by Sandy HusebyFebruary, 2006
Good girls do . . . very well
Horatio Alger meets Cinderella in Hester Browne's debut, The Little Lady Agency, a cheeky girl's guide to finding romance and rewards. Melissa Romney-Jones strikes out on her own after being sacked during a corporate downsizing. Inspired by her former home ec teacher, who has started an escort service, Mel jumps into building a business of her own, using her considerable social skills and her new, braver alter ego, Honey, to teach London's bachelors how to charm the ladies. With the help of Nelson, her loyal roommate, and Gabi, a former coworker who leads her back to the corporation and Jonathan, its new, American division manager. Mel faces every challenge, rising to the occasion when Jonathan needs her services, and when her own family hires her to plan her sister's wedding. But her desire for the respect she deserves, from clients and family alike, leaves Mel wondering who the real Little Lady should be her or Honey.