A Night In With Audrey Hepburn by British author Lucy Holliday, a pseudonym for young adult science fiction novelist Angela Woolfe, is the 1st novel in her A Night In With series of chick-lit magical realism with f/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’s Harper imprint.
This series combines Hollywood nostalgia with humour and magical realism elements, and stars aspiring actress Libby Lomax, who takes inspiration from the classic film stars, who show up to give her advice. This installment has the heroine experiencing an especially low point in her career and personal situation, whereupon the spirit of Audrey Hepburn—ghostly, hallucinatory, or the after-effect of inhaling fumes from lying on the dodgy second-hand couch in her new flat, who knows?—shows up to guide her into turning her life around.
Offered in the UK, available at multiple retailers.
Free for a limited time in the UK @ Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, and Google Play (this did not appear to be free in North/South America, Europe or Oceania when I spot-checked, but YMMV for your locale if you want to try by switching the country codes in the URLs)
If you happen to like the cover art, you can read a piece written by the designer about her inspirations for illustrating the series here on the HarperCollins Design blog.
Unlucky in love, failed actress Libby Lomax has retreated into the world of classic movies, where the immortal lives of the screen goddesses offer so much more in the way of romance than her own life.
After a terrible day where she has embarrassed herself in front of heartthrob actor Dillon O’Hara, she plonks herself down on her battered couch in front of her trillionth viewing of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Libby is gobsmacked to find actual Screen Icon, Audrey Hepburn, sitting beside her. Dressed in her little black dress, wearing her trademark sunglasses, Audrey offers advice to the hapless Libby between ladylike puffs on her vintage cigarette holder.
Has Libby got what it takes to turn her life from a Turkey to a Blockbuster? With a little bit of Audrey Hepburn magic, she might just pull it off…