By Elizabeth Ross
Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from prosperous socialites, and whilst the Countess Dubern wishes a better half for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed the precise adornment of plainness.
Isabelle has no inspiration her new "friend" is the employed support, and Maude's very lifestyles one of the aristocracy hinges on her maintaining the reality a mystery. but the extra she learns approximately Isabelle, the extra her loyalty is proven. And the longer her deception maintains, the extra she has to lose.
encouraged by way of a brief tale written by way of Emile Zola, Belle Epoque is determined on the top of bohemian Paris, while town used to be on the height of decadence, women and men have been at their most pretty, and morality used to be at its so much depraved.
A YASLA William C. Morris Award Finalist
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“Both touching and enjoyable, it is a tale approximately many things—true friendship, actual good looks, being stuck among worlds—and it's going to pride fanatics of historic fiction.”—Publishers Weekly
“A refreshingly appropriate and encouraging old venture.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A compelling tale approximately friendship, the complexity of good looks, and self-discovery…full of sturdy lady characters.”—School Library Journal
“With resonant interval element, stylish narration, and a layered exploration of sophistication and friendship, this provocative novel is rife with satisfaction.”—Booklist
“Much to supply a modern YA audience…flirtation and match-making to tantalize romance fans…prime book-club fare.”—The Bulletin
"This delectable Parisian story left me sighting with candy delight. J'adore Belle Epoque!"-Sonya Sones, writer of What My mom does not Know and To Be completely Honest
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