The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance

4.07 based on 663 ratings & 157 reviews on Goodreads.com

Jessica Beam is a girl who knows how to party. Only lately she's been forgetting to turn up for work on time. Or in clean clothes. Down on her luck, out of a job and homeless, Jess seeks the help of her long-lost grandmother.

Things aren't going well for Matilda Beam, either. Her 1950s Good Woman guide books are out of print, her mortgage repayments are staggering and her granddaughter wears neon Wonderbras.

When a lifeline from a London publisher arrives, the pair have an opportunity to secure the roof over their heads - by invigorating the Good Woman guides and transforming modern, rebellious Jess into a demure vintage lady.

The true test of their make-over will be to capture the heart of notorious London playboy Leo Frost and prove that Matilda's guides still work. It's going to take commitment, nerves of steel and one seriously pointy bra to pull this off . . .

* Contains some strong language *

Laugh-out-loud hilarious with a sprinkling of charm and romance, this is a fantastic feel-good read.
Sunday Express
Funny and fun, this is a perfect summer read.
Sun

About Kirsty Greenwood

Kirsty Greenwood was born in 1982 in Oldham, Greater Manchester. A graduate of North Trafford College and Salford University, she is the founding editor of the popular female fiction and chick lit website Novelicious.com and author of Yours Truly and The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance.

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