From the Publisher:
Lovie French owns a small, high-end dress shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Renowned for her taste and discretion, Lovie is the one to whom women turn when they need "just the thing" for major life events. Among the people who depend on Lovie's confidence are her two best friends since boarding school, Dinah Wainwright and Avis Metcalf.
Outspoken and brimming with confidence, Dinah made a name for herself as a columnist covering the doings of New York's most fabulous. Shy, proper Avis rose to prominence in the art world. Both women feel a deep affection for Lovie, but a minor incident that occurred years ago has left a chilly gulf between them.
Lovie knows everyone's secrets and manages them as wisely as she can. But when Dinah's son and Avis's daughter fall in love, and marry, even Lovie won't be able to control the shattering effect the union will have on all of their lives.
Lovie French is a fixture on the wealthy Upper East Side of Manhattan. Well-heeled women flock to her Madison Avenue dress shop to purchase attire for every occasion. The soul of discretion, she would never dream of divulging any of the idle gossip she hears from her clients. She keeps the confidences of her two oldest friends, as well: the powerful columnist Dinah Wainwright and the reserved art-world doyenne Avis Metcalf. Although Dinah and Avis are wary of each other, they are thrown together not just by their connection to Lovie, but because Dinah's son has married Avis's daughter. Told from Lovie's point of view, GOSSIP explores what happens to a tangled web of relationships when misjudgments are made and secrets are revealed.