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América en los años veinte era un país lleno de vida con la salvaje diversión del Jazz los bares clandestinos y un nuevo tipo de mujer las flappersVera Abramowitz está decidida a dejar su delicada infancia atrás y vivir una vida más emocionante una ue su madre jamás habría soñado Meneando su peinado mostrando sus rodillas la belleza de labios pintados deslumbra bailando charlestón en clubs nocturnos y ganándose el apodo de «Cara de muñeca»Como la mejor fl. Determined to get out of the stress and poverty she saw her parents face growing up Vera Abramowitz gets caught up in a whirlwind of jazz jewels and seemingly easy living It isn t until she s knocked up and begins seeing the people around her die that she opens her eyes to the fact that her honey is a mobster and the glitz and glamour comes at a great cost I really wanted to love this book but I struggled with it I loved that the author did her homework and incorporated real history into her fictional story but for me it just read like Boardwalk Empire lite I found it very predictable which made it super difficult for me to maintain my interest Those who love historical fiction that leans toward the romantic side will probably enjoy this one then I did

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Dollface

Apper Vera capta la atención de dos importantes rollers un atractivo propietario de un club y un sexy apostador En sus brazos entra en un mundo lleno de bourbon de contrabando excepcional jazz y dinero a espuertas Ella cree ue su mayor problema es elegir uno de ellos antes de ue se descubra la verdad Sus dos amantes en realidad son dos gánsters de bandas rivales en la infame Guerra de la Cerveza de Chicago una batalla ue Al Capone se niega a perder La apasionante vida. I m so torn on the number of stars to give this book I went back and forth in my mind between 4 and 5 stars but I m going to go with a 4I really surprised myself with how much I enjoyed this book I know that sounds funny because shouldn t we always choose books we think we re going to love I do really try to do just that but for whatever reason I passed over reading this book several times because the cover made me nervous I thought it was going to chiefly be a romance novel Now before anyone wonders I have read my fair share of romance novels and generally enjoy them but I have to be in the right mood When I picked this one up I was not looking for that In fact I was having great difficulty deciding on which of my books to read next so I settled it the way I sometimes have to and let my Siri pick for me although I changed it to a man s voice and made him learn to respond to the name Kevin Hehehe So anyway I let Kevin pick a random number and matched it to my Goodreads to read list and voila this was the book that was chosen So back to the book There was a bit of a romance novel aspect in this book but it was far complex than that I would actually say it s well written Historical Fiction with a side of believable romance thrown in I loved the Chicago 1920s setting and loved that the author filled the dialogue with great flapper era slang I laughed every time someone called one of the ladies toots We certainly wouldn t put up with that now would we I even surprisingly didn t mind that the author maybe not purposely wrote the main female character as a stupid girl She was so na ve and too dumb for her own good but it seemed to work in the context of the story so I overlooked itI ve never read this author before but I ll certainly keep my eyes open for her books in the future4370

