Tuesday 15 November 2016

The Girl from The Savoy
Hazel Gaynor


Dolly is a girl with ambition and when an opportunity to work at The Savoy as a maid comes up, she jumps at the chance. Although she doesn’t want to be a maid all her life, she can see the potential of meeting influential people and hopefully realising her dream of becoming a star. She spends her days daydreaming about singing on the stage and becoming a household name.

On the way to the interview she crashes into Perry who is holding a handful of sheet music, which gets thrown onto the wet pavement. Dolly helps to retrieve the dripping sheets but Perry is adamant they are rubbish so Dolly picks them up, but instead of putting them into the rubbish bin as Perry suggests, she keeps them, hoping that one day someone would be able to play the music for her.

Little does she know at the time that Perry is the brother of a famous star of the music halls, Loretta May and when Dolly answers a small ad in the local newspaper for a “Muse”, she doesn’t realise that this will change her life forever.

Both Dolly and Loretta have secrets that they hope will not come to light, but as in all good stories, these are just waiting to be found out!

This is a fabulous story of ambition, love, friendship and memories from the past that threaten the future.

I am a huge fan of Hazel Gaynor and this book did not disappoint. If you are a fan of the roaring 20’s then you will love this book! However the ending will quite possibly leave you sobbing into your tissues!

A beautifully written book that will certainly be one of my favourites of the year!

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