Author: Jill G. Hall
Publisher: She Writes Press
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
So much fun getting to know these women and watch them achieve fulfillment in their lives.
Anne McFarland is in the middle of a cross country romance. Her boyfriend Sergio lives in New York City and she loves visiting the him and the city too, but she is currently residing in San Francisco. While on a trip to visit Sergio, Anne stumbles into a vintage antique shop and finds a pair of old shoes that must have a story attached to them. As an artists, these shoes give her an inspiration and she buys them. She soon finds clues that leads Anne on a mission to uncover the shoes original owner.
In 1929, Clair Deveraux is a sheltered socialite that wants more out of life than to just be a pretty face for a future husband. She wants to go to university, but her father just wants to marry her off to someone who is twice her age for her financial well being. While looking for some items in Macy’s, she befriends a young store clerk named Winnie who leads Clair on an adventure to a speakeasy and to discovering a new era of music that can’t keep her body still. But when Clair’s father suddenly loses all their wealth in the stock market crash, she finds herself wrapped up in this new world in an effort to save her family.
This was a really fun story to relate to two different women in different eras. Both woman had different circumstances, yet were looking for fulfillment in life and each woman was able to find it. The past/present crossover storyline seems to be really picking up popularity with several readers. I have found that typically the reader relates to one character more than the other, which I think was more the case with Anne for me. There was more similarities that I could identify with based on her life, but I still enjoyed both stories. I enjoyed getting to know both woman as the author made it very easy to be able to do that. The writing was clean and the storyline was fantastic. I recommend this book to people who enjoy contemporary crossover romances and women’s fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.