A stunning debut novel about three young women and their search for life and love in 1950s New York
For a small-town girl with big dreams in 1955, there is no address more desirable than New York's Barbizon Hotel - the place where Grace Kelly lived when she first came to the big city.
Laura is an aristocratic beauty from Connecticut who arrives with a magazine internship and dreams of becoming a writer
Dolly is a hopeless romantic working the secretarial pool and looking to be swept off her feet
Vivian is a red-headed British bombshell who yearns to make it as a singer while working nights as a cigarette girl
Perfect for fans of Mad Men, The Best of Everything and The Paris Wife, this is a novel filled to the brim with glamour, following the lives of three women as they are lured into the exhilarating, dazzling world of New York City and embark on a journey that will alter their lives for ever.
A wonderful champagne bubble of a book-glamorous, aspirational, and relatable! The fifties never seemed so fun! Wicked, naughty and clever. - Melissa de la Cruz, author of Witches of East End
Deliciously stylish. Callahan suavely combines literary finesse and pulp fiction to create a fast-moving, heartwrenching tale of romance and tragedy in a time of tyrannically sexist social conventions. - Booklist
This tale of big dreams, drop-dead glamour and fragile hearts will have you turning pages late into the night... Suspenseful, sharp and romantic, I loved every minute of it. - Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black
I was completely charmed by this book! - John Searles, author of Help for the Haunted