Little Lady, Big Apple

Little Lady, Big Apple

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By (author) Hester Browne

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  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 34mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 27 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 034083868X
  • ISBN 13: 9780340838686
  • Sales rank: 425,785

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At home, Melissa is a pushover in an Alice band. But at the Little Lady Agency, she transforms herself into blonde bombshell Honey: a super confident supernanny to hapless men all over London - with a desk diary that's bursting. Only now her American boyfriend Jonathan has invited her to New York for a holiday - on the condition that Honey and the blonde wig stay at home. Reluctantly leaving the agency in the hands of her tactless best mate and terrifying sister, Mel flies out...Before she knows it, she's agreed to polish the talented but rude rising star Ric Spencer, who just so happens to be an ex, while having to juggle Jonathan, his manipulative ex-wife, a wilful terrier, and escalating crises back in England. Can Melissa put the manners back into Manhattan? Or is this a challenge only Honey can tackle?

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Hester Browne bakes a perfect sponge, collects bright red lip-sticks and etiquette books, and divides her time between the Kings Road and Waitrose in Great Malvern.

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Praise for THE LITTLE LADY AGENCY: 'What a delicious, witty story, I loved it! It made me want to rush out, buy a blonde wig and adopt a new name at once!' Sophie Kinsella The most loveable romantic heroine since Jane Austen's Emma Chris Manby Loveable, charming, heart-warming, witty... Only start this when you've got a whole day to spare - you won't want to stop reading til it's finished! Company A stylish romantic comedy about men, manners and multi-tasking. Daily Express This is tremendous fun as the double life of our endearing heroine gets highly complicated and highly entertaining The Bookseller

Editorial reviews

London life coach crosses the pond to share her talents.Browne introduced Melissa Romney-Jones in The Little Lady Agency (2006). Now, a year later, the plucky Melissa has astonished friends and family by growing The Little Lady Agency into a lucrative business. It seems that London is teeming with bachelors in need of female advice. Now that business is booming, Melissa has sworn off wearing the blonde wig that helped transform her into her alter ego, Honey, a take-no-prisoners bombshell. Sometimes Melissa longs for the blonde tresses, especially when dealing with her high-strung family and high-maintenance clients. When a promotion forces her American boyfriend, Jonathan, to relocate to Manhattan, Melissa fears her charmed life has begun a downward spiral. Jonathan comes up with a solution: a month-long holiday to New York. There's one hitch-Jonathan's jealous of Melissa's male clients and wants Melissa to focus on their relationship while in the States. Once in New York, things don't pan out as Melissa envisioned. Ghosts of Jonathan's past marriage pop up, making Melissa feel insecure, and, due to the demands of Jonathan's job, she's not getting nearly enough quality time with him. Shopping can only entertain a girl for so long. Feeling idle, Melissa takes on a few freelance projects. Her moonlighting lands her in the tabloids and in hot water with Jonathan. When it seems that the relationship of these two careerists can't be salvaged, Melissa heads back to London to mend her broken heart and run her business. But there may be one last hope for romance.A scrumptious treat. Browne has managed to spruce up her writing for this second installment. (Kirkus Reviews)