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Margot Robbie Imagined as Marah Prince in The PRIYA CLUB Novels by Ashley Barron
Margot Robbie imagined as characterMarah Prince in the Priya Club novels.

“Princess Marah,” as the girls at school had always called her, faithfully preached the gospel of thin, rich, and beautiful. She felt she had everything, and most people, looking at her, felt she did, too.

To top things off, Marah Prince, heiress, was cheap. You’d lose the skin off your fingertips trying to pry a nickel from her hands, even if you could prove she owed it to you.

Marah considers regular attendance at Marah Largo to be an important part of her role in Washington, D.C., society. She insisted that Helaina create business cards for her, complete with a job title and a phone number that is answered by a secretary assigned only to Marah. As Ysabel pointed out, “Sometimes, when the stakes aren’t very high, it is better to humor Marah than to oppose her.”

Marah’s best friend within the Priya Club is Zara Kane.

Marah Largo is a fictional restaurant in the Priya Club novels by Ashley Barron.
Marah Prince has long, silky blond hair, ice blue eyes, a perfect figure she worked obsessively to maintain, and a hundred million dollars in the bank. She is meticulous about social protocols, and she rarely sets foot in any establishment or private residence that doesn’t guarantee the protection of her narrow sensibilities.

It is one of life’s ironies that Marah reached the pinnacle of modern fine living not on her own merits, but on the humble shoulders of her motivated and hard working ancestors. People that, today, she would not acknowledge on the street, much less invite to dinner.

When she wakes each morning, Marah has nothing to do for herself, create for herself, or prove to herself. She does not have to earn her survival, or face the fears of job insecurity, or strain against the pressures of mounting debt.

Marah either left or was kicked out of every school she ever attended. By the end of her junior year of high school, she had exhausted all of her options. (At least, those she was willing to consider.) She ended up being prepped for the GED Exam by a series of hired tutors. She did not pursue higher education.

The Backstory

The Thrills

Keep an eye on this space for hints about the thrills in Marah’s story.

Who is this Priya's true love?
Who is this Priya's true love?

Keep an eye on this space for hints about the love in Marah’s story.

Marah Largo is a fictional restaurant in the Priya Club novels by Ashley Barron.

Helaina Karras owns “The Darlings,” a fleet of restaurants she designed that incorporates the particular lifestyles and favorite foods of the Priya Club members. Each woman eats and drinks for free at her namesake establishment.

Marah Largo is furnished in the opulent style of a turn-of-the-20th-century club. The table settings drip with expense, and so does the menu. When you scan the crowd, there isn’t a T-shirt, or a pair of flip-flops or jeans in sight. By design, this restaurant is a sanctuary for the old-schoolers, the people who crave elegant dinner attire, a refined palate, and fine table manners from their fellow patrons.

What Readers Are Saying About AVA

AVA a Priya Club Novel by Ashley Barron

“I will say it again, I am amazed I didn’t figure out this mystery! Most the time I have a pretty good guess and I didn’t even have a guess with this book.”

“From the first chapter you are hooked. It is hard to put down. Great book. Can’t wait to read the next one.

“Ashley Barron has an uncanny ability for communicating the intricacies of human relationships. For that reason alone, I am looking forward to her next installment.”

“The plot develops nicely and never veers off course…and as it comes to its conclusion, you are left fulfilled, but craving more.

“I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read more from the author, Ashley Barron. This book had humor, fun, suspense and much more.”

“Wasn’t expecting this to be such a good book, so I was thrilled to find it was. Look forward to reading the ones to follow it in the Priya series.”

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