A Touch of Stardust is the latest in a long line of books that wouldn't have been published if they didn't center on the lives of famous people. I picked this one up because I'm a sucker for Old Hollywood and had a thing for Gone With the Wind when I was a kid. It moves quickly and before I knew it I was halfway through, which meant I was going to finish it. I wish I hadn't.
The plot is thin. The heroine grows and changes a little, but not much. Old gossip from the GWTW set is rehashed; the names of long-dead actors are dropped. Take away the backdrop and the celebrities and this book would be a pile of dusty pages languishing in the author's desk, unread and unmissed.