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Friday Book Club - 11 Feb 2011

It’s been a long, wet week in Melbourne, so for this week’s Friday Book Club we’re recommending bright and intelligent romantic comedy at its very best: Toni Jordan’s Fall Girl.

We’d like to introduce you to Dr Ella Canfield—beautiful, accomplished evolutionary biologist with thick glasses and a passion for research. She’s looking for funding to pursue her…unorthodox research project. She meets Daniel Metcalf—handsome millionaire responsible for choosing the unusual scientific projects that will receive funding from his family’s well-endowed trust.

Sounds too good to be true? You’d better believe it. Ella is really Della, con artist extraordinaire, and Daniel’s the juicy mark she’s got her eye on. But Della’s only ever known the grifting life, and she’s never met anyone quite like Daniel…

Fall Girl was first published last year, the second book from Toni Jordan after Addition, her spectacular debut of 2008. Toni cites her love of the screwball romantic comedies of the forties and fifties as inspiration for this sassy and sexy novel about passion and loyalty, deceit and integrity, and the importance of believing in things that don’t exist.

Fall Girl will steal your heart and con you into thinking you gave it away.

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