Hello fellow readers!
2020 may be the weirdest year on record, but it has also flown by...Happy September!!! To me, September is all about fall. I have put up the summer decor and brought out all the fall goodness... yellow and orange leaves, purple flowers, acorns and of course pumpkin everything. I thought about picking a fall type book, but I found nothing that I thought was exciting so I went back to the stack of new releases that I had. One cover stood out, then I read the story and I was like oh THIS is THE book!
The September book pick is The Lions of 5th Avenue by Fiona Davis.
Fiona has been one of my go-to authors for a while because every book she writes is set in the most interesting places in NYC. Here is a list of her books because you really need to read them all:
The Dollhouse-about girls who want to be models and secretaries and live in the Barbizon Hotel.
The Address (my personal fave)-is all about the Dakota Hotel from the time it was built to the first occupants. This one shocked me at the end.
The Masterpiece-this journey starts by a girl tripping over a suitcase in Grand Central Station and takes you to an art school that made its home in GCS.
The Chelsea Girls-Hazel and Maxine live in The Chelsea Hotel and have dreams of making it big on Broadway meanwhile Joseph McCarthy is out looking for communists.
Fast forward to Fiona's new release and you will see a beautiful setting of the New York Public Library and if that is not enough, she gives us an apartment over the library (folks really did live there once upon a time), a book theft, death and family estrangement. This one has it all!!!!