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Southern charm : a novel
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Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Physical Desc:
242 pages ; 24 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
Fiction Mortime
Description
The entertaining first novel by socialite Tinsley Mortimer about a Southern Belle thrust into the frenzied world of high society in New York City. A modern Manhattan fairy tale with the sparkle of a champagne cocktail, Tinsley Mortimer's debut novel provides a delicious peek into her world of society, fashion, and big-city fame. SOUTHERN GIRL Minty Davenport has always dreamed of skyscrapers, yellow cabs, and a life like Eloise's in New York City. So upon graduation from college, she bids adieu to Charleston and makes a beeline for the Big Apple. Almost instantly, she finds herself at an event being photographed for Women's Wear Daily , and her career as a New York society "It Girl" is launched. As Minty navigates the ironclad customs of New York society, a blossoming love life, and a job working for a ruthless and powerful publicist, she finds that the rules a southern belle lives by--being nice to everyone, accentuating her femininity, and minding her manners--don't necessarily guarantee success in Manhattan. She may indeed be accumulating new friends and opportunities along with boldfaced mentions and a very eligible bachelor boyfriend, but someone is plotting her very public downfall. When Minty gets to the top of the social ladder, she must decide if the glamorous life she thought she wanted is really everything she hoped it would be. Tinsley Mortimer's insider observations about New York's elite are deliciously witty, and the heart of her book is that of an irresistibly lovable young woman who is on the brink of finding her dream.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781451627473, 1451627475

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"The entertaining first novel by socialite Tinsley Mortimer about a Southern Belle thrust into the frenzied world of high society in New York City.Small town girl Minty Davenport always dreamed of skyscrapers and yellow cabs. So upon graduation from college, she bids adieu to Charleston and makes a beeline for the Big Apple. Landing a job at a PR firm, she crosses paths with the city's elite, who are charmed by her vivacious personality and no-strings-attached sincerity. When she finds her picture in fashion magazines alongside A-list celebrities, Minty realizes that her future is in front of the camera, not behind it. But it's a long way from the deb balls of Charleston to Fashion Week in Lincoln Center, and the gatekeepers to New York society upper echelons aren't easily charmed.At first, Minty's attempts to apply etiquette lessons of a southern belle to big city life fail miserably--to comic effect. But she eventually morphs from the girl who alphabetizes the guest list to a boldface name, while also landing the city's most eligible bachelor. When a fellow "It Girl" starts rumors that threaten to ruin Minty's social standing, Minty is forced to reevaluate her values. Finally, she realizes that only by embracing her southern charm can she rule the city"-- Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mortimer, T. (2012). Southern charm: a novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mortimer, Tinsley. 2012. Southern Charm: A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mortimer, Tinsley, Southern Charm: A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mortimer, Tinsley. Southern Charm: A Novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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