Blythe Bricard is the daughter of famous fashion muses. But she doesn't want to be one.
She turned her back on that world, and her dreams, years ago.
Fate, however, has a different plan, and Blythe will discover there is more to her iconic mother and grandmother than she ever knew.
Flash back to New York 1970 and designer Astrid Bricard arrives in bohemian Chelsea determined to change the fashion world forever. And she does - cast as muse to her lover Hawk Jones.
When they're invited to compete against the French in the fashion event of the century - the Battle of Versailles - Astrid sacrifices everything to showcase her talent.
But at this turning point she mysteriously vanishes, leaving behind only a white silk dress.
Paris, 1917: Parentless Mizza Bricard, 16, had made a vow: to be remembered on her own terms.
Her promise drives her through decades and couture houses until, finally, her name is remembered and a legend created - one that proves impossible for Astrid and Blythe to erase themselves from.
The Disappearance of Astrid Bricard, by Natasha Lester (Hachette Australia) RRP $32.99.