About the Book:
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?
This book was so much fun! Lamont Leo draws the reader into the setting with vivid descriptions of twenties fashions, beloved music of the generation, and all around rip-roaring good times! Dot and Charlie could not have been more different. Both struggle with their own vulnerabilities and issues of self-worth making both characters believable and lovable. I found myself rooting for them throughout the story. Dot's journey to understanding that she was loved and cherished in both God and Charlie's eyes was especially sweet. The story ended a little differently than I expected, but was true to the times. Fun story!
I have not been compensated for this review in any way by the author or publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With a passion for all things historical, Jennifer Lamont Leo captures readers' hearts through stories set in times gone by. Her first novel, You're the Cream in My Coffee, won the Grace Award for women's fiction and was a finalist for a Carol Award from American Christian Fiction Writers. She is also a copywriter, editor, and journalist. An Illinois native, she grew up listening to stories about Chicago's vibrant history. Today she writes from the mountains of northern Idaho. Visit her at A Sparkling Vintage life (JenniferLamontLeo.com/blog) and Miss Marjorie's Jazz Age Journal (MarjorieCorrigan.blogspot.com), as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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