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Hyperion, Feb 5, 2008 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Avery Wilkins is in her prime. She's 30 years old, living in Manhattan, beautiful, smart, and the head of her own cosmetics company, Flair. But her enviable exterior hides deep heartache and painful secrets. Determined to launch a successful perfume, and hopeful that her relationship with handsome and supportive Marcus is getting serious, Avery is chasing her dreams--and running from her traumatic past.

Just when things seem to be on an even keel, Avery is hit with a succession of shocking setbacks, surprises, and betrayals: A drug-addicted colleague who threatens the future of Flair, one boyfriend who is incapable of fidelity, another who may have committed a terrible crime, a long-lost sister who isn't quite who she seems, and most disturbing of all, the sudden appearance of a woman claiming to be Avery's birth mother.

Avery is forced to question the loyalty of friends, lovers, and colleagues, and even her own beliefs about where she came from and who she is. Through it all, she draws on her ambition, grit, and cunning to outsmart her enemies, keep her company afloat, and protect herself from emotional meltdown. But when her archenemy resorts to kidnapping, has Avery finally met her match

Dramatic, sexy, and fun, Charm! is a wickedly entertaining roman a clef by All My Children favorite Kendall Hart. Brimming with scandal, romance, backstabbing, and unpredictable twists, it is every bit as shocking and captivating as the character who wrote it.

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User Review  - Soapgirl22 - Borders

Reading this book was like watching re-runs of All My Children. The writing itself is childish and a technical embarrassment, but the plot is engrossing. If you grew up with the soap characters "Kendall Hart" is writing about you will like it. Read full review

All My Children has a hit!

User Review  - rachh - Borders

Kendall Hart is actually Alicia Minshew's character on All My Children which is a soap opera on ABC aired at 1:00pm on weekdays. Her book, Charm actually plays into the soaps story line. Kendall goes ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Kendall Hart is a popular All My Children character who founded and owns Fusion Cosmetics. Scarred by her conception through rape and raised by a family where she felt like a stranger, Kendall's constantly attempting to overcome her demons and often gets into trouble doing it. Kendall is played by actor Alicia Minshew, who joined the cast of All My Children in January 2002. Sebastian Stuart is an accomplised writer, having authored two successful novels: the psychological thriller THE MENTOR and the hilariously entertaining 24-KARAT KIDS, which was a bestseller. His expertise in both dramatic and fun and breezy literature is the perfect combination to bring to life this soap opera-influenced story.

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