GREAT-AUNT SOPHIA'S LESSONS FOR BOMBSHELLS by Lisa Cach
(Gallery Books; Trade Paperback Original; on-sale June 19th; $15.00)
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“Undeniable appeal.” –Booklist
“4 and 1/2 out of 5 stars” –RT Book Reviews
“Readers who enjoy Sophia Kinsella or Jane Green will find plenty to enjoy in this charming entry.” –Library Journal
From national bestselling author Lisa Cach, comes GREAT-AUNT SOPHIA’S LESSONS FOR BOMBSHELLS a warm-hearted, entertaining novel about a PhD student who experiences a life-changing summer while taking care of her great aunt, a 1940s movie star.
Grace Cavanaugh is hell-bent on proving her Women’s Studies dissertation thesis that beauty only leads to misery. And what better research subject than her great-aunt Sophia, a former B-movie star? Now eighty-five and facing surgery, Sophia has asked Grace for company…
Grace imagines a helpless, lonely old woman, forced to turn to a great-niece she barely knows for help. Instead, she finds the aging diva holding court in a Pebble Beach mansion, oozing a bombshell-itude—arthritis and wrinkles be damned—that captivates every male in sight.
To Grace’s dismay, her great-aunt decides a perfect distraction would be transforming the frumpy feminist into a femme fatale who purrs for her suitors…or devours them. She ordains classes in everything from carb cutting to lingerie, culminating in a challenging final exam. The newly svelte Grace must test her wiles—on both devilishly handsome and morally corrupt Declan and sensitive but painfully awkward Dr. Andrew.
Newly unleashed desires—and the discovery of a closely held family secret—threatens the bookworm turned babe’s entire feminist upbringing. Her thesis gone sadly awry, Grace wonders if her great-aunt is right: Will trusting her heart lead her to find beauty in the most unexpected of places?
About the author: Lisa Cach is the author of more than two dozen best-selling novels noted for their “sharp, humorous writing” (Booklist) and their “must-stay-up-and-read-until-dawn” plots (RT Book Reviews). A two-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.