesday, August 31st: The Lost Entwife
Thursday, September 1st: Library of Clean Reads
Saturday, September 3rd: Stephanie’s Written Word
Monday, September 5th: Tina’s Book Reviews
Tuesday, September 6th: 2 Kids and Tired Book Reviews
Wednesday, September 7th: BookNAround
Thursday, September 8th: Peeking Between the Pages
Friday, September 9th: Chick Lit Reviews