Is anyone else obsessed with the 1920s? If you enjoy books set in the 1920s then you will probably enjoy City of Flickering Light by Juliette Fay.
Irene, Millie and Henry are members of a burlesque show. In the beginning of the book, Irene and Millie are preparing to jump off of the train and start a new life in Hollywood. Henry decides to follow them at the last minute.
So after getting away from the burlesque show, they make their way to Hollywood. They each have their own struggles but they help each other as far as show business and real life.
Henry starts out as a tailor’s assistant and works his way up to being in front of the camera. Irene and Millie show up every day to be extras in movies. Eventually, Irene works as a typist and screenwriter. Millie finally catches a break as an extra because she rides horses.
There are so many other things that happen in their lives. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I would recommend reading City of Flickering Light so you can read all about these friends trying to find success in Hollywood. I suggest listening to some 1920s jazz to set the mood.
- I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for doing a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.