Ziegfeld Girls

Ziegfeld Girls Review

New York City, 1914. Suzanne and Jada. Entwined as sisters. Talented and resourceful. Black and white. Wealthy employer and devoted maid. Together, they realize Suzanne’s dream to see her name in lights on Broadway as she becomes the dazzling Ziegfeld Follies’ rising new star. But Jada’s superb voice and dance skills give her an unexpected shot at her own success—and her own life. And when a jealous Suzanne reveals a shattering secret, their friendship becomes a bitter rivalry.

Floundering without Jada, Suzanne consoles herself with dashing suitors, champagne nights, and a possible marriage into the gilded Vanderbilt dynasty. Jada transforms into Harlem’s hottest nightclub sensation, complete with financial security and a promising new beau. But when Suzanne is plagued with increasingly dangerous “accidents,” and both women receive threatening notes, they discover just how cold and hard staying on top can be.

Now in the face of relentless racism and vicious obsession, Suzanne and Jada make an uneasy alliance to find out the truth. And with the Follies’ lavish world in peril and their careers on the line, their pursuit of love, success, and equality could cost more than they ever dreamed.

Set against a glittering background of vintage glamour, famous figures of the time and high-stakes, Ziegfeld Girls is an unforgettable novel of two extraordinary women seizing their own fates in a pivotal era.

Title:Ziegfeld Girls
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Janice

    Before reading this book I had never heard of the Ziegfeld Follies. The way Sarah Barthel writes about the glamorous and not so glamourous parts of The Ziegfeld Follies lives is intriguing and makes m...

  • Nancy

    Zigfield Girls gives the reader a ticket to the development and rehearsal of a new Flo Zigfeld show. The author's depiction of cast jealousies and tension felt spot on, but I longed for a look at the ...

  • Kathleen Gray

    Perfect for fans of historical fiction. This tale of two women who start out as friends (as much as an employer and employee can be friends) but turn into rivals is set among the jazz clubs and dance ...

  • Cat Jenkins

    There was a potentially interesting opportunity here to explore racism in a unique venue: early 1900s showgirls. Unfortunately, the writing was so stunningly bad that there was no hope from page one. ...

  • Jennifer

    Sarah Barthel transports you to the behind-the-scenes glamorous and not-so-glamorous world of the 1914 Ziegfeld Follies... and throws in some racial tension, family secrets, mystery, danger, and a tou...

  • nikkia neil

    Thanks Kensington Books and netgalley for this ARC.Fun, flirty, and just the right combo of jazz age and modern. With a murder to solve, this novel has a serious side that makes it more than a dance r...

  • Emily

    (1.5 stars)...

  • Zoe

    Thanks Kensington Books and netgalley for this ARC.This is a novel of friendship, loyalty, and making it as a dancer in the still segregated states. ...

  • Heather Mulvihill

    I received this ARC from Netgalley. This book was about Suzanne and Jada and their achieving Suzanne’s dream of becoming a Ziegfeld girl. Jada was Suzanne’s assistant. Suzanne achieved her dream o...