The It Girls Read Online Free - 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 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.
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December 07, 2017
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 rea...
October 24, 2017
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...
October 18, 2017
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 poorl...
December 27, 2017
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 Lu...
November 08, 2017
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.
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...
October 03, 2017
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 twen...
November 27, 2017
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...
October 20, 2017
I received an ARC for free through Goodreads 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 his...
October 26, 2017
"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 t...
November 12, 2017
Not a fan of this book and found it a struggle to finish. The writing and dialogue was not realistic.