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A Touch of Stardust - A Novel

Kate Alcott

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind the scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress Carole Lombard. When Julie Crawford leaves Fort Wayne, Indiana, for Hollywood, she never imagines she'll cross paths with Carole Lombard, the dazzling actress fromJulie's provincial Midwestern hometown. The young woman has dreams of becoming a screenwriter, but the only job Julie's able to find is one in the studio publicity office of the notoriously demanding producer David O. Selznick, who is busy burning through directors, writers, and money as he films Gone with the Wind. Although tensions run high on the set, Julie finds she can step onto the back lot, take in the smell of smoky gunpowder and the soft rustle of hoop skirts, and feel the magical world of Gone with the Wind come to life. Julie's access to real-life magic comes when Carole Lombard hires her as an assistant and invites her into the glamorous world Carole shares with Clark Gable, who is about to move into movie history as the dashing Rhett Butler. Carole Lombard, happily profane and uninhibited, makes no secret of her relationship with Gable, which poses something of a problem for the studio because Gable is technically still married-and the last thing the film needs is more negative publicity. Julie is there to fend off the overly curious reporters, hoping to prevent details about the affair from slipping out. But she can barely keep up with her blond employer, let alone control what comes out of Carole's mouth, and-as their friendship grows-Julie soon finds she doesn't want to. Carole, both wise and funny, becomes Julie's model for breaking free of the past. In the ever-widening scope of this story, Julie is given a front-row seat to not one but two of the greatest love affairs of all time: the undeniable on-screen chemistry between Scarlett and Rhet

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

10h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

47:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

26:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

32:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:31