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Publisher's Summary

In this new novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life, two women working in Hollywood during its golden age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship.

Los Angeles, present day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister's vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie....

Los Angeles, 1938. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and she lands a job on the film set of Gone with the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey's zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood's glitterati enthrall Violet...until each woman's deepest desires collide. What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future.

©2016 eChristian (P)2016 eChristian

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Pass on this

I struggled through it but it never got better. I disliked all the characters and the story was very predictable.

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Not As Good As Her Last Book

I am a fan of Susan Meissner...However this book somehow missed the mark. It seemed a little pretentious like a person who name-drops to feel like an insider. It did not quite have the genuine feel of Hollywood in the 30's The more the book progressed the less I like one of the main characters. The switch back and forth from the 40's to the present was mostly clumsy and the character development for the elderly Violet and her daughter was just not there.I thought the "Hat" part of the plot was rather silly. Did not like the narrator much ...her southern voice was cloying. Will look for the next book and hope it is more like "The Secret of a Charmed Life" her previous novel, which I thought was very good.

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pretty boring story

Started off okay. But just become a meandering story with one of the main characters becoming more and more unlikeable and annoying.

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No thanks

Incredibly dull. I kept trying to push through but ultimately gave up. The story starts off slow and with no real direction and very average characters. Not a fan.

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Missed potential

This could have been an interesting book if it had focused on the behind-the-scenes drama of the making of Gone With the Wind. That is really only a backdrop to this rather lame, unrealistic story about two women who worked at the studio. Neither character was particularly sympathetic.

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Love this book

This is a wonderful story. I could not put it down. It starts out during the filming of Gone With The Wind the story is a behind the scenes told by two office girls who are roommates. The book continues to present day giving you a detailed account of their lives and what it must have been like to live during that era.

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Slow story

Unfortunately this book pales in comparison to secrets of a charmed life and a fall of marigolds. Unrealized expectations. Very slow story and expected more.

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Didn't Enjoy as Much as Other Books by this Author

I have become a fan of this author, Susan Meissner, and her style of historical fiction; having read " As Bright as Heaven" & listened to "The Last Year of the War". I thoroughly enjoyed both of those books. However, I was disappointed with this book. For me, it just seemed to drag on and on, and become a bit too syrupy for my taste. I also did not enjoy the narrator's style. Unfortunately, it is not a book I would recommend as historical fiction or a great read.

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Absolutely wonderful story and writing

A very wonderful story with believable characters. The writing is outstanding. This is only my second book by Susan Meissner and I can't get enough of her writing and stories. Eorth every second spent on it!

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Love!

I love how this author goes into such depth and detail about the backstory of her characters of the story that she's telling. This is the second book that I've read/listen to and I look forward to reading many more