Release Date: May 7, 2020
About The Book:
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.
Lust, ambition, secrets, betrayal, competition for the ownership of the world’s premier spa and a chance to snag the uber-eligible man who unexpectedly arrives on the scene are all on the menu at The Spa at Lavender Lane.
About the Author:
The former Vice President of Public Relations for Estee Lauder, Phyllis Melhado has been published in Town & Country, Cosmopolitan and The Scarlet Leaf Review. She has also ghosted a best-selling beauty book, as well as a nationally syndicated beauty column. She earned her master’s degree in communications from NYU and lives in New York City. The Spa at Lavender Lane is her first novel. https://www.phyllismelhado.com/
“Phyllis Melhado has written a wonderful, lively, bitchy novel populated with a cast of women, young and old, that make the Real Housewives look like Girl Scouts. You’ll be glad they don’t live next door to you. The perfect beach read, even if there’s not a beach within a hundred miles.” Charles Salzburg, award-winning author of Second Story Man
“Loved my stay at The Spa At Lavender Lane. Felt like the pampered guest–with the delight of being a fly on the wall. Melhado understands her rich, famous, demanding and self-indulgent characters. Now, if only I can get hold of the spa’s Quince Face Cream!” Alice Simpson, author, Ballroom
“What a great fun read. The characters are just wonderful and if I may say, she lets it all hang out!” Lyn Leigh, co-founder, The Perfumed Plume
“This book will take you away from your problems and into the life of glamour and excitement.” Christine Schwab, author of Take Me Home From the Oscars and The Grown-Up Girls Guide to Style