Hella’s Book Review

Hella reviews the book The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison

Historical fiction is my favorite genre, and the 1920’s have always intrigued me which is why I chose the novel Showgirl by Nicola Harrison to review. This fictional story gives a glimpse of the glamorous world of the costumes, the dancing, and the music of that era through the eyes of a young midwestern girl.

Olive McCormick, a young talented singer and dancer, moves to California at the age of nineteen to perform at an amateur opera company, although her parents are strictly against her move. In California, she catches the attention of Florenz Ziegfield.  Later, he invites Olive to visit him in New York. She is thrilled by this invitation and is determined to travel to New York, but when she returns to Minnesota from California some unforeseen circumstances keep her in Minnesota for the rest of the year.. . .Read the full review

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