From the back:
If a girl would learn about Life, à la gossip columnist, there is no better place than a beauty salon catering to the carriage trade, where idle women bare their souls and their friends’ secrets.
Frances Parker was fascinated by her customers and their sinful doings. Of course. she herself was holding out for marriage — until the day a client told Frances of her newest lover and Frances recognized a description of her fiancé. After that she decided she might as well emulate the women she found so intriguing, and accept the offers of rich young men who were flatteringly eager to make a playgirl out of a working girl, and pay her for it.