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Ue está viviendo es solo una ilusión ue descansa sobre el lecho de roca de crimen y violencia ue el país nunca antes había visto Cuando los buenos tiempos llegan a su fin Vera esta en medio de todo desde contrabando hasta asesinato Mientras los hombres de ambos bandos van cayendo a su alrededor Vera deberá juntar las piezas de su destrozada vida mientras Chicago se precipita hacia uno de los días más horribles de la historia la Masacre del Día de San Valentín.. I wanted to like this book than I did I like historical fiction and the 1920s is one of my favorite periods of history filled as it is with the fascinating psychological fallout of a world reeling from the shock of a global bloodbath and the exponential growth and change that accompanied widespread industrialization Plus I picked it up after wandering completely by chance into a bookshop during an author meet and greet and the author was uite smart and very gracious when we chattedAnd her book isn t awful by any means the author s voice and research are both solid and the story hook a flapper inadvertently finding herself involved with two men on opposite sides of Chicago s infamous gangs not without promise It does suffer from a strong case of tell don t show but that s the kind of thing that a strong enough story can overcome and it s at least moderately excusable in a first novel Unfortunately the characterization is so poor that it completely ruined the story for me They re constructed whole cloth from gangster tropes again not necessarily a fatal flaw but they re not fleshed out enough to be particularly likable or interesting so we have no reason to root for them The main character gets at least a little backstory and motivation but and this is what really made me want to throw the book against the wall she spends nearly the entire book worrying about herselfher familyher daughterher husbandher lover while simultaneously doing absolutely nothing to change any of it Even in the couple of instances where she takes some kind of action she invariably gets in over her head and has to be rescued by her husband or by her mother My personal frustrations with the cultural default for women being the passive role aside it frankly makes for a very boring character Plus it means almost all of the possibilities as regards to period detail are lost since she s so wrapped up in whining about her helplessness and the results of her decisions that she barely interacts with the world around her other than superficiallyI feel a little bad writing this review I know what an accomplishment it is to get a book published especially for a newbie author and how negative word of mouth can ultimately stunt a career But I strongly suspect that this one should have remained a trunk novel


10 thoughts on “Dollface

  1. says:

    I LOATHE love triangles I LOOOVE period pieces I LOATHE dependent female leadsI LOOOVE mobster moviesSo it all kind of evened out in the end for meVera was someone I strongly disliked when she was dependent on others It wasn't until she was on her own that I started to like her I really liked the sisterly bond with the other women that still carried the realistic vision that sometimes we just can't stand eac

  2. says:

    Determined to get out of the stress and poverty she saw her parents face growing up Vera Abramowitz gets caught up in a whirlwind of jazz jewels and seemingly easy living It isn't until she's knocked up and begins seeing the people around her die that she opens her eyes to the fact that her honey is a mobster and the glitz

  3. says:

    Setting 1920s ChicagoSteam Factor Mild3 12 StarsAt 18 spunky Vera Abramowitz leaves her comfortable home and sets out on her own By day she i

  4. says:

    So delightfully trashy D I'm not really sure how this made it into major name trade paperback; it's adult yes but only slightly so than Anna Godbersen's flapper trilogy there's a lot of melodramatic WTF that many authors publishers shy away fr

  5. says:

    I'm so torn on the number of stars to give this book I went back and forth in my mind between 4 and 5 stars but I'm going to go with a 4I really surprised myself with how much I enjoyed this book I know that sounds funny because shou

  6. says:

    “Dollface” was the name freuently given to girlfriends of mobsters during the “Flapper” years of the Roaring Twenties To be so labeled was an honor indicating the woman was highly protected and fawned on but at a very great cost Vera Abramowitz appears initially as a girl who thought she was escaping a world of drudgery by fleeing to Chicago Her father had been killed by the Black Hand Gang and she wanted nothing

  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book than I did I like historical fiction and the 1920s is one of my favorite periods of history filled as it is with the fascinating psychological fallout of a world reeling from the shock of a global

  8. says:

    It's the Roaring 20'sProhibition speakeasies gangsters the rich and the poor DOLLFACE portrays the life of those living in Chicago during this time No one was exempt from what was going onVera Abramowitz worked in the typing pool of an insurance firm and also as a telephone operator to make ends meet and she still made next to nothing She didn't want to do this for her entire life and then met Shep Green a gangster She a

  9. says:

    I'm a sucker for the Roaring Twenties so I had to try this but got a couple of chapters in and realized it wasn't meeting my minimum standards It seemed like there was potential for a decent story but the shallow characterizations and mediocre prose just weren't cutting it It isn't absolutely awful but it was not something I wanted to put time into considering the other higher uality items on my already very full TBR

  10. says:

    I loved this book I really love the 1920's so maybe that's why It had strong female leads which I liked This book also has romance and a little gangster violence Overall it's a great read I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads