Synopses & Reviews
Louise C. wants what Jackie O had ...
Unhappy with her looks, her life, and her empty marriage, Louise Canova needs help -- and she finds it in a secondhand bookstore. A forty-year-old encyclopedia of style titled Elegance, this slim volume by formidable French fashion expert Madame Dariaux promises to transform even the plainest of women into creatures of poise and grace. It is a fairy godmother in print, an A-to-Z manual with essential advice that Louise vows to take to heart. But within its pages lie not only clues from her past, but also powerful lessons for the future. And as the old Louise gives way to the stunning new, she's about to find out that there's more to every life than what appears on the surface ... and that everything, even elegance, has its price.
"Readers will enjoy following this harrowing journey of self-discovery, renewal, and reinvention to its uplifting conclusion." Booklist
"[A] lively, irresistible read." Publishers Weekly
The London Times bestselling, witty, and sparkling Cinderella story of an unhappily married woman's transformation into a lady of poise and sophistication, whose fairy godmother is a long out-of-print manual on Elegance.
About the Author
Born in Pittsburgh, Kathleen Tessaro emigrated to London where she worked as an actress in films, television, and theater, while training to be a drama teacher and voice coach. She is the author of the novels Elegance, Innocence, and The Flirt. Kathleen currently lives in Pennsylvania.