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Her Mother's Secret - Natasha Lester

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A sweeping story of love and ambition from England to the Manhattan of the 1920s and 1940s by the author of A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD

1918, England. Armistice Day should bring peace into Leonora's life. Rather than secretly making cosmetics in her father's chemist shop to sell to army nurses such as Joan, her adventurous Australian friend, Leo hopes to now display her wares openly. Instead, Spanish flu arrives in the village, claiming her father's life. Determined to start over, she boards a ship to New York City. On the way she meets debonair department store heir Everett Forsyth . . . In Manhattan, Leo works hard to make her cosmetics dream come true, but she's a woman alone with a small salary and a society that deems make-up scandalous.

1939, New York City. Everett's daughter, Alice, a promising ballerina, receives a mysterious letter inviting her to star in a series of advertisements for a cosmetics line. If she accepts she will be immortalized like dancers such as Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Ginger Rogers. Why, then, are her parents so quick to forbid it?

Her Mother's Secret is the story of a brave young woman chasing a dream in the face of society's disapproval.

About the Author

Natasha Lester worked as a marketing executive for cosmetic company L'Oreal, managing the Maybelline brand, before returning to university to study creative writing. She completed a Master of Creative Arts as well as her first novel, What Is Left Over, After, which won the T.A.G. Hungerford Award for Fiction. Her second novel, If I Should Lose You, was published in 2012, followed by A Kiss From Mr Fitzgerald in 2016.

The Age described Natasha as "a remarkable Australian talent" and her work been published in numerous anthologies and journals.

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    I love this book - RACHAEL JOHNS, bestselling author of THE PATTERSON GIRLS on A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD

    Stunning. Will have you captivated - LIZ BYRSKI on A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD

    If you're mad about the roaring twenties and all things Gatsby, this romance will have you enchanted - Woman's Day on A KISS FROM MR FITZGERALD

    Natasha Lester

    Natasha Lester’s fourth book, Her Mother’s Secret, was published by Hachette Australia in 2017. She is also the author of the bestselling historical novel, A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald, which was published in 2016.

    Previously, she’s written literary fiction as well, including the award-winning What is Left Over After (2010) and If I Should Lose You (2012). The Age newspaper has described her as “a remarkable Australian talent.”

    She has been the recipient of grants by the Australia Council, and a writing residency from Varuna, The Writers House. Her work has also appeared in The Review of Australian Fiction and Overland, and the anthologies Australian Love Stories, The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Purple Prose. In her spare time, she loves to teach writing, she’s a sought after public speaker and she can be also often be found drinking tea, buying shoes, doing headstands at yoga, or playing dress-ups with her 3 children.

    Visit Natasha Lester's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780733634659
    ISBN-10: 0733634656
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 400
    Published: 28th March 2017
    Publisher: Hachette Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 2.9
    Weight (kg): 0.49
    Edition Number: 1