The Unforgettable Loretta, Darling

The Unforgettable Loretta, Darling


'Great fun - Loretta is glorious!' Lucy Diamond
'Sparkles with fun and wit' Libby Page
'A fun, gossipy glimpse into Golden Era Hollywood' Julie Cohen


You’re Loretta Darling now, welcome to your brand-new flipping life.

Dreams don’t come true for girls like Loretta but she won’t let that stop her. With her sights set on becoming a make-up artist to the stars, Loretta wangles her way from Lancashire to the bright lights of Golden Age Hollywood.

Only it turns out that Sunset Boulevard is less about dashing fellas and chilled martinis – more sticky floors and misbehaving men. The gift of the gab can only get her so far but she refuses to go quietly.

Hollywood has its secrets … and so does Loretta.

For a start, that’s not her real name, and much more than lipstick lurks inside her beauty case.

After all, revenge is a dish best served with a perfectly painted smile.


‘What a delicious dark delight of a book!’ JENNA BLUM, bestselling author of Those Who Save Us

‘So sassy and delicious. Loretta is one cool character’ JOSIE SILVER, Sunday Times bestselling author of One Day in December

‘Sharply observed, full of scene-stealing characters, this book is a wildly enjoyable ride. Loretta is a force of nature, truly unforgettable!’ LAURA WOOD, author of Under Your Spell

‘Absolutely loved this romp of a book. So feisty and fun’ TANIA TAY, author of The Other Woman

About the author

Katherine Blake

Katherine Blake is a pseudonym for Karen Ball, an author who has written over twenty-five children’s books and was a Bookseller Rising Star thanks to her publishing consultancy,
Speckled Pen. She regularly appears on podcasts, including The Bestseller Experiment and SJ Bennett’s PrePublished. She lives in London and runs a biweekly newsletter filled
with fun news, book reviews, and regular updates about her miniature schnauzer.
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