Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City! Give yourself a treat with two hilariously satirical novels from Australian chick-lit author Cate Kendall.
Once a down-to-earth girl, Mim Woolcott wakes up one day and realises she is keeping Prada, Louis Vuitton and numerous day spas in business and her life has descended into a merry-go-round of shopping, backstabbing and snobbery.
Welcome to the world of Gucci Mamas, where Mim has to negotiate the Carpark Mafia and the Mothers Superior as she drops her children off at the most prestigious school in Melbourne. But in between keeping up with the Joneses – or in this case the Mason-Jacksons – cracks are starting to show in Mim’s perfect life. If her two best friends have similar problems, Mim would never know – the Gucci Mamas are far too busy having manicures to notice each other’s troubles.
It will take a catastrophic, life-changing event to bring Mim to her senses. But will it be too late?
Dynamic PR guru Gemma Bristol has her well-manicured finger firmly on the pulse of the Australian social scene. She regularly rubs shoulders with the country's A-listers at the glittering opening nights and exclusive launches she hosts.
But away from the shining lights of her stellar career, life is much less glamorous. Her husband has become a stranger, her teenage son is angry and uncommunicative, and somehow the career she has worked so hard for doesn't seem to satisfy her anymore.
Gemma needs a new direction, but has she gone too far when she challenges the grand matriarch of Melbourne philanthropy, Dame Frances Davenport, to a fundraising duel that captivates the city? As the competition heats up and the social pages buzz with excitement, Gemma faces some big questions about her future and her family that will change her life forever.