“A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This excellent book is the story of Vivian Morris, who as a young lady was kicked out of college and sent to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a theatre that puts on short romantic comedy plays.
The story begins as Vivian tells her story to Angela, the daughter of someone very important to her in her life. We see how living at the theatre changes her entire life. She begins rooming with a beautiful showgirl and her life really takes off from there, party after party, having the time of her life without, it seems, a worry n the world. When hard times fall on the theatre a serious play is proposed by Aunt Peg’s husband, just in from California, and nothing will be the same again.
The play has such an impact on everyone, and eventually there will be a crises. This is where Vivian will really find herself, becoming the woman she was meant to be.
This book is highly entertaining, running from laughter to tears and back again. We see the changes in New York City after the end of World War 2 and those changes are reflected in the characters we have grown so fond of. This is a book about character, about accepting the person you are meant to be, how hard work and dedication can get you many things things, and most of all, the value of those who love you and always have your back, even in the darkest of times.
Easily n of the best books I have read this year.
Added 7th September 2019