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March 17, 2015

Today's Featured Title and Contest March 17, 2015

This Special Newsletter spotlights a book coming out today. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Wednesday, March 18th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of MADEMOISELLE CHANEL by C. W. Gortner. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: MADEMOISELLE CHANEL by C. W. Gortner

She revolutionized fashion and built an international empire --- all on her own terms.

Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her sisters are sent to a convent orphanage after their mother's death. The nuns of the order nurture Gabrielle's exceptional sewing skills, a talent that would propel the willful young woman into a life far removed from the drudgery of her childhood.

Burning with ambition, the petite brunette transforms herself into Coco, by day a hard-working seamstress and by night a singer in a nightclub, where her incandescence draws in a wealthy gentleman who becomes the love of her life. She immerses herself in his world of money and luxury, discovering a freedom that sparks her creativity. But it is only when her lover takes her to Paris that Coco discovers her destiny.

Rejecting the frilly, corseted silhouette of the past, Coco's sleek, minimalist styles reflect the youthful ease and confidence of the 1920s modern woman. As her reputation spreads, her couture business explodes, taking her into rarefied circles of society and bohemian salons. But her fame and fortune cannot save her from heartbreak as the years pass. And when Paris falls to the Nazis, Coco is forced to make choices that will haunt her always.

An enthralling novel about an entirely self-made woman, MADEMOISELLE CHANEL tells the true story of Coco Chanel's extraordinary ambition, passion and artistic vision.he revolutionized fashion and built an international empire --- all on her own terms.

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