Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: October 16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating! (Graphic created with Antiquaire page kit by Silvia Romeo.)

Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties
by Renee Rosen
Expected Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads

America in the 1920s was a country alive with the wild fun of jazz, speakeasies, and a new kind of woman—the flapper.

Vera Abramowitz is determined to leave her gritty childhood behind and live a more exciting life, one that her mother never dreamed of. Bobbing her hair and showing her knees, the lipsticked beauty dazzles, doing the Charleston in nightclubs and earning the nickname “Dollface.”

As the ultimate flapper, Vera captures the attention of two high rollers, a handsome nightclub owner and a sexy gambler. On their arms, she gains entrĂ©e into a world filled with bootleg bourbon, wailing jazz, and money to burn. She thinks her biggest problem is choosing between them until the truth comes out. Her two lovers are really mobsters from rival gangs during Chicago’s infamous Beer Wars, a battle Al Capone refuses to lose.

The heady life she’s living is an illusion resting on a bedrock of crime and violence unlike anything the country has ever seen before. When the good times come to an end, Vera becomes entangled in everything from bootlegging to murder. And as men from both gangs fall around her, Vera must put together the pieces of her shattered life, as Chicago hurtles toward one of the most infamous days in its history, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Why I am waiting....
I’ve always found the Roaring Twenties to be fascinating with the flappers and speakeasies!


  1. I'm not usually into books like this one, but I LOVE the 1920's! There's something so fascinating about it! Great pick :)

  2. I just looked this one up from another post. Great pick.

  3. I love the title and the cover, very nice :) I'm not usually into books set in the past, but love all the aspects of it :)

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  4. I love the 1920's too, it is such a fascinating time. Great pick!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  5. I've never encountered a book like this before, great pick :)

    Jules of Jules Bookshelf

  6. This one sounds great and I do love that cover!