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Diva by Jillian Larkin
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Jul 16, 2012

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Read in July, 2012

I've only kind-of enjoyed this series, which follows three girls in the 1920s as they grow up, bob their hair, and fall in love. I feel like Bright Young Things is a superior series about the same period, but the final book in the Flappers series finishes strong.

When last we left our girls, Gloria was arrested for shooting the mobster who was trying to kill her man; Lorraine was learning a few hard lessons about who to trust, and Clara (my favorite character), after losing love-of-her-life Marcus, is living the flapper life and reporting about it in her weekly column for the Manhattanite.

Diva moves forward quickly, introducing Gloria to a Gatsby-ish playboy about whom the FBI wants Gloria to dig up some dirt. Lorraine discovers that Marcus is about to marry a con artist and enlists Clara's help in stopping the wedding. Everything comes together at the lavish Plaza wedding, which includes a few more G-men than most.

Friendships change and grow and unlikely romances are discovered. Lorraine finds redemption for her past deeds, Clara finds her way back to love, and Glo and Jerome may have finally found a place they can be together.

The plot is wrapped up well and while there were still many historical inaccuracies, it was still enjoyable. And it has many descriptions of lovely 20s dresses.

Thanks to Net Galley for the advance copy.
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Liana Hi there! I'm giving away a paperback copy of Diva.

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