@FionaJDavis @DuttonBooks This book definitely took me back in time into an era where women wore gloves and hats and were not to be seen wearing pants. It was definitely a different era. I enjoyed reading the fact that there were a lot of women who once lived in this "hotel" just for women including Sylvia Plath, Liza Minnelli, Candace Bergen and many other famous people.
However, for the story, it was just a lot of girls from little towns across the USA that came to New York to see and make their dreams come true. Sadly, that didn't happen for all of them. And as of present day, there were still several of them that still live there on the fourth floor after the building had been made into condos.
This did not read like a debut novel to me and I look forward to reading more of Fiona Davis books. I really grew to like the main characters and I like where she took the story and myself. Whether it be uptown to all the classy places or down to the jazzy places where a lot of people would not dare to go. This was a great look back at that era and it was also a sad look back at that era.
I absolutely loved this story and was sad when it was done. I really did not want to leave it as I wanted to hear more about the girls of "The Dollhouse". A beautifully told story that was very well written.
Thanks to Dutton and Edelweiss for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.