Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The It Girls by Karen Harper

An authoress and a dressmaker on the loose.

Nellie and Lucy were sisters and were mischievous from the start.  They went through thick and thin together. 

The time was early 1800's and women were to be wed and not be in a trade, but the Sutherland girls didn't abide. Well Lucy didn't.  Nellie sort of did, but  she still had high hopes of her books being published, and they were published.

We follow both girls from their childhood to becoming adults.  The writing pulled you into the story line and kept your interest with the antics of Nellie and Lucy.


Both women are delightful, strong, and enthusiastic about their chosen choices for what they decided they wanted to do.

They both had "it" - charisma and charm.

I enjoyed how excited Lucy was about her dressmaking business and how Nellie was happy or seemed happy with her life with her husband in the beginning.

Lucy's gowns were named for passion further increasing the moving forward of women.  Some thought the names and her products were scandalous.

Nellie’s books were considered scandalous as well.

One of the gowns was titled:  DO YOU LOVE ME.  

Along with the gowns and the scandalous books her sister has been writing, the two women kept moving forward making a name for themselves.  :)

We follow their business dealings and their love life.

THE IT GIRLS is set in the late 1800's when these two feisty women want to change from only being homemakers to being able to handle a career as well.

If you enjoy cheering on women who most likely led the way for all women to make a name for themselves, then you won't want to miss reading THE IT GIRLS. 

The cover is dazzling just like the two main characters.  

My only complaint was that the story line dragged out a bit at times.

If you enjoy determined women, fashion, and books, you will love THE IT GIRLS. 4/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Fascinating. Ahead of their time really with late 1800's. This is one I'd read I think, like feisty women!

    1. Oh yes....very good.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathryn.

  2. I love that cover too and hope to get to the book soon.

    1. The cover is FAB.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  3. I agree about the cover. Looks like the "It girls" had attitude as well as charisma and charm!

    1. Oh yes...they did have attitude.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.

  4. i have been looking forward to this review. I want to read this now.

    1. Awww...how sweet you are.

      Thanks for stopping back, Ellen, and for commenting.

  5. I love the cover of this one! I've had the book on my list for awhile. I'm glad you liked it!

    1. The cover is gorgeous.

      ENJOY when you read it, Kim, and thanks for commenting.