A compelling story inspired by the real life of silent movie icon, Alla Nazimova. For fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and City of Girls.
‘You’re young and beautiful. The world is your oyster – it’s up to you to find your pearl’
When Maybelle Crabtree, a God-fearing farm girl from Kentucky, has a chance encounter with a charismatic stranger, her life changes forever. With an invitation to join the infamous Alla Nazimova and her Sewing Circle, Maybelle’s eyes are opened to a life of decadence and glamour.
Able to freely discover her own sexuality, Maybelle embraces all that Hollywood has to offer in the hedonist roaring twenties.
But both Maybelle and Alla have secrets that threaten to bring their gilded lives crashing down. Hearts will be broken, careers destroyed and friendships shattered because what happens behind closed doors, doesn’t stay hidden forever…
TW: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence, domestic abuse and abortion.