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Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine

A “bittersweet romance” of family secrets, forbidden love, and the true price of wealth among Hollywood elites—“a charming and well-crafted read” (Library Journal, starred review).

When young journalist Thomas Cleary is sent to dig up quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, he gains access to the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society. Entering a world of private jets and sprawling mansions, his life and career take off beyond his wildest dreams. Then he meets Matilda Duplaine . . .

Beautiful and mysterious, Matilda has spent her entire life within the walls of her powerful father’s Bel-Air estate. Thomas is entranced, and the two begin a secret love affair. But the more he learns about the mysterious woman’s identity, the more he realizes that privilege always comes with a price.

Alex Brunkhorst

Alex Brunkhorst is a novelist and a real estate agent specializing in multi-million dollar estates for Los Angeles’s wealthiest professionals. She is also the founder of the popular luxury lifestyle site The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine was inspired by Alex’s glimpse into the world of extreme wealth and privilege. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and lives in Los Angeles.

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