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Ever feel like you woke up on the wrong side of the century?
So do I. That’s why I write Sparkling Vintage Fiction … among other things.
What’s Sparkling Vintage Fiction? Squeaky clean historical fiction set in the early 20th century. From the Edwardian era through World War II, with a particular fondness for the 1920s. Stories that whisk you back to a time period as engaging as today–but with better manners and snappier dialogue.
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Hollywood, California, 1933. Selling perfume in a department store is far from the life Helen Corrigan envisioned when she headed for Hollywood with stars in her eyes. Beneath the glittering façade, things in Tinseltown are seldom what they seem, and Helen fights to maintain her moral scruples amid trials and temptations. However, she’s not about to give up on her dream. All she needs is a lucky break. But what if the only “break” involves her heart?
Screenwriter Rusty Noble has one goal in mind: to make moving pictures that uplift and inspire their audiences. But his thankless job at Cooperman Studios keeps him toiling away on B-grade movies. Worse, box-office sensation Cynthia Starling—beloved by audiences and detested by those who actually know her—won’t let Rusty out of her talons. The idea of breaking away and starting fresh with his own studio seems a sketchy pipe dream at best, a career-ending fiasco at worst.
But when a new starlet enters his orbit–a starlet with the same vision for uplifting movies that he has–things start looking up.
This story of hope, heartbreak, and healing along the Boulevard of Broken Dreams will linger with readers long after they close the book.