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The It Girls By Karen Harper The It Girls 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 scand
  • Title: The It Girls
  • Author: Karen Harper
  • ISBN: 9780062567772
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • The It Girls By Karen Harper 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 arFrom 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.
    The It Girls By Karen Harper The It Girls by Karen Harper The It Girls by Karen Harper is an intriguing account of how fiction and history can work in a novel The genres for this novel are Historical Fiction, Women s Fiction, and Fiction The timeline for this story is set from , and goes into the twentieth century after The It Girls A Novel Harper At the beginning of It Girls Harper tends to drop facts rather than weaving them into the story line In spite of these minor flaws, the subject matter was so enthralling that I couldn t put the book down I became obsessed with the incredible story of these two amazing women s lives Fans of Downton Abbey will love this fast paced read. The It Girls A Novel Kindle edition by Harper, Karen At the beginning of It Girls Harper tends to drop facts rather than weaving them into the story line In spite of these minor flaws, the subject matter was so enthralling that I couldn t put the book down I became obsessed with the incredible story of these two amazing women s lives Fans of Downton Abbey will love this fast paced read. It girl The It Girls Events Entertainment, Cabaret Girls Hollywood It Girls Through the Years Cosmopolitan Aug , Here you ll find every Hollywood It Girl from the years to They include stars like Audrey Hepburn, Beyonc, Meryl Streep, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish. The It Girls of Every Decade Vanity Fair Oct , IT GIRLS The It Girls of Every Decade Every decade, it seems, can be epitomized by a single woman whose style, beauty, pedigree and often the The IT Girls audition Spice Girls Stop The X Factor Sep , Visit the official site Watch IT Girls sing Stop by The Spice Girls IT Girls LOVE The Spice Girls So imagine their delight upon seei The It Girls Events Entertainment, Cabaret Girls The It Girls are ready for your next party Our talented artists can be yours for birthdays, corporate events, television and fashion show appearances, anywhere in the world The It Girls creative directors work passionately to ensure perfection with everything from choreography and sound mixing, to lighting, costumes and rehearsals. Tara Palmer Tomkinson and co Whatever happened to the It It girls Tara Palmer Tomkinson and Tamara Beckwith partying in Tara Palmer Tomkinson, found dead at the age of , was head girl in a band of It girls that sprinkled sparkle and glamour The Top It Girls of the s Flavorwire Dark Angel
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    1. Karen Harper

      A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor The Ohio State University and high school literature and writing teacher A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women Karen s books have been published in many foreign languages and she won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for 2005 Karen has given numerous talks to readers and writers across the county Her most recent books include THE SOUTH SHORES TRILOGY CHASING SHADOWS, DROWNING TIDES and FALLING DARKNESS Her latest historical is THE ROYAL NANNY Please visit her website at KarenHarperAuthor and her fb page at facebook KarenHarperAuthor

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    1. The It Girls by Karen Harper is a 2017 William Morrow Paperbacks publication I love historical fiction, and thought this novel, centered around Elinor and Lucy Sutherland, might be an interesting tale The sisters, I suppose, would have been what we might have labeled It Girls , with Elinor realizing fame as a writer and Lucy as a famous fashion designer They both enjoyed success in their careers, but their personal lives suffered from several relationship disappointments However, the story was a [...]


    2. An authoress and a dressmaker on the loose.Nellie and Lucy were sisters and were mischievous from the start They went through thick and thin together The time was early 1800 s and women were to be wed and not be in a trade, but the Sutherland girls didn t abide Well Lucy didn t Nellie sort of did, but she still had high hopes of her books being published, and they were published.We follow both girls from their childhood to becoming adults The writing pulled you into the story line and kept your [...]


    3. I struggled a lot with this book Other than the fact that they apparently served as the source for the expression It Girl , I did not understand the choice to write an entire book about Elinor and Lucy Sutherland From an early age, the two sisters quarreled, treated each other and others poorly, and behaved in ways that certainly did not make me want to learn about them Whatever fleeting fame they each had was certainly overshadowed by their poor personal choices I powered through it because I [...]


    4. Karen Harper is one of my all time favorite historical fiction writers, and she has done another fantastic job in bringing to life sisters Elinor Glyn and Lucile Duff Gordon in her newest novel, The It Girls.This is an engrossing novel that begins in the late nineteenth century when Nellie and Lucy Sutherland are just young, imaginative girls with dreams of money, love, success, and adventure, and the account of their lives continues several decades into the early twentieth century and includes [...]



    5. Favorite Quote Not that I d like to be a man, but that I d like to be a woman and not have to act like one.My Review Color me an ignoramus, as I did not realize I was reading a book about real people when I started in I was nearly through the book when I had to stop reading and Google them to be sure I just had to While they weren t model citizens by any means, the Sutherland sisters made a profound impact on society of their time which continues to influence ours I had heard the term It girl be [...]


    6. MY REVIEW OF THE IT GIRLS by Karen Harper The It Girls by Karen Harper is an intriguing account of how fiction and history can work in a novel The genres for this novel are Historical Fiction, Women s Fiction, and Fiction The timeline for this story is set from 1875, and goes into the twentieth century after The Great War or World War 1, and then some years after The location of this story vacillates between Europe, England, Paris, France,Scotland and the United States.The author describes the t [...]


    7. Ok I gave this a four star rating and then thought about it over night before I wrote an actual review In hindsight I think I would now give it three stars It started off very slowly but once it got going it was interesting However, I m still not sure if I was reading fiction, non fiction or a mixture of both I learned a bit about the sisters but felt there was a lot to know It would have been nice to have had a bit information on some of the other characters too.Some of the chapters started q [...]


