Nicola Harrison is one of my most favorite authors. I absolutely fell in love with her previous novel Montauk, and was so excited to get my hands on this one!
Thank you St Martin’s Press for my gifted ebook in exchange for my honest review.
Synopsis: It’s 1927 when Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. Extremely talented as a singer and dancer, it takes every bit of perseverance to finally make it on stage. And once she does, all the glamour and excitement is everything she imagined and more–even worth all the sacrifices she has had to make along the way. Then she meets Archie Carmichael. Handsome, wealthy–the only man she’s ever met who seems to accept her modern ways–her independent nature and passion for success. But once she accepts his proposal of marriage he starts to change his tune, and Olive must decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves.
As if Nicola couldn’t get any better! I’m not a historical fiction reader, but this book was phenomenal. I couldn’t help to feel for Olive. I just had such a big heart for her. She went through so much in this book, and I just wanted to be her best friend and steer her in the right path. I really felt like I was in the 1920s reading this novel. Nicola has such an awesome talent for writing such beautiful and captivating stories. This comes highly recommended!