By Kate Alcott

From the hot York instances bestselling writer of The fashion designer comes a blockbuster novel that takes you backstage of the filming of *Gone with the Wind*, whereas turning the highlight at the passionate romance among its rushing best guy, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard.

When Julie Crawford leaves fortress Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she by no means imagines she’ll pass paths with Carole Lombard, the brilliant actress fromJulie’s provincial Midwestern place of birth. The younger girl has desires of turning into a screenwriter, however the in basic terms task Julie’s capable of finding is one within the studio exposure place of work of the notoriously tough manufacturer David O. Selznick, who's busy burning via administrators, writers, and cash as he movies long past with the Wind.
even if tensions run excessive at the set, Julie unearths she will be able to step onto the again lot, take up the odor of smoky gunpowder and the gentle rustle of hoop skirts, and think the mystical global of long past with the Wind come to lifestyles. Julie’s entry to real-life magic comes while Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invitations her into the glamorous global Carole stocks with Clark Gable, who's approximately to maneuver into motion picture heritage because the rushing Rhett Butler.
Carole Lombard, fortunately profane and uninhibited, makes no mystery of her dating with Gable, which poses whatever of an issue for the studio simply because Gable is technically nonetheless married—and the very last thing the movie wishes is extra unfavorable exposure. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious journalists, hoping to avoid information about the affair from slipping out. yet she will slightly stay alongside of her blond agency, not to mention keep an eye on what comes out of Carole’s mouth, and—as their friendship grows—Julie quickly reveals she doesn’t are looking to. Carole, either clever and humorous, turns into Julie’s version for breaking freed from the past.
within the ever-widening scope of this tale, Julie is given a front-row seat not to one yet of the best amorous affairs of all time: the indisputable on-screen chemistry among Scarlett and Rhett, and offscreen, the deepening love among Carole and Clark. but underneath the glossy façade, issues in Hollywood are by no means particularly what they appear, and Julie needs to discover ways to stability her profession aspirations and her personal budding romance with the oversized personalities and overheated drama on set. brilliant, romantic, and full of outdated Hollywood info, a slightly of Stardust will front, shock, and enjoyment.

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His hands looked much stronger than hers. His veins stuck up like tiny mountain ranges. When he turned his hands, the calluses became visible. She couldn’t imagine why she was so fascinated by the movement of his fingers 54 A N AV O N T R U E R O M A N C E and hands. She’d never spent much time noticing a boy’s hands or the firmness in his forearms. But sitting here with Matt, watching him work, she thought he had the most capable hands she’d ever seen. She wondered what it would feel like to have his hand wrapped around hers, their palms pressed together.

Including who everyone was. ” she asked. He tilted his head toward the supply wagon. “The cook. ” SAMANTHA AND THE COWBOY 43 He shrugged. “They just do. ” She untied the burlap sack from around the saddle horn and cautiously approached the man who was now tying things into place at the wagon. “My supplies,” she offered. Such as they were. He harrumphed, took them, and stuffed her bag in a corner in the back of the wagon. “Appreciate it,” she told him. He grumbled something about “wet behind the ears” before turning away.

Friendly. Then he’d back off as though he’d stepped across an invisible line he’d never planned to get near. She didn’t quite know what to make of him or his attitude. She understood that he didn’t want to ride drag. But she had the feeling that she was the true thorn in his side. And she couldn’t figure out why.

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