Well Behaved Women

By Caroline Lamond

‘An engaging portrait of an indomitable woman at the heart of Golden Age Hollywood’ Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Manhattan Girls

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was hooked from the first page… it had what I was looking for in the Golden Age of Hollywood’ NetGalley reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really reminded me of City of Girls, the lifestyle, the glamour but also the tenderness… Wonderful!’ NetGalley reviewer

For fans of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and City of Girls.

‘You’re young and beautiful. The world is your oyster – it’s up to you to find your pearl’

When Maybelle Crabtree, a God-fearing farm girl from Kentucky, has a chance encounter with a charismatic stranger, her life changes forever. With an invitation to join the infamous Alla Nazimova and her Sewing Circle, Maybelle’s eyes are opened to a life of decadence and glamour.

Able to freely discover her own sexuality, Maybelle embraces all that Hollywood has to offer in the hedonist roaring twenties.

But both Maybelle and Alla have secrets that threaten to bring their gilded lives crashing down. Hearts will be broken, careers destroyed and friendships shattered because what happens behind closed doors, doesn’t stay hidden forever…

TW: This book contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence, domestic abuse and abortion.

Readers have been swept away by Well Behaved Women:

‘An enticing parallel portrait, of women endeavouring to be heard in a glittering but masculine era’ Mandy Robotham, international bestselling author

‘An extraordinary story’ Georgia Kaufmann, author of The Dressmaker of Paris

Emotional and poignant… beautifully written and so evocative. A truly fantastic read!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Excellent… I was totally involved in the story, the characters and their lives’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Eye-opening… a trip back in time’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A thoroughly engaging read with fascinating queer women against the backdrop of the Hollywood age. Bravo!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was not fully prepared to completely fall in love with this book’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Beautifully crafted, richly detailed with captivating characters’ ’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 13 Apr 2023
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-852766-2

”'A vibrant tribute to a mesmerising screen icon of the 1920s. Lamond skilfully reimagines the way Alla Nazimove’s traumatic past gives her the courage to turn heartbreak into art” - Louisa Treger, author of Madwoman

”'Evocative and titillating, this beautifully written tale of Alla Nazimova, one of Hollywood’s brightest stars of the 1920s, and her circle of talented, rule-breaking women, swept me away” - USA Today bestselling author, Adrienne Chinn

”'A tragic yet beautiful story. Equal parts glitz, glamour, and closed-door secrets, this fabulous book is a must-read for fans of historical fiction” - USA Today bestselling author, Andie Newton