Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

The Chaperone is quite a lovely, historical fiction novel. The characters are witty, the writing is superb and the storyline is engaging.

This splendid novel takes us back in time, The 1920's in fact. It, briefly follows the life of, silent movie actress, Louise Brooks. However, it  mainly focus on her chaperone, Cora Carlisle.

Cora and Louise head of to, New York City. Lousie is to attend a prestigious, dance school, while Cora secretly uses this visit as an opportunity to dig into her past. She is determined to find out who her birth parents are.

The story flips back and forth between present time and the past. The past reveals parts of Cora's youth, her courtship and her married life.

There are some surprises along the way and some not so believable events. The twist and turns in the plot keep you turn the pages, faster than you can read.

Grade: A

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