SHORTLISTED FOR THE BGE IRISH BOOK AWARDS POPULAR FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016
FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME
London, 1923: Welcome to The Savoy hotel, a glittering jewel in London’s social scene, where the lives of the rich, the famous, and the infamous intertwine.
Here, amid the cocktails and the jazz, two women with very different pasts try to forget the devastation of the Great War and forge a new life in a city where those who dare to dream can have it all.
Dolly Lane is The Savoy’s newest chambermaid, her prospects limited by a life in service. But her proximity to the dazzling hotel guests fuels her dreams– to take the London stage by storm, to wear couture gowns, to be applauded by the gallery girls and admired by the critics…to be a star, just like her idol, Loretta May.
Born an earl’s daughter, Loretta has rebelliously turned her back on the carefully ordered life expected of a woman at the top of society’s elite. She will love who she wants, and live as she likes. Outwardly, her star burns bright, but Loretta holds a dark secret. She alone knows that her star cannot burn forever.
When an unusual turn of events leads Dolly and Loretta’s lives to collide, they must both learn to let go of their past in order to hold on to what they most desire.