Wow, this was such a fun book! I really loved the ’60s setting, and I enjoyed learning about Talitha Getty!
We start this story with Claire, a young woman who, after fighting with her stepmother, moves to London and then to Morrocco. She quickly lands herself in a wild, partying lifestyle, and we get to be by her side for all of it!
I enjoyed following Claire as she made a new life for herself, and befriended Talitha Getty. I thought the plot was really interesting, and I liked learning so much about Talitha. I found myself pausing to go google so I could get more details!
I would recommend this one for readers that enjoy wild coming of age stories set in a recent historical timeframe.
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In her first novel inspired by a true story, Jane Green re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging ’60s
From afar Talitha’s life seemed perfect. In her twenties, and already a famous model and actress, she moved from London to a palace in Marrakesh, with her husband Paul Getty, the famous oil heir. There she presided over a swirling ex-pat scene filled with music, art, free love and a counterculture taking root across the world.
When Claire arrives in London from her small town, she never expects to cross paths with a woman as magnetic as Talitha Getty. Yearning for the adventure and independence, she’s swept off to Marrakesh, where the two become kindred spirits. But beneath Talitha’s glamourous facade lurks a darkness few can understand. As their friendship blossoms and the two grow closer, the realities of Talitha’s precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that could alter Claire’s life forever.
Just the Facts:
Sister Stardust by Jane Green
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Pub Date: April 5, 2022
Jane Green is the New York Times bestselling author of one cookbook (Good Taste), and nineteen novels, including the huge hits Jemima J., and The Beach House. With over ten million books in print in over twenty five languages, she is credited as being one of the founders of the genre, “chick lit”.
She has had her own show on BBC Radio London, is a current storyteller for The Moth, was a correspondent for ABC News for the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and is a regular guest on radio and television.
She has been featured in People, Newsweek, USA Today, Glamour, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and Cosmopolitan amongst others, and lives in Connecticut with her husband, six children, 2 dogs, 5 cats, and 6 chickens.
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.