In Jazz Age Chicago, Dot Rodgers sells hats at Marshall Field while struggling to get her singing career off the ground. Independent and feisty, she’s the life of the party. But underneath the glitter, she doesn’t believe she’s worth the love of a good man. Why would a strong, upstanding man want to build a future with a shallow, good-time girl like her?
Small-town businessman Charlie Corrigan carries scars from the Great War. After all he’s been through, he wants nothing more than to marry and start a family. But the woman he loves is a flamboyant flapper with no intention of settling down. She’s used to a more glamorous life than he can offer. As his fortunes climb with the stock market, it seems he’s finally going to win her love. But what happens when it all comes crashing down?
I so enjoyed the 1920’s setting. Not many books are set in this era so it was fun to read.
I understood Dot quite well as a performer and her desire to sing. I appreciated her others gifts that she started to explore in this book.
Charlie is a good guy, kind of “normal” compared to Dot.
I will say the beginning of the book I wasn’t so sure I would like it. But the more I read the more the drama and stakes were raised and I found myself having to read the next chapter.
Overall, a good read.
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A copy of this book was given to me through the publisher. All opinions are my own.