WYR: Waitress to Woodside

Some weeks I’m itching for a good mystery. Others I’m craving an emotional roller coaster. Or fantasy. Or historical fiction. Or goodness knows what. It might be brand new or something ancient or anywhere in between. In any case, it’s nice to share, so …

What’s Your Read?

Girl Singer by Mick Carlon

Girl Singer by Mick Carlon

Avery Hall was proud to say she had gained independence at nineteen, making an escape from an abusive home to paying her own way in life and singing the odd song at a local club. She figured Lester “Pres” Young walking into the restaurant where she worked was lucky enough, but when Billie Holiday finds a new gig, Pres recommends Avery to step in for Lady Day herself. Next thing she knows she’s meeting the entirety of Count Basie’s Orchestra at the Woodside Hotel. Everything seems a dream, but it’s only 1938. Plenty of drama and trauma lie on the horizon in Mick Carlon’s Girl Singer.

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