Cover Reveal: A Beautiful Rival by Gill Paul

It’s always a pleasure being part of a book’s new life and I’m thrilled to participate in the cover reveal for Gill Paul’s latest novel, A Beautiful Rival.

I adore Gill’s writing and she has featured on Linda’s Book Bag several times. Most recently I reviewed The Manhattan Girls here.

I reviewed Gill’s The Collector’s Daughter for My Weekly’s online magazine in a post you’ll find here.

Previously Gill featured on Linda’s Book Bag when I reviewed The Lost Daughter here, and Gill wrote a superb guest post here. I reviewed The Second Marriage here too.

So you can see why I’m so excited about A Beautiful Rival. Let’s find out more:

A Beautiful Rival

The world is at war, but on the gilded streets of Fifth Avenue, New York, a battle of a different kind is brewing…

New York, 1915.
Elizabeth Arden has been New York’s golden girl since her beauty salon opened its famous red door five years prior. Against all odds, she’s built an empire.

Enter Helena Rubinstein: ruthless, revolutionary – and the rival Elizabeth didn’t bargain for.

With both women determined to succeed – no matter the personal cost – a battle of beauty is born. And as the stakes increase, so do the methods: poaching employees, planting spies, copying products, hiring ex-husbands.

But as each woman climbs higher, so too does what she stands to lose.

Because the greater the height, the harder the fall…

In this stunning new novel, internationally bestselling author Gill Paul reveals the unknown history of cosmetic titans Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein and their infamous rivalry that spanned not only decades, but also broken marriages, personal tragedies, and a world that was changing dramatically for women – perfect for fans of Fiona Davis, Dinah Jefferies and Karen Swan.


Doesn’t that sound fabulous?

Published by Harper Collins on August 31st in the UK, Australia and NZ, and September 5th in the US, A Beautiful Rival is available for pre-order as follows in these links: US, UK, Australia and NZ.

About Gill Paul

Gill Paul is an author of historical fiction, specialising in the twentieth century and often writing about the lives of real women. Her novels have topped bestseller lists in the US and Canada as well as the UK and have been translated into twenty languages. The Secret Wife has sold over half a million copies and is a book-club favourite worldwide.

You can follow Gill on Twitter @GillPaulAUTHOR, visit her website and find her on Instagram and Facebook for more information.

9 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: A Beautiful Rival by Gill Paul

  1. It does sound good but I don’t trust this author to characterize these two woman as accurately as possible, after she got Jackie Onassis and Maria Callas SO wrong in a previous book of hers.


  2. Um… my mother was very involved in the opera scene when she was young and she met Callas. She was not the scared, shy person that Gill made her out to be. She was a b*tch, a total Diva! There’s a play called Master Class which portrays Callas as she really was.


  3. No, not just one person’s opinion, at all. If you ever get the chance to see the play Master Class, do. You’ll see someone who is nothing like what Gill shows in her book. And within the Opera world, she was well known for being a pain in the a**, Diva. She was actually fired from one place in the middle of a performance (Milan, I think)!


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