Follow Your Heart
Subtle overlaps of the stories entice the reader to believe that the past is not dead but alive and breaking through every now and again.
Both time periods have strong female characters that get caught up in the conventions of the day. A woman’s role in 1929 was subservient to her father or husband. “I’ll take care of you until you get married then it will be your husband’s responsibility.” Trying to break out of the traditional roles required guts and determination.
Present day sees marriage as the fulfilment but what will you do if convention silences your muse?
Both heroines have different artistic flares. They are gifts that cannot be constrained.
1929 naturally sees the Wall Street crash that affects all of society.
There was a wonderful warm atmosphere pervading the novel. Camaraderie comes from unlikely places as huge hearts come together and a generosity of spirit prevails.
The Silver Shoes is a marvellous read that enables the reader to glimpse a bygone age of speakeasies and flappers. In contrast the modern female is a breath of fresh air with her outlook on life and a love of outdoors. Both characters are very likable.
I cannot wait to read more from Jill Hall. I love it when I ‘discover’ a new author.
I received this book for free from Net Galley. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.