The Chelsea Girls

The Chelsea Girls

From Fiona Davis, the nationally bestselling author ofThe DollhouseandThe Address,the bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together in a dazzling new novel about the twenty-year friendship that will irrevocably change two women's lives. From the dramatic redbrick facade to t From Fiona Davis, the nationally bestselling author ofThe DollhouseandThe Address,the bright lights of th...

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Title:The Chelsea Girls
Author:Fiona Davis
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:B07K5ZSD7S
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Chelsea Girls Reviews

  • Sue
    Jul 25, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

  • Jen
    Jul 06, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

    This was my first time reading bestselling novelist Davis (The Address, The Dollhouse), known for centering complex fictional stories around iconic addresses or buildings - her newest novel wonderfully showcasing the infamous bohemian haven for artists known as The Chelsea Hotel in New...

    3.5/4 stars. I had the pleasure of seeing Fiona Davis speak in Minnesota shortly after The Masterpiece was released. I, just like her, am always intrigued by places and stories that may have transpired in those spaces. I hadn't had a chance to read any of her books, so I was excited to...

  • Tammy
    Jul 26, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

  • Lisa
    Aug 02, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

  • Stephanie
    Aug 02, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

  • Robert Sheard
    Jun 26, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jul 01, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

  • JenRaye
    May 16, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

  • Jamie
    Jun 29, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

  • Betty
    Jul 21, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

    This was my first time reading bestselling novelist Davis (The Address, The Dollhouse), known for centering complex fictional stories around iconic addresses or buildings - her newest novel wonderfully showcasing the infamous bohemian haven for artists known as The Chelsea Hotel in New...

    3.5/4 stars. I had the pleasure of seeing Fiona Davis speak in Minnesota shortly after The Masterpiece was released. I, just like her, am always intrigued by places and stories that may have transpired in those spaces. I hadn't had a chance to read any of her books, so I was excited to...

    Exceptional. No, better than exceptional. I?m an OG fan of Fiona Davis, going all the way back to The Dollhouse, and have read and loved each of her novels. This meant I had very high standards for Chelsea Girls, and I?m pleased to say that Davis managed to exceed the high bar s...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    The theater and film stars of New York and a bit of Hollywood are the focus of the latest historical New York City novel by Fiona Davis. In 1947 the threat of communism was sweeping the country and the largest focus was on the artistic areas. No writer, playwright, screenwriter, painte...

    I loved this book! Strong female friendships, history, intrigue, romance, conflicting loyalties ? Davis covers it all. And if you have problem following the dual timelines, this book does not do that. While presented with the alternating perspectives of Hazel and Maxine, the superb c...

  • Camille Maio
    Feb 16, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

  • Kim McGee
    May 14, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

    This was my first time reading bestselling novelist Davis (The Address, The Dollhouse), known for centering complex fictional stories around iconic addresses or buildings - her newest novel wonderfully showcasing the infamous bohemian haven for artists known as The Chelsea Hotel in New...

    3.5/4 stars. I had the pleasure of seeing Fiona Davis speak in Minnesota shortly after The Masterpiece was released. I, just like her, am always intrigued by places and stories that may have transpired in those spaces. I hadn't had a chance to read any of her books, so I was excited to...

    Exceptional. No, better than exceptional. I?m an OG fan of Fiona Davis, going all the way back to The Dollhouse, and have read and loved each of her novels. This meant I had very high standards for Chelsea Girls, and I?m pleased to say that Davis managed to exceed the high bar s...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    The theater and film stars of New York and a bit of Hollywood are the focus of the latest historical New York City novel by Fiona Davis. In 1947 the threat of communism was sweeping the country and the largest focus was on the artistic areas. No writer, playwright, screenwriter, painte...

  • Susan Johnson
    Jul 22, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

  • Sarah
    Jul 09, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

  • Sarah
    Mar 07, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
    May 28, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

  • Linda Zagon
    Jul 06, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

  • Linda Zagon
    Jul 06, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

    This was my first time reading bestselling novelist Davis (The Address, The Dollhouse), known for centering complex fictional stories around iconic addresses or buildings - her newest novel wonderfully showcasing the infamous bohemian haven for artists known as The Chelsea Hotel in New...

    3.5/4 stars. I had the pleasure of seeing Fiona Davis speak in Minnesota shortly after The Masterpiece was released. I, just like her, am always intrigued by places and stories that may have transpired in those spaces. I hadn't had a chance to read any of her books, so I was excited to...

