Books from the Backlog #66

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor

Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Presenting a dazzling new historical novel … The Girl From The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.

Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown …

Dolly Lane is a dreamer; a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.

When she finds employment as a chambermaid at London’s grandest hotel, The Savoy, Dolly takes a step closer to the glittering lives of the Bright Young Things who thrive on champagne, jazz and rebellion. Right now, she must exist on the fringes of power, wealth and glamor—she must remain invisible and unimportant.

But her fortunes take an unexpected turn when she responds to a struggling songwriter’s advertisement for a ‘muse’ and finds herself thrust into London’s exhilarating theatre scene and into the lives of celebrated actress, Loretta May, and her brother, Perry. Loretta and Perry may have the life Dolly aspires to, but they too are searching for something.

Now, at the precipice of the life she has and the one she longs for, the girl from The Savoy must make difficult choices: between two men; between two classes, between everything she knows and everything she dreams of. A brighter future is tantalizingly close—but can a girl like Dolly ever truly leave her past behind?

Why did I add The Girl from the Savoy to my bookshelf?

According to Edelweiss, I downloaded this book 1,269 days ago.  I guess you could say that I am a little late with my review :)  I don't know why I haven't read it yet.  I have liked the author's work in the past and this one sounds great.  Hopefully, I can work it in by the end of the year.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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  1. that sounds like a tough choice! no doubt she'd make one that hopefully makes her happy

  2. Sounds pretty good and it's actually one I don't have on my shelf. Hope you end up loving it!

  3. I didn't know about this one but it looks good

  4. I haven't read anything from this author before.

  5. LOL, the days since download on several of mine would be in the four digits, too. :) I think I remember this series and liking the two I read.

  6. i'd probably pass on this one, but i'll be looking for the one you share next week
    sherry @ fundinmental

  7. I hope this is good! It certainly looks interesting.

  8. Oh dear, that is a bit late for the review! Still, I'm dealing with books I bought in 2010 and 2011 so I can't say much!

  9. I knew I was forgetting something this week! I'll save mine and share next week. The cover and title for this are intriguing. I have some Netgalley books that are feeling so neglected.


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