Ziegfeld Girls by Sarah Barthel

Ziegfeld Girls

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, th...

Details Ziegfeld Girls

TitleZiegfeld Girls
Release DateDec 26th, 2017
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, War, World War I

Reviews Ziegfeld Girls

  • 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 me want to do some serious research! This books captures a lot of things I look for in a good story: family secrets, mystery, a little romance, a little backstabbing, some racial tensions, and danger. I love the family ties that Suzanne and Jada have ...
  • 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 halls of 1914 New York. There are family secrets, there is a threat of violence, but above all there are Suzanne and Jada. These are two fully formed characters who are both belieavable and sympathetic. Thanks to net galley for the ARC. This is a fas...
  • 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 touch of romance. After reading this book, I definitely want to learn more about the Follies and the entertainment world of that time period!
  • 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 rivalry.
  • 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 of being a Ziegfeld girl and achieves her dream of acting with Bert Williams, an African American actor. The play was being threatened by another actress because she was afraid of being fired. I loved this book. I highly recommend it