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My favorite red lipstick is one by MAC. I'm not quite as bold as Lucy, so my red is more like a soft maroon. What's your favorite red? I'm taking a poll on my website and would love to hear your vote.
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Top Customer Reviews
The novel is set in 1952 in New York City at the time of the Red Scare which had to do with communism. More importantly though this story takes a young and naive girl whose only dream is to become an author in a time when women didn’t aspire to much beyond being housewives and shows us how determination and passion can lead us to our dreams coming true.
Lucy is different from the other young women of her time who are happy enough to work in the typing pool or get married. She herself wants to be an author so when she lands a job working for one of the top publishing houses she takes the opportunity to learn as much as she can. Meanwhile she keeps trying to get started on her novel. She has an idea; she wants to write about Perfect Red – the lipstick that all the women are crazy about and that is said to be exactly what you need to lure in a man. Lucy knows there must be a backstory there and she needs to find out what it is but none of that will matter if she can’t get the words down onto paper.
Enter TJ Wright who is a best selling author. Lucy decides that in order to save her job and his she will give him her idea and let him write the novel. Let’s not forget that TJ is awfully handsome and gives her butterflies. However Lucy can never imagine the terrible turn of fate that will befall her all because she trusts the wrong people in a time when women had no rights and they certainly weren’t deemed intelligent enough to ever be able to write a novel.Read more ›
I love the way Jennie paints such a full picture of her characters with their strengths and weaknesses and draws us in tho their feelings.
I think Lucy could be a series character like Maisie Dobbs
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jennie Nash's Perfect Red has been on my TBR list for several months now. I'm only sorry I waited so long to begin it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lynda J. Schuessler
I love getting lost in the characters Jennie Nash creates. There is a perfect balance of romance, history, and imagination. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Natalie RN, MSN
As an avid reader it is sometimes difficult to find fresh ideas. I thought this was a unique read using historical facts...during an interesting period of time...... Read morePublished on May 25, 2013 by andrea
I loved the book! Jennie makes the characters and the time period come alive! I really like reading books about strong women especially in a time period where women were not... Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by Sarah
"Perfect Red" is a thoroughly enjoyable read. The early years after World War II is an era filled with emotional ups and downs. Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by Penelope L. Pitcher
Perfect Red is as fun and alluring as the perfect red lipstick itself. I found this novel thoroughly enjoyable and decadent, it was a true pleasure to read.Published on May 7, 2013 by Elisabeth
I loved "Perfect Red." Loved Lucy, loved the 50's politics, and loved the idea of a shade of lipstick as a catalyst for the story, brilliant. It was truly a fun read.Published on April 28, 2013 by trapsters
The 1950's. The McCarthy Era. Communism. New York. And the most perfect shade of red lipstick ever made that women swore had the power to make a man go wild with desire. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by Maryellen
Loved the details of life in the 50's. Like Lucy, when I was an 8th grade student a teacher did not believe that I wrote a story that was turned in for an assignment. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by December5675