Rosie & her roommate at the boarding house where they are staying in New York City, are trying to land parts in any Broadway production during war time. Both of them land parts in a chorus line in a play that has "flop" written all over it.
Al, who brings Rosie a couple of juicy steaks one night is arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. Rosie just knows that Al is not a killer, although he does have mob connections. Jayne, her roommate, dates Al's boss, a mob leader, off and on.
Both Rosie and Jayne set out to prove that Al is innocent, through no cooperation from Al.
There are a lot of interesting wanna be actresses at the theater, and there are some very funny spots when the author describes the chorus line.
There continues to be accident after accident during the whole production of this Broadway play and Rosie and Jayne are having a really difficult time trying to prove Al is not guilty.
I really thought this book was very well written as the language was definitely appropriate for the time frame.
You could just picture the girls and the guys in New York during the 1940's talking the way the book was written. The ration stamps, the war correspondence between girlfriend and boyfriend, the blackouts on Broadway, having to do without a lot of things like meat, sugar, and nylons, were all very appropriate for the times. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
This was the first book I have read by this author. She has written one previously which I will most certainly get and read. I highly recommend this author.
REVIEWED BY CHARLOTTE KARPINECZ
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