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Short Synopsis
Tinsley Mortimer's debut is a champagne cocktail of fashion, society, and big city fame, served by a chic Southern belle determined to charm Manhattan.

Full Synopsis
Southern girl Minty Davenport always dreamed of skyscrapers, yellow cabs, and a life like Eloise's in New York City. So upon graduation from college, she bids adieu to Charleston and makes a beeline for the Big Apple. Almost instantly, she finds herself at an event being photographed for Women's Wear Daily, and her career as a New York society "It Girl" is launched.

As Minty navigates the ironclad customs of New York society, a blossoming love life, and a job working for a ruthless and powerful publicist, she finds that the rules a Southern belle lives by—being nice to everyone, accentuating her femininity, and minding her manners—don't necessarily guarantee success in Manhattan. She may indeed be accumulating new friends and opportunities along with bold-faced mentions and a very eligible bachelor boyfriend, but someone is plotting her very public downfall. When Minty gets to the top of the social ladder, she must decide if the glamorous life she thought she wanted is really everything she hoped it would be.

Tinsley Mortimer's insider observations about New York's elite are deliciously witty, and the heart of her book is that of an irresistibly loveable young woman who is on the brink of finding her dream.

"Southern Charm will remind you of who you were before you became a jaded New Yorker." ---Kelly Rutherford

"Charming! It's like a mint julep---sweet, sassy and with a kick, all set against the glittering backdrop of the New York social scene---a modern day fashion fairy tale!" ---Carson Kressley
Author Interview
Tinsley Mortimer

Southern Charm

A Novel

Author Tinsley Mortimer

Narrated by Johanna Parker

Publication date May 1, 2012

Running time 8 hrs

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