Author: Nicola Harrison
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Released: August 10th, 2021
The Show Girl, written by Nicola Harrison, is a delightful blend of genres. It is one part historical fiction, one part romance, and one part chick lit.
Olive McCormick has finally taken the biggest risk of her life. The year is 1927, and she’s moving to New York City. Her dream has always been to become a dancer, and now she’s joining the Ziegfeld Follies.
From there, her life seemed to fall into place. She had a job she loved – one that made her talent shine and made all the sacrifices that came before it worth it. Now she even has a man to love, as she’s just accepted Archie Carmichael’s proposal. Only, that seemed to be when everything took a turn for the worse for her.
The Show Girl is a quick and entertaining read. This is absolutely the sort of novel that historical fiction fans are going to love, especially if they like little surprises strewn throughout.
I loved this fictional version of New York in the 1920s. Not being a huge history buff myself, I cannot even remotely begin to speak to the accuracy of this portrayal. I can, however, say that it was a highly entertaining setting, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Olive’s story is a compelling one, and I couldn’t help but find myself growing more and more attached to her character. Especially when she found herself forced to make an impossible decision – I wouldn’t ask that on my worst enemy.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.