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For a small town girl with big city dreams there is no address glamorous than New York’s Barbizon Hotel Laura a patrician beauty from Smith arrives to work at Mademoiselle for the summer Her hopelessly romantic roommate. This debut novel is set around New York’s Barbizon Hotel for women in 1955 The story features three young women who meet up and become friends First there is debutante Laura Dixon spending a month in the city as a “guest editor” for “Mademoiselle” magazine and longing to be a writer Laura’s room mate is Dolores Hickey known as Dolly who is studying at Katie Gibbs Secretarial School and working a summer job as a typist in a small publishing house Last there is British redhead Vivian Windsor who works as a cigarette girl and wants to be a singer The summer starts as a time of great excitement adventure and dreams Vivian seems unimaginably exotic and exciting to the other girls with her grown up ways and work in nightclubs Flirting with danger Vivian becomes attracted to mobster Nicky Accardi Meanwhile the beautiful Laura attracts the attention of the implausibly named department store heir Box Barnes and Dolly just longs to have a boyfriend of her own What begin as great romances to be discussed and giggled over become serious as time goes on This is an interesting novel with good characters set in a fascinating era where young women were just beginning to taste freedom but society was still very hypocritical – with girls very much labelled ‘good’ and ‘bad’ As the three young women taste the freedom on New York they soon discover the grime beneath the glitz This novel takes us from the Greenwich Village literary scene to New York night life through romance and reality A very good debut from a promising author Lastly I was given this book to review from the publisher via NetGalley for review Tout sur le chocolat : Le guide de l'épicurien very hypocritical – with girls Cuisiner avec de la pâte à tartiner maison c’est simplissime very much labelled ‘good’ and ‘bad’ As the three young women taste the freedom on New York they soon discover the grime beneath the glitz This novel takes us from the Greenwich Village literary scene to New York night life through romance and reality A 99 + 1 (bonnes) raisons de croquer du chocolat very good debut from a promising author Lastly I was given this book to review from the publisher Chocolat via NetGalley for review

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Dolly comes from a working class upstate town to attend secretarial school Vivian a brash British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel’s rules rounds out the trio of friends Together the girls embark on a journey of. From the blurb I really thought I'd like this book Three girls go to NYC to seek fame fortune and love sounds kind of like Valley of the Dolls doesn't it The description of the setting is pretty good but IMO the pace was too slow and the characters didn't come to life until nearly the end of the novel There were several anachronisms that threw me out of the story Meet cute was not a saying in 1955A reviewer on said the author would have done better to write a nonfiction history of the Barbizon I agree because the research seemed to be solid

Michael Callahan Æ 2 Read

Discovery that will take them from the penthouse apartments of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City’s Steel Pier and into the arms of very different men who will alter their lives forever. In 1950s NYC three women meet in a hotel exclusively for ladies These ladies are in NYC for various employment in publishing agencieshouses secretarial schools etc The three are there for employment but to also escape their strict upbringings for new experiences and to find love Each do meet someone they feel they love but they are to experience self discovery and their friendship would be pushed to the limitsThis was an enjoyable enough tale and whilst there were love stories there weren't any particularly happy endings

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