"The dilemma of being a woman director in 1935 is not lost on Vivien Howard, who dresses like Hepburn but whose life lacks the romantic hijinks of a George Cukor film. Vivien has an emotionally unchallenging relationship with a bit part actor, and she hopes that this latest film project will catapult him to professional success. A box office hit is crucial, so the studio brings in Weston Holmes to keep Vivien on target, even at the point of sacrificing her artistic vision. As their personal and professional lives begin to entwine, Vivien and Weston are forced into an unthinkable compromise. Can Vivien become the leading lady in her own story or is she slated to remain behind the camera?
If readers look closely, they may find real-life parallels to the film industry, notably the similarity between the main actors to Hollywood darlings Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland, the studio brands, and the title of the film to a certain other Civil War-era love story. The book's shorter format length and cover styling compliment the retro feel. Lee's work is an homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood..." - Historical Novel Society
About the Author
Award winning author Georgie Lee was born and raised in San Diego where she also attended college, majoring in television and film production. She began her professional writing career at a local cable TV station writing marketing videos, promotional spots and public service announcements, some of which still haunt the airwaves.Blinded by the dazzling lights of Hollywood, she headed north to Los Angeles where she earned her MA in Screenwriting, met her husband, and settled into a career in the interesting but strange world of the entertainment industry. A lifelong history buff, Georgie hasn't given up hope that she will one day inherit a title and a manor house. Until then, she fulfills her dreams of lords, ladies and a season in London through her stories. When not writing, she can be found reading non-fiction history or watching any movie with a costume and an accent.