Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (23)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

"Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties" by Renee Rosen

This book is set to be released November 5th, 2013. It is a stand-alone novel.

America in the 1920s was a country alive with the wild fun of jazz, speakeasies, and a new kind of woman--the flapper.

Vera Abramowitz is determined to leave her gritty childhood behind and live a more exciting life, one that her mother never dreamed of. Bobbing her hair and showing her knees, the lipsticked beauty dazzles, doing the Charleston in nightclubs and earning the nickname "Dollface."

As the ultimate flapper, Vera captures the attention of two high rollers, a handsome nightclub owner and a sexy gambler. On their arms, she gains entrée into a world filled with bootleg bourbon, wailing jazz, and money to burn. She thinks her biggest problem is choosing between them until the truth comes out. Her two lovers are really mobsters from rival gangs during Chicago's infamous Beer Wars, a battle Al Capone refuses to lose.

The heady life she's living is an illusion resting on a bedrock of crime and violence unlike anything the country has ever seen before. When the good times come to an end, Vera becomes entangled in everything from bootlegging to murder. And as men from both gangs fall around her, Vera must put together the pieces of her shattered life, as Chicago hurtles toward one of the most infamous days in its history, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the roaring 20s. The fabulous dresses, music, and the chance for women to be women and have fun without men throwing tantrums all around them. Granted, there was probably a fair amount of tantrums thrown in the beginning of the 1920s, but eventually women found a small dash of freedom. As a woman myself, I love to see women finally free to be themselves in a man's world. I requested this book for review and I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will get it. It sounds like a colossally awesome book.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?

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