The overnight socialite
Lucy Ellis moved to the Big Apple to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer, but the native Midwesterner has just about had it with the city. A mousy, self-conscious girl trapped in a job at a designer sweatshop, Lucy has been mistreated, road-blocked, and otherwise insulted since her arrival. Overwhelmed by city life, Lucy is about to pack it all in and return home to Minnesota. Then she meets Wyatt.
After being publicly dissed by the glamour girl he'd been dating, man-about-town (and bored Ph.D. anthropologist) Wyatt Hayes wants to prove he's still at the top of his game and boasts to his best friend that he can transform any girl--even wallflower Lucy Ellis--into this year's "It" girl. If he can fool the upper crust of New York society into thinking an impostor like Lucy is the real thing, he can rip the chiffon veil off the whole Park Avenue social scene.
Lucy's an unlikely candidate to become a red-carpet butterfly, but she considers it her last resort and jumps at the opportunity to "become somebody" in New York. Wyatt begins to rigorously train Lucy in the style, sounds, and sensibilities of socialites born with entire sets of silver spoons in their mouths. Three months of preparation culminate in Lucy's appearance at the ultra-exclusive Fashion Forum Gala, where Lucy and Wyatt finally confront New York's aristocracy--and their feelings for each other.
Set against the glittering backdrop of contemporary Manhattan, The Overnight Socialite puts a 21st-century sheen on a timeless story of transformation and unlikely love.
|Grouped Work ID||d31a5580-a081-a04a-9174-cb8a719e6fe0|
|Grouping Title||overnight socialite|
|Grouping Author||clark bridie|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-13 00:39:50AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-22 03:53:30AM|
|available_at_haxtun||Haxtun Public Library|
|detailed_location_haxtun||Haxtun Public Library - Fiction|
|display_description||In this retelling of the classic Pygmalion, Lucy Ellis dreams of making it as a fashion designer but toils away on a Garment District assembly line. Man-about-town and bored anthropologist Wyatt Hayes IV has a score to settle with Cornelia Rockman, New York's reigning socialite. Can Wyatt fool Cornelia and her East Coast aristocracy into thinking a trailer-born nobody like Lucy is this year's "It" girl?|
|local_callnumber_haxtun||SC AF CLA|
|owning_library_haxtun||Haxtun Public Library|
|owning_location_haxtun||Haxtun Public Library|
|subject_facet||Anthropologists -- Fiction|
Fashion designers -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Socialites -- Fiction
|title_display||The overnight socialite|
|title_full||The overnight socialite / Bridie Clark|
|title_short||The overnight socialite|