Three girls in Chicago look to make their dreams come true, against all odds.
Clara isn't the good girl she's pretending to be. Her past includes herself as a Flapper in New York City. She's desperately wanting to let out her true self when she first enters the famed speakeasy the Green Mill. However, if she wants to keep her life, she must remain seemingly innocent.
Gloria feels trapped - she's engage to the most eligible bachelor in Chicago who has all the right connections, but she feels bored with life. On a whim, she bobs her hair and finds herself drawn to the speakeasy and to one man in particular.
Lorraine wants one boy in particular, if she can just get him to look at her in that way, everything would be perfect. Too bad she can't see that she's throwing herself at him and he's not interested. Lorraine also doesn't understand why her best friend is pulling away. She longs for the days when it used to be the two of them and they knew each other's secrets. Now she has one gigantic secret from Gloria and it's killing her.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this read. I loved watching Clara evolve and change - struggling with her past and with her new feelings. I liked the relationships between the three girls and how they tried to be daring and succeeded in someways. I loved reading about the glitzy parties and the gorgeous clothes.
Cover Thoughts: I really like it - the hairstyle, the lace, and the gilded furniture.
Source: my Library
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