Synopses & Reviews
A fading English finishing school gets a twenty-first-century makeover in this "modern-day fairy tale" (Romantic Times
) from New York Times
bestselling author Hester Browne, whose sparkling novels are "charming and feel-good" (Cosmopolitan
Twenty-seven years ago, an infant turned up on the doorstep of London’s esteemed Phillimore Academy for Young Ladies. Now, Betsy Phillimore returns to the place where she was lovingly raised by Lord and Lady Phillimore, only to find the Academy in disrepair and Lord P. desperate to save his legacy. Enter Betsy with a savvy business plan to replace dusty protocol with the essentials girls need today: cell phone etiquette, eating sushi properly, handling credit cards, choosing the perfect little black dress, negotiating a pre-nup, and other lessons in independent living. But returning to London also means crossing paths with her sexy girlhood crush . . . and stirring up the mystery of who her parents are and why they abandoned her. Will the puzzle pieces of her past fall into place while Betsy races to save the only home she’s ever known?
"A delicious, entertaining book!" -- Sophie Kinsella
A fading English finishing school gets a twenty-first-century makeover in this “modern-day fairy tale” (Romantic Times) from New York Times bestselling author Hester Browne, whose sparkling novels are “charming and
“A DELICIOUS, ENTERTAINING BOOK!”
“A charming and funny novel . . . moving, too, with some really poignant moments. I loved all the pieces of advice and scribbled some down!” —Sophie Kinsella, Time magazine
“Entertaining and highly enjoyable . . . will appeal to fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary.”
“Browne has a sure touch with plot and dialogue.” —Entertainment Weekly
Hester Browne's sparkling romantic comedy about a young woman who gives a fading English finishing school a 21st-century makeover.
Hester Browne is the New York Times bestselling author of The Little Lady Agency; Little Lady, Big Apple; and The Little Lady Agency and the Prince. Born in England, she read English at Trinity College, Cambridge. A devotee of Scottish reeling, vintage-clothes hunting, and cryptic crosswords, she lives in London and Herefordshire with her Basset hound Violet. Visit her at www.simonandschuster.com/hesterbrowne.
About the Author
Hester Browne is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple, The Finishing Touches, and Swept Off Her Feet. She lives in London and Herefordshire with her two Basset hounds Violet and Bonham.