Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: stars-over-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 1628999012
  • Release Date: 2016-03-01
  • Number of pages: 500
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Center Point

"Two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship"--

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: stars-over-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 9780698197848
  • Release Date: 2016-01-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Penguin

In this new novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship. Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie… Los Angeles, 1938. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet…until each woman’s deepest desires collide. What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED From the Trade Paperback edition.

Angels on Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: angels-on-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 9781439103920
  • Release Date: 2008-06-16
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Melissa de la Cruz
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Pay to get in, Pray to get out. Johnny Silver is the world's soon-to-be biggest rock star, but on the eve of his debut concert in Los Angeles, he mysteriously disappears, causing global pandemonium. His friend Taj tries to discover the truth about his disappearance, which leads her to and its shadowy founder, Sutton Werner, who throws the wildest parties in Bel-Air. TAP started out innocently enough, as a website that dishes the dirt on the kids of Sunset Boulevard and beyond. But it has become something more. Membership is a privilege with responsibilities and consequences. At Sutton's parties, anything goes, especially in the legendary backroom rituals nicknamed The Angels Practice. Rumors abound of a special drink handed out at the parties that tap into otherworldly sensations. One night Taj meets Nick, a Westside preppie who doesn't buy into the TAP mayhem, especially since his kid sister never came home from attending one of its blow-out bashes. Slowly the two of them are drawn to TAP and to each other. But Taj just might know more than she's letting on.... Are you ready for the darker side of Tinsel-town's brightest lights?

Close up on Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: close-up-on-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 0312302541
  • Release Date: 2003-02-04
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Sam Staggs
  • Publisher: Macmillan

The never-before-told story of how Sunset Boulevard became a screen classic reveals the many secrets and scandals involving the big names associated with the movie, and documents the impact of this film on society, including its revival as a controversial and extravagant Broadway musical in the 1990s. Reprint.

Rock n Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

  • Filename: rock-n-roll-billboards-of-the-sunset-strip.
  • ISBN: 1883318394
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Robert Landau
  • Publisher:

In Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, author and photographer Robert Landau showcases the signs that defined an era, a time when rock was the most important music ever recorded, when youth, politics and art merged to turn counterculture into mainstream culture. From the earliest hand-painted Doors billboard to the artwork created by Hollywood and London's top graphic designers, this beautiful photographic collection has it all. Robert Landau tells it like it was, through the people, the time, the energy - and the billboards.

The Girl in the Glass

  • Filename: the-girl-in-the-glass.
  • ISBN: 9780307730435
  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: WaterBrook

Renaissance is a word with hope infused in every letter. Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls to her less-than-reliable father to take her instead, Meg’s long-anticipated travel plans seem permanently on hold. When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?

Faces of Sunset Boulevard

  • Filename: faces-of-sunset-boulevard.
  • ISBN: 1595800409
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Author: Patrick Ecclesine
  • Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

Presents a collection of photographs of people, from the famous to the unknown, who live and work in Los Angeles.

A Fall of Marigolds

  • Filename: a-fall-of-marigolds.
  • ISBN: 9781101625545
  • Release Date: 2014-02-04
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Penguin

A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away.... September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries…and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her? September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers…the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life? From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Bridge Across the Ocean

  • Filename: a-bridge-across-the-ocean.
  • ISBN: 045147600X
  • Release Date: 2017-03-14
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: Berkley

Wartime intrigue spans the lives of three women past and present in the latest novel from the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life. February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistancespy. Now the two women are joining hundreds of other European war brides aboard the renowned RMS Queen Mary to cross the Atlantic and be reunited with their American husbands. Their new lives in the United States brightly beckon until their tightly-held secrets are laid bare in their shared stateroom. When the voyage ends at New York Harbor, only one of them will disembark... Present day. Facing a crossroads in her own life, Brette Caslake visits the famously haunted Queen Mary at the request of an old friend. What she finds will set her on a course to solve a seventy-year-old tragedy that will draw her into the heartaches and triumphs of the courageous war brides and will ultimately lead her to reconsider what she has to sacrifice to achieve her own deepest longings. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED"

Platinum Doll

  • Filename: platinum-doll.
  • ISBN: 9781488010200
  • Release Date: 2016-02-01
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Anne Girard
  • Publisher: MIRA

