Synopsis (as taken from GoodReads)
In her second novel, Jill G. Hall, author of The Black Velvet Coat, brings readers another dual tale of two dynamic women from two very different eras searching for fulfillment.
San Francisco artist Anne McFarland has been distracted by a cross-country romance with sexy Sergio and has veered from her creative path. While visiting him in New York, she buys a pair of rhinestone shoes in an antique shop that spark her imagination and lead her on a quest to learn more about the shoes’ original owner.
Almost ninety years earlier, Clair Deveraux, a sheltered 1929 New York debutante, tries to reside within the bounds of polite society and please her father. But when she meets Winnie, a carefree Macy’s shop girl, Clair is lured into the steamy side of Manhattan—a place filled with speakeasies, flappers, and the beat of “that devil music”—and her true desires explode wide open. Secrets and lies heap up until her father loses everything in the stock market crash and Clair becomes entangled in the burlesque world in an effort to save her family and herself.
Ultimately, both Anne and Clair—two very different women living in very different eras—attain true fulfillment . . . with some help from their silver shoes.
This was a beautiful coming of age story. From page one all the way to the end, this beautiful tale shows you what it is to find yourself. This story is set in two different time periods, as you get to see who these women are and what shaped/shapes them. This beautifully written novel makes its way into your heart as you laugh, and cry over both these women. The cover is gorgeous and automatically pulls you in with wonder as you want to know more about these shoes and the pearls found within the box alongside them. The history in this novel is rich and you cant ell that a lot of love and dedication went into the research for this novel. 5 stars from me.