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This Frivolous Folly left me Disappointed!

The Manhattan Girls

By Gill Paul

The latest novel by best-selling author Gill Paul, about the life of Dorothy Parker and her friends, was a disappointment. I was not dissatisfied with Gill Paul and her writing, but the subject matter.

I found the women frivolous and lacking the strength of character. They seemed to exist by hanging out at the Algonquin Club, gossiping, drinking excessively and sleeping around. (Not that I am a prude about these things!) The main character, Dorothy Parker, is a self-serving, callous individual that continues to spiral downwards and does not appear to have any redeeming qualities. I wanted these women to stand out from the men that surrounded them. I wanted to cheer for them. But sadly, they seemed to be taken in time and again in a vicious cycle of various types of abuse.

I have enjoyed reading many of Gill Paul's other books and loved the stories and main characters immensely. This book left me disappointed. Thank you to NetGalley, and Avon Books Uk for this ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

I am rating this book 3 stars out of 5 only because the book is well written.

3 out of 5

Due out August 18th, 2022

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