    8. I received an ARC for free through Giveaways.The It Girls tells the story of sisters Elinor Glyn, a boundary pushing writer, and Lucille Duff Gordon, a fashion pioneer, from their days as young girls on the brink of poverty through the success of their later years I expected a good historical fiction story, but the book lost me along the way.The sisters are at the heart of this book, and their relationship was not an easy one At times, they were totally supportive of each other and stood up for [...]


    9. Interesting story, but I found the writing tiresome The characters spend way too much time explaining relationships, locations, and events to each other for the reader s sake This made for very cumbersome dialogue at times, especially when information was repeated and the character then said something like as you know Yes, we already know Or yes, we get the historical reference It just didn t flow for me.



    10. The It Girls covers the lives of Elinor and Lucile Sutherland who lived during the late 1800s and early 1900s Both of these women lived when the world was changing rapidly and they both often seemed to be in the middle of some of the greatest changes The book covers from their childhood all the way to when they were well into middle age Because this book covers so much of their lives, the book often felt like vignettes and I kept wishing for it to slow down This book certainly whet my appetite t [...]


    11. Stilted, unnatural dialogue Tooooo much unnecessary explanation in characters conversations Couldn t force myself to finish it Found the entries on the sisters far interesting.


    12. We think the term It is new, is hip, but there were It Girls and ideas in the late 1800s Karen Harper brings two charming, ambitious, and highly successful Sutherland sisters out of obscurity and into the limelight in her newest novel Harper weaves a tight story of friendship and sisterly rivalry, of hopes achieved and dashed You ll be drawn into the descriptions of clothing, the hints of scandal, and the passion that lies beneath the story Stand alone historical fiction, It Girls will leave you [...]


    13. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review This book was far too short to encompass the lives of these two women Each sister has an amazing story, and really deserves her own novel Because the novel covers so many decades, it really felt like the author had to cram in everything she wanted to cover I feel like the novel suffered for that I really didn t like the style of the novel The plot was dialog driven, and I feel like I never re [...]


    14. The bond between sisters is one of fierceness that can not be duplicated Sisters fiercely support each other and take down those who battle against them But sisters can be fiercely judgmental towards one another and that judgmental feeling can turn into animosity that can test the very bond itself Karen Harper has written a fantastic tale of sisters and all that comes with the closeness they share Elinor and Lucy Sutherland are stunning characters that truly define the idea of sisterhood They ar [...]


    15. A well researched work So much background and many events were related or clarified through dialog, it seemed not much action was there to keep readers involved Can t say I actually liked either sister through the book, but I admired their groundbreaking roles and contributions to women in creative worlds Much of th dialog sounded a bit stilted as if the sisters were proclaiming rather than conversing in order to convey information or emotions needed, and therefore remained a bit distant from re [...]



    16. The It Girls tells the story of two sisters, Nellie and Lucy, who were the fashionable girls of their day Nellie becomes a famous author and Lucy is a successful fashion designer One of the girls penned the famous classic, Three Weeks, and the other survived the Titanic This novel follows their successes and their trials Mostly, it explores their sisterly bond that spanned for decades Both Lucy and Nellie are very sympathetic characters They are both idealistic, romantic, and ambitious Even thou [...]


    17. It was ok Purely historical fantasy A good escape I did not really enjoy now At another time I would have loved it but not now It was ok Two sisters grow up and are driven become a clothes designer and fiction writer who had bad marriages and one escaped divorce and found true love As the years went by the separation between the sisters two widen WWI and the victorian era past the ideas and fashionable statements became passe The 2 sisters knew they had to change Mother always held up the rear A [...]


    18. The book covers the lives of two sisters, Lucy Lucile and Elinor from 1875 to 1926 The story starts on the Isle of Jersey,onto London and finishes in Scotland but also includes France and America Lucy becomes a famous fashion designer while Elinor is a writer They don t have as much success in their private lives as in their business lives The book covers a changing time in the world with women beginning to have rights It wasn t till the end of the book when I was reading the author s that I lea [...]


    19. Wow Two sisters, very successful in their careers This book covers their lives from early girlhood to mature and thriving women While reading, I realized that these two were not fictional characters, but real women Enjoyed this book


    20. I had a very hard time getting into this book The story is there, but it is told in a way that would be easier to follow as a movie The writing jumps around a lot, making it difficult to follow and get to know the characters.


    21. I did not like this book It was hard to read because it was covering too much time over the span of the book.


    22. Another great historical fiction book It is amazing that this is the lives they led Although I wish there would have been emphasis put into the sinking of the Titanic The fact that she was a survivor of that terrible tragedy and yet she still sailed on ships after


    23. These two women definitely made the most of their opportunities I enjoyed the story about the two real life sisters who carved out successful careers in their own niche They might not have been lucky in love but they certainly knew how to live life to the full.


    24. I had never heard of these two infamous sisters, so the characters were new to me I, however, found the story repetitive and slow going There were many facts and phrases that were overused and the sisters themselves weren t very likable Compared to some of my other Karen Harper favorites The First Princess of Wales , this story fell flat and lifeless.



    25. I liked this book A story of two sisters who rise above scandal and betrayal and make a name for themselves in a man run world.


    26. Historical fiction about two sisters who were It Girls in their day.Lucile Duff Gordon survived the sinking of the Titanic This happened in the middle of this book So, just picture what an exciting life Lucile led.She was a self made woman,a very famous fashion designer.Her younger sister, Elinor, was a famous romance novelist.Very entertaining story.I m not going to go into any detail because I don t want to risk any spoilers of their stories.


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