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Her Mother's Secret

Her Mother's Secret

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PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER…

‘A fantastically engrossing story. I love it’ KELLY RIMMER
‘Intrigue, heartbreak… I cannot tell you how much I loved this book’ RACHEL BURTON
‘A gorgeously rich and romantic novel’ KATE FORSYTH

Her Mother’s Secret is the thrilling and captivating story of a brave young woman chasing her dream against society’s disapproval. Perfect for fans of Gill Paul, Kate Furnivall and Penny Vincenzi.

1918, England.
Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora East’s life. Rather than making cosmetics secretly in her father’s chemist shop, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead, Spanish flu arrives in the village, claiming her father’s life. Determined to start over she boards a ship to New York City, where she meets debonair department store heir Everett Forsyth . . .

1939, New York City.
Everett’s daughter, Alice, a promising ballerina, receives a mysterious letter inviting her to star in a series of advertisements for a cosmetics line. If she accepts she will be immortalized like dancers such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Ginger Rogers. Why, then, are her parents so quick to forbid it?


MORE PRAISE FOR NATASHA LESTER…

‘If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don’t) you will love this book’ Sally Hepworth
‘Stunning . . . Will have you captivated’ Liz Byrski
‘This romance will have you enchanted’ Woman’s Day
‘Natasha Lester is our generation’s Louisa May Alcott’ Tess Woods
‘What a GEM!’ Sara Foster
‘Natasha Lester brings bold, brave women to life’ Courier Mail
‘I love this book’ Rachael Johns
‘Exquisite!’ Vanessa Carnevale
‘Engaging’ Herald Sun
‘An essential addition to Australian fiction’ AusRomToday
‘Utterly compelling’ Good Reading
Emotion that will touch your heart and soul deeply’ Jodi Gibson
‘Fascinating, evocative and meticulously researched’ Annabel Abbs
‘Entertaining and provocative’ Perth Festival
‘Lester has woven a fine, original story of everlasting quality.’ BetterReading
‘A captivating tale’ Daily Examiner
‘A delightful and multi-faceted romp through the jazz era’ Natalie Salvo
‘Excellent historical fiction’ The Book Muse
‘You will love this even if you’re not a regular reader of historical fiction’ Jess Just Reads
‘Storytelling at its finest’ Great Reads & Tea Leaves
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 27th March 2018

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780751573114

Reviews

Had me at page one. This book should come with a 'Do Not Disturb' sign
VANESSA CARNEVALE, author of The Memories of Us
Vivid detail . . . Utterly compelling
Good Reading
Natasha Lester's engaging writing style and ability to create characters that connect with readers make her a welcome addition to the historical fiction market.
Herald Sun
If you enjoy historical fiction (and even if you don't) you will love this book
SALLY HEPWORTH, bestselling author of The Family Next Door
A delightful and multi-faceted romp through the jazz era . . . Her Mother's Secret is a sweeping historical saga about an inspiring woman tackling society's expectations head on, war paint and all
NATALIE SALVO
A strong-willed, determined heroine whose journey is as interesting, as it is inspiring
JODI GIBSON
Lester's storytelling is truly captivating
AUSROM TODAY