Can The Perfect Red Lipstick Give You Power & Purpose? Jennie Nash’s Perfect Red – An “Absolutely Dazzling” Story Set in 1952 McCarthy-Era New York – 4.8 Stars & Just $2.99 on Kindle

Perfect Red

by Jennie Nash

4.8 stars – 14 Reviews
Or currently FREE for Amazon Prime Members Via the Kindle Lending Library
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Here’s the set-up:

In McCarthy-era New York, having the right idea for a book can lead to fame and fortune, but having the wrong idea can turn you from citizen to suspect. When the secretary of a prominent book editor becomes obsessed with the story of the world’s most glamorous red lipstick, she becomes convinced that it was the book she was born to write. She struggles to overcome her belief that surrendering to passion of any kind is dangerous and to fend off the seductive attention of the editor’s star author.Ultimately, she must fight the author for the right to tell the tale and for the right of an author to tell her own truth.


“A whipsmart, wildly original ride that’s a heady mix of chemistry, politics, mystery, obsession and a 1950’s heroine daring to find her way. The writing sparkles on the page, and the essential question — what would you do for your passion? — becomes as provocative as it is haunting. Perfect Red is more than perfect — it’s absolutely dazzling.” — Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures Of You

“Captivating from the first sentence, impossible to put down, Perfect Red leaves you inspired, energized and ready to take on the world. Powerful storytelling at its most potent.” — Lisa Cron, author of Wired For Story: The Writer’s Guide To Using Brain Science To Hook Readers From The Very First Sentence

“With pitch perfect precision, Nash sweeps her reader into McCarthy-era Manhattan and the male dominated, literary world into which one Lucy Lawrence strives to arrive. I can see putting this gem of a book squarely in thehands of readers of historical and literary fiction as well as those looking for a page-turning escape.” — Linda McLoughlin Figel, {pages} a bookstore

From The Author

Perfect Red is a story about obsession, passion, and the perfect red lipstick. Why lipstick? A hundred reasons, really. I was inspired by a story one of my writing students told me about a real-life duchess who used blood to make her cheeks red; I was inspired by Coco Chanel, on whom my character Isadora is based; and I had done a lot of research about the color red for my last novel, The Threadbare Heart. All that was in my head when I started writing a story set in the 1950s about a secretary to a prominent book editor who becomes obsessed with with writing a book of her own. She’s attracted to and repelled by the whole idea of passion, so the perfect red lipstick was a perfect subject for her. She longs to wear it, and to write about it, and wrestles with her yearnings throughout the book.My favorite red lipstick is one by MAC. I’m not quite as bold as Lucy, so my red is more like a soft maroon. What’s your favorite red? I’m taking a poll on my website and would love to hear your vote.

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