By Kate Alcott
From the hot York occasions bestselling writer of The designer comes a blockbuster novel that takes you backstage of the filming of *Gone with the Wind*, whereas turning the highlight at the passionate romance among its speeding best guy, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard.
When Julie Crawford leaves fortress Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she by no means imagines she’ll go paths with Carole Lombard, the incredible actress fromJulie’s provincial Midwestern fatherland. The younger girl has goals of changing into a screenwriter, however the simply activity Julie’s capable of finding is one within the studio exposure place of work of the notoriously tough manufacturer David O. Selznick, who's busy burning via administrators, writers, and funds as he movies long gone with the Wind.
even if tensions run excessive at the set, Julie reveals she will be able to step onto the again lot, take up the odor of smoky gunpowder and the smooth rustle of hoop skirts, and believe the mystical international of long gone with the Wind come to existence. Julie’s entry to real-life magic comes whilst Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invitations her into the glamorous international Carole stocks with Clark Gable, who's approximately to maneuver into motion picture background because the rushing Rhett Butler.
Carole Lombard, fortunately profane and uninhibited, makes no mystery of her courting with Gable, which poses anything of an issue for the studio simply because Gable is technically nonetheless married—and the very last thing the movie wishes is extra destructive exposure. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious newshounds, hoping to avoid information about the affair from slipping out. yet she will be able to slightly stay alongside of her blond organization, not to mention keep watch over what comes out of Carole’s mouth, and—as their friendship grows—Julie quickly reveals she doesn’t are looking to. Carole, either clever and humorous, turns into Julie’s version for breaking freed from the past.
within the ever-widening scope of this tale, Julie is given a front-row seat not to one yet of the best amorous affairs of all time: the indisputable on-screen chemistry among Scarlett and Rhett, and offscreen, the deepening love among Carole and Clark. but underneath the glossy façade, issues in Hollywood are by no means really what they appear, and Julie needs to learn how to stability her profession aspirations and her personal budding romance with the oversized personalities and overheated drama on set. shiny, romantic, and choked with previous Hollywood info, a marginally of Stardust will front, shock, and enjoyment.