This dual-time frame novel takes you on a wonderful trip to the 1950s while weaving in the present day. I enjoyed the description of the Barbizon Hotel and the girls who found themselves living there while becoming models or attending the Gibson Girls secretarial school. With class and beauty serving as a dividing line between the residents, you will experience fear, insecurity, arrogance, friendship, love, sacrifice, and life changing moments.
I enjoyed the way the present day story had its own set of issues and intrigue while serving as the vessel to share the story of the girls at “the dollhouse.”
I am looking forward to reading more books by Fiona Davis!