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Lady be good : a novel
Lady be good : a novel
Brock, Amber2018
In 1950s New York, Kitty Tessler, the mischievous, status-obsessed daughter of a hotel magnate, schemes against her father's plans for her future when she falls for a musician and follows him to Miami and Havana. Kitty Tessler is the winsome and clever only child of self-made hotel and nightclub tycoon Nicolas Tessler. Kitty 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 fiance, 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.
Main title:
Lady be good : a novel / Amber Brock.
Brock, Amber, author
First edition.
New York : Crown, [2018]©2018
279 pages ; 25 cm
9781524760403 (hardback)
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionBROCAvailable