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The Show Girl

Author: Nicola Harrison

Narrator: Imani Jade Powers

Started: Aug. 7, 2021

Finished: Aug. 9, 2021

Thank you to Netgalley, Nicola Harrison, and St. Martin's Press for allowing me to receive this advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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Olive McCormick has big dreams and her biggest dream is to become a Ziegfeld girl. It takes a little time, effort, and spunk but Olive not only achieves her dream but she becomes its brightest star. Olive, whose stage name is Olive Shine, quickly begins enjoying the benefits of being a showgirl - the men willing to take her out and by her beautiful things and the infamy that comes with being a Ziegfeld girl. Then, Olive meets Archibald (Archie) Chamberlin and her world is never the same.

This story showed an era in New York City history that not many people are aware of. Ziegfeld girls lived luxurious lives thanks to benefactors or rich men who were willing to pay their way in exchange for being seen with them. I loved how this book showed the majority of Olive's life as well as her interactions with her family and the other showgirls. The narrator brought Olive to life in her interpretation of how she would speak when excited and when upset. She was a wonderful narrator and I would love to listen to her in other stories. All in all, this book was everything I hoped it would be.

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