• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (March 5, 2013)
The owner of a small high-end dress shop on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Loviah “Lovie” French is the one to whom certain women turn when they want to dish in the dressing room—including Lovie’s two best friends since boarding school, Dinah Wainwright and Avis Metcalf.
Outspoken Dinah made a name for herself as a columnist covering New York’s most fabulous; shy, proper Avis rose to prominence in the art world with her quiet manners and hard work. Despite their deep affection for Lovie, they have been allergic to each other for decades, uneasy acquaintances who are unwillingly bound to each other when Dinah’s favorite son and Avis’s only daughter fall in love. At the center of their orbit is Lovie, who knows everyone’s secrets and manages them as wisely as she can. Which is not wisely enough, as things turn out—a fact that will have a shattering effect on all their lives.
Beth Gutcheon is the critically acclaimed author of eight previous novels: The New Girls, Still Missing, Domestic Pleasures, Saying Grace, Five Fortunes, More Than You Know, Leeway Cottage, and Good-bye and Amen. She is the writer of several film scripts, including the Academy Award nominee The Children of Theatre Street. She lives in New York City.
Beth’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 12th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Wednesday, March 13th: Sweet Tidbits
Thursday, March 14th: A Bookish Way of Life
Friday, March 15th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, March 18th: A Patchwork of Books
Monday, March 25th: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Wednesday, March 27th: Teresa’s Reading Corner
Thursday, March 28th: Drey’s Library
Monday, April 1st: Amused By Books
Tuesday, April 2nd: Mrs. Q.: Book Addict