She could trust her talent to bring her success some day, but how much would it be worth without the man who loved her? The lesson. Eve Parish has one ambition: to be a dress designer. And what better place to begin than at the top -- at Madame Raymonde's high-fashion salon in Beverly Hills? But when Eve visits the salon, hoping to show Madame some of her sketches, she's offered a modeling job instead. At the House of Raymonde, Eve becomes friendly with a real model, Linda Corby, and Linda's boyfriend, Bill Harper, who does publicity for Madame. They encourage Eve to enter one of her designs in a contest being held by Elite Magazine. So does young chemist and color expert Dan Bowen who wants to marry Eve and is willing to wait ... but not forever. Eve's contest entry has an excellent chance of winning. Then a surprising development changes everything and teaches Eve a bitter-sweet truth: Sometimes a well-meaning friend can bring more trouble than an enemy.
Also published as: Eve Originals