The It Girls: A Novel by Karen HarperThe It Girls: A Novel by Karen Harper

The It Girls: A Novel

byKaren Harper

Paperback | October 24, 2017

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From New York Times bestselling author Karen Harper comes a novel based on the lives of two amazing sisters . . .

One sailed the Titanic and started a fashion empire . . .

The other overtook Hollywood and scandalized the world . . .

Together, they were unstoppable.

They rose from genteel poverty, two beautiful sisters, ambitious, witty, seductive. Elinor and Lucy Sutherland are at once each other’s fiercest supporters and most vicious critics.

Lucy transformed herself into Lucile, the daring fashion designer who revolutionized the industry with her flirtatious gowns and brazen self-promotion. And when she married Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon her life seemed to be a fairy tale. But success came at many costs—to her marriage and to her children . . . and then came the fateful night of April 14, 1912 and the scandal that followed.

Elinor’s novels titillate readers, and it’s even asked in polite drawing rooms if you would like to “sin with Elinor Glyn?” Her work pushes the boundaries of what’s acceptable; her foray into the glittering new world of Hollywood turns her into a world-wide phenomenon. But although she writes of passion, the true love she longs for eludes her.

But despite quarrels and misunderstandings, distance and destiny, there is no bond stronger than that of the two sisters—confidants, friends, rivals and the two “It Girls” of their day.

Karen Harper is a former university and high school English teacher. Published since 1982, she writes contemporary suspense and historical novels. A rabid Anglophile, she likes nothing more than to research her novels on site in the British Isles. Harper won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for Dark Angel, and her novel Shattered Secrets w...
Title:The It Girls: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062567772

ISBN - 13:9780062567772

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read! This is usually not the type of boom I read but I quite enjoyed It! It was captivating and fun following the two sisters through their successes and seeing where each other endeavors take them. Well written and overall a good book!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a great read I had never heard of these two sisters and rather enjoyed reading about their success, hardships and sisterly bonds. I would highly recommend this book as the descriptions made you feel that you wanted to journey back in time to be with them and have some clothing designed just for you or to read the newest rather scandalous novel! Great book!
Date published: 2017-12-20

Editorial Reviews

“In this fictionalized biography, Harper defines “it” as the charm and charisma that defined the Sutherland sisters. Not only is this a fabulous portrait of the time, but it is also a deftly crafted portrait of the complexity of sisterhood.”