On Sale: June 26, 2018
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Women's Fiction Historical
Set in the 1950s, Lady Be Good marks Amber Brock's
mesmerizing return, sweeping readers into the world of
the mischievous, status-obsessed daughter of a hotel
magnate and the electric nightlife of three iconic
cities: New York, Miami, and Havana.
Kitty Tessler is the winsome and clever only child of
self-made hotel and nightclub tycoon Nicolas Tessler.
Kitty may not have the same pedigree as the tennis club
set she admires, but she still sees herself as every inch
the socialite--spending her days perfecting her "look"
and her nights charming all the blue-blooded boys who
frequent her father's clubs. It seems like the fun will
never end until Kitty's father issues a terrible
ultimatum: she may no longer date the idle rich. Instead,
Kitty must marry Andre, her father's second-in-command,
and take her place as the First Lady of his hotel empire.
Kitty is forced to come up with a wily and elaborate plan
to protect her own lofty ideas for the future, as well as
to save her best friend, Henrietta Bancroft, from a
doomed engagement; Kitty will steal Henrietta's fiancÚ, a
fabulously wealthy but terribly unkind man from a
powerful family--thereby delivering the one-two punch of
securing her now-fragile place on the social ladder and
keeping her friend from a miserable marriage.
Then Kitty meets Max, a member of a band visiting
New York from her father's Miami club, and her plans take
a turn. Smitten, but still eager to convince her father
of her commitment to Andre, Kitty and Hen follow Max,
Andre, and the rest of the band back down to Miami--and
later to Cuba. As Kitty spends more time with Max, she
begins waking up to the beauty--and the injustice--of the
world beyond her small, privileged corner of Manhattan.
And when her well-intended yet manipulative efforts
backfire, Kitty is forced to reconsider her choices and
her future before she loses everyone she loves.
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