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By Kate Alcott

ISBN-10: 0385539053

ISBN-13: 9780385539050

From the recent York occasions bestselling writer of The 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 speeding 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 move paths with Carole Lombard, the staggering actress fromJulie’s provincial Midwestern fatherland. The younger lady has desires of changing into a screenwriter, however the simply activity Julie’s capable of finding is one within the studio exposure workplace of the notoriously difficult manufacturer David O. Selznick, who's busy burning via administrators, writers, and cash as he movies long gone with the Wind.
even though tensions run excessive at the set, Julie reveals she will be able to step onto the again lot, soak up the scent of smoky gunpowder and the delicate rustle of hoop skirts, and believe the paranormal 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 courting with Gable, which poses anything 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 organisation, not to mention regulate 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. bright, romantic, and packed with previous Hollywood information, a slightly of Stardust will front, shock, and enjoyment.

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Dear Bonaparte, she had written. Do you know it was me who wrote that note the first day? Is this why I can’t ever get away from you now? Sometimes, I’m sorry. Gracie. She blotted the ink, folded the page and stowed it in a small box with her belongings. She could never speak to Bonaparte, to ask him face to face. But it made things easier, getting it off her chest. Already, she felt lighter inside. Hester sat up in bed, with her hands clasped over her knees. ’ she asked, as if she’d been reading over Gracie’s shoulder.

She scuttled past Gracie without saying hello, but Gracie heard a mumbling under her breath. ‘Some people always get their way ... ’ Kitty spun around. ’ Kitty pounced on Gracie’s words. ‘We’re not to call him Napoleon. ’ Gracie shrugged. ’ ‘I don’t make the rules. I bin here before most, but I don’t get any say. ’ So that was the trouble! ‘I didn’t ask,’ said Gracie. ‘No? ’ Kitty flounced away, then came back to face Gracie. ‘And another thing – don’t go talking to that gardener. ’ ‘I like him,’ said Gracie.

She scuttled past Gracie without saying hello, but Gracie heard a mumbling under her breath. ‘Some people always get their way ... ’ Kitty spun around. ’ Kitty pounced on Gracie’s words. ‘We’re not to call him Napoleon. ’ Gracie shrugged. ’ ‘I don’t make the rules. I bin here before most, but I don’t get any say. ’ So that was the trouble! ‘I didn’t ask,’ said Gracie. ‘No? ’ Kitty flounced away, then came back to face Gracie. ‘And another thing – don’t go talking to that gardener. ’ ‘I like him,’ said Gracie.

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