Suzanne Corso, selected by USA Today as a “New Voice of 2011” for her powerful novel Brooklyn Story, concludes her whirlwind Cinderella trilogy featuring a poor girl with big dreams and a writing talent to match.

“From the hood to Wall Street to Hollywood, this Brooklyn born girl has always made her mark and continues to do so.” Quincy Jones. 

Swept off her feet and into a life of luxury by a handsome Wall Street banker, Samantha Bonti believes she has finally left behind her mobster-run Brooklyn neighborhood. Then her husband proves to be a man who earns big, but spends even more, and who takes his frustrations out on Sam. His sudden death from a heart attack, however, leaves her a new hand to play—courtesy of his fifteen million dollar life insurance policy—especially when her novel based on her girlhood becomes a bestseller.

Finally independent, Sam moves with her daughter to Hollywood, where she can participate in the production of the movie version of her novel. Dating the film’s producer, however, reveals a dark side to all the Hollywood glam, especially when figures from her Brooklyn past start showing up where they are definitely not wanted. And then there’s a mysterious man named John who is showering her with attention. Is this a new romance, or another misstep? And is Sam’s turn in the spotlight worth all the real life drama?