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A Beautiful Rival - Gill Paul

Author: Gill Paul

Started: August 2, 2023

Finished: August 5, 2023

Format: Digital

Genre: Historical Fiction

Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein are two of the most successful skincare company owners of their time…and absolutely hate each other. Each woman does all she can to be on top and lets nothing get in their way of success. While each live lives of luxury they fall in and out of love, recover from the Great Depression and ultimately see those they love deal with World War II and the ramifications. As they continue to strive for the top, the women must decide if the fight is worth it.

This was a well-told story where research into the subject is very clear. You can feel the animosity between these two women throughout the story. It was very much a tit-for-tat relationship. For two women who barely said a handful of words to each other their hate for each other was palpable and changed their lives forever. This was a fantastic story and I enjoyed every moment.

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