Set against the dazzling backdrop of Golden Age Hollywood, novelist Anne Girard tells the enchanting story of Jean Harlow, one of the most iconic stars in the history of film It's the Roaring Twenties and seventeen-year-old Harlean Carpenter McGrew has run off to Beverly Hills. She's chasing a dream—to escape her small, Midwestern life and see her name in lights. In California, Harlean has everything a girl could want—a rich husband, glamorous parties, socialite friends—except an outlet for her talent. But everything changes when a dare pushes her to embrace her true ambition—to be an actress on the silver screen. With her timeless beauty and striking shade of platinum-blond hair, Harlean becomes Jean Harlow. And as she's thrust into the limelight, Jean learns that this new world of opportunity comes with its own set of burdens. Torn between her family and her passion to perform, Jean is forced to confront the difficult truth—that fame comes at a price, if only she's willing to pay it. Amid a glittering cast of ingenues and Hollywood titans—Clara Bow, Clark Gable, Laurel and Hardy, Howard Hughes—Platinum Doll introduces us to the star who would shine brighter than them all.

The Shape of Mercy

  • Filename: the-shape-of-mercy.
  • ISBN: 9780307758330
  • Release Date: 2010-06-02
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: WaterBrook

“We understand what we want to understand.” Leaving a life of privilege to strike out on her own, Lauren Durough breaks with convention and her family’s expectations by choosing a state college over Stanford and earning her own income over accepting her ample monthly allowance. She takes a part-time job from 83-year-old librarian Abigail Boyles, who asks Lauren to transcribe the journal entries of her ancestor Mercy Hayworth, a victim of the Salem witch trials. Almost immediately, Lauren finds herself drawn to this girl who lived and died four centuries ago. As the fervor around the witch accusations increases, Mercy becomes trapped in the worldview of the day, unable to fight the overwhelming influence of snap judgments and superstition, and Lauren realizes that the secrets of Mercy’s story extend beyond the pages of her diary, living on in the mysterious, embittered Abigail. The strength of her affinity with Mercy forces Lauren to take a startling new look at her own life, including her relationships with Abigail, her college roommate, and a young man named Raul. But on the way to the truth, will Lauren find herself playing the helpless defendant or the misguided judge? Can she break free from her own perceptions and see who she really is?

Lady in Waiting

  • Filename: lady-in-waiting.
  • ISBN: 0307458849
  • Release Date: 2010-09-07
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: WaterBrook

Love is a choice you make every day. Content in her comfortable marriage of twenty-two years, Jane Lindsay had never expected to watch her husband, rad, pack his belongings and walk out the door of their Manhattan home. But when it happens, she feels powerless to stop him and the course of events that follow Brad’s departure. Jane finds an old ring in a box of relics from a British jumble sale and discovers a Latin inscription in the band along with just one recognizable word: Jane. Feeling an instant connection to the mysterious ring bearing her namesake, Jane begins a journey to learn more about the ring—and perhaps about herself. ~ In the sixteenth-century, Lucy Day becomes the dressmaker to Lady Jane Grey, an innocent young woman whose fate seems to be controlled by a dangerous political and religious climate, one threatening to deny her true love and pursuit of her own interests. As the stories of both Janes dovetail through the journey of one ring, it becomes clear that each woman has far more infl uence over her life than she once imagined. It all comes down to the choices each makes despite the realities they face. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Sound Among the Trees

  • Filename: a-sound-among-the-trees.
  • ISBN: 9780307458858
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 327
  • Author: Susan Meissner
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press

When Marielle marries Carson Bishop and moves into Holly Oaks, his dead wife's Virginia family home, she investigates stories that the house is haunted by her ancestress, Susannah Page, who is rumored to have been a Civil War spy.

Flight of Dreams

  • Filename: flight-of-dreams.
  • ISBN: 9780385540032
  • Release Date: 2016-02-23
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Ariel Lawhon
  • Publisher: Anchor

"At every page a guilty secret bobs up; at every page Lawhon keeps us guessing. Who will bring down the Hindenburg? And how?” -- New York Times Book Review On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety-seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey. Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems; the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart; a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world’s largest airship; an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany; and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle. Over the course of three hazy, champagne-soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed. Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg. Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster. But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them. Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

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