The Spa at Lavender Lane
2020 American Fiction Awards Finalist - Women's Fiction
"This witty Roman- -clef makes for can't put it down reading. Melhado's fully formed characters bring to mind a more modern contemporary version of 'The Women.'" -Jeffrey Banks, Author and Coty-Award Winning Fashion Designer
From her elegant atelier office, Nadia Demidova discreetly monitors the arrival of her latest guests. Legendary doyenne of the fabled Palm Springs getaway, she can always tell from the moment the women arrive, which ones will be problems.
This group will not disappoint: a burned-out Fifth Avenue retail executive...a striking former model and Chicago socialite... an overweight Texas housewife on the brink of her second divorce and her beautiful, teenage daughter...and a CEO who, unhappy with recent plastic surgery, is secluded in her room.
Fortunately, Madame Demidova can rely on her Assistant Director to help manage the herd, not knowing that this valued employee is poised to make an audacious move.
Old secrets, new friends, second chances - and a chance to snag the divine man who unexpectedly arrives on the scene - are all on the menu at The Spa At Lavender Lane.
Black Rose Writing, 9781684334643, 250pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2020