It’s 1938, and a young woman selling face cream out of a New York City beauty parlor is determined to prove she can have it all. Her name is Estée Lauder, and she’s about to take the world by storm, in this dazzling new novel from the USA Today bestselling author of The Social Graces and Park Avenue Summer.
In New York City, you can disappear into the crowd. At least that’s what Gloria Downing desperately hopes as she tries to reinvent herself after a devastating family scandal. She’s ready for a total life makeover and a friend she can lean on—and into her path walks a young, idealistic woman named Estée. Their chance encounter will change Gloria’s life forever.
Estée dreams of success and becoming a household name like Elizabeth Arden, Helena Rubinstein, and Revlon. Before Gloria knows it, she is swept up in her new friend’s mission and while Estée rolls up her sleeves, Gloria begins to discover her own talents. After landing a job at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York’s finest luxury department store, Gloria finds her voice, which proves instrumental in opening doors for Estée’s insatiable ambitions.
But in a world unaccustomed to women with power, they’ll each have to pay the price for daring to live life on their own terms and refusing to back down.
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“A fascinating glimpse into a legend who has changed the face of cosmetics forever.”
Marie Benedict New York Times bestselling author of The Personal Librarian and The Mitford Affair
“Rosen is at the height of her storytelling prowess with this glittering novel that shines as brightly as the heroine at its center. “Kristy Woodson Harvey,
Kristy Woodson Harvey New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wedding Veil
“A truly inspiring rags to riches tale, told by a wonderful storyteller.”
Natasha Lester New York Times bestselling author of The Riviera House and The Three Lives of Alix St. Pierre
“Estée Lauder was a force to be reckoned with and her ambition and drive leap off the page in Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl!”
Stephanie Marie Thornton USA Today bestselling author of Her Lost Words