    Exceptional. No, better than exceptional. I?m an OG fan of Fiona Davis, going all the way back to The Dollhouse, and have read and loved each of her novels. This meant I had very high standards for Chelsea Girls, and I?m pleased to say that Davis managed to exceed the high bar s...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

  • Jen
    Jul 23, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

  • Samantha
    May 31, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

    This was my first time reading bestselling novelist Davis (The Address, The Dollhouse), known for centering complex fictional stories around iconic addresses or buildings - her newest novel wonderfully showcasing the infamous bohemian haven for artists known as The Chelsea Hotel in New...

    3.5/4 stars. I had the pleasure of seeing Fiona Davis speak in Minnesota shortly after The Masterpiece was released. I, just like her, am always intrigued by places and stories that may have transpired in those spaces. I hadn't had a chance to read any of her books, so I was excited to...

    Exceptional. No, better than exceptional. I?m an OG fan of Fiona Davis, going all the way back to The Dollhouse, and have read and loved each of her novels. This meant I had very high standards for Chelsea Girls, and I?m pleased to say that Davis managed to exceed the high bar s...

  • Donald Scott
    Jul 31, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

    This was my first time reading bestselling novelist Davis (The Address, The Dollhouse), known for centering complex fictional stories around iconic addresses or buildings - her newest novel wonderfully showcasing the infamous bohemian haven for artists known as The Chelsea Hotel in New...

  • Toni
    Aug 06, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

  • Shannon Dyer
    Jun 05, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

  • MicheleReader
    Jun 25, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

  • Julia Kelly
    Apr 17, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

  • Mayke (acozyliving)☕️
    Jul 23, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

  • Tammy
    Mar 18, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

  • Catie
    Apr 28, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

  • Morgan
    Aug 04, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...

    Review to come ...

    Life is too short to waste on mediocre books. So for your own sanity, skip this one. The Chelsea Girls is rife with poor character development, typos, and stilted sentence structure. It simply cannot compare with historical fiction greats by authors such as Phillipa Gregory or Sharon K...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    Whether it?s the Barbizon, the Dakota, Grand Central Terminal or The Chelsea Hotel, Fiona Davis has the great talent of weaving her wonderful stories around some of New York City?s most interesting and iconic landmarks. I?ve long been intrigued by the Chelsea Hotel and its histor...

    I read lots of historical fiction books but this is a time period that I haven't read much about in the past -- the early 50s when the government and McCarthy were trying to find and punish alleged communists in the entertainment business. I have read about what went on during this tim...

    The Chelsea Girls takes a look at New York landmark the Chelsea Hotel and the devastation to the entertainment industry wrought by the McCarthy era of the 1950s, through the lens of a first time playwright and her best friend/leading actress. The book spans from their meeting in the 40...

    The Chelsea Girls was my first foray into the worlds created by Fiona Davis and I must just say?? where the hell have I been??? I was immediately taken in by the story and simply didn?t stop reading until I was finished. Work and sleep and kids be damned. The Chelsea Girls ...

    Fiona Davis has never failed me. She is is everything I love about historical fiction. Rich characters, interesting setting, deep plot, perfect twists, and even a bit of romance. Perfection. ...

    Review to come at AAR. ...

    Really a 2.5. Kind of disappointing as I love Fiona Davis books. Maybe it was missing the duel timeline? I loved the topic though..the book just kind of dragged. Well researched. ...

    This was my first time reading bestselling novelist Davis (The Address, The Dollhouse), known for centering complex fictional stories around iconic addresses or buildings - her newest novel wonderfully showcasing the infamous bohemian haven for artists known as The Chelsea Hotel in New...

    3.5/4 stars. I had the pleasure of seeing Fiona Davis speak in Minnesota shortly after The Masterpiece was released. I, just like her, am always intrigued by places and stories that may have transpired in those spaces. I hadn't had a chance to read any of her books, so I was excited to...

    Exceptional. No, better than exceptional. I?m an OG fan of Fiona Davis, going all the way back to The Dollhouse, and have read and loved each of her novels. This meant I had very high standards for Chelsea Girls, and I?m pleased to say that Davis managed to exceed the high bar s...

    Linda's Book Obsession Reviews "The Chelsea Girls" by Fiona Davis, Dutton, July 2019 Kudos to Fiona Davis, Authorof "The Chelsea Girls" for writing such intriguing, intense, captivating, riveting, enthralling, historical and entertaining novel. The Genres for this Novel are Histor...

    The theater and film stars of New York and a bit of Hollywood are the focus of the latest historical New York City novel by Fiona Davis. In 1947 the threat of communism was sweeping the country and the largest focus was on the artistic areas. No writer, playwright, screenwriter, painte...

    I loved this book! Strong female friendships, history, intrigue, romance, conflicting loyalties ? Davis covers it all. And if you have problem following the dual timelines, this book does not do that. While presented with the alternating perspectives of Hazel and Maxine, the superb c...

    Maxine and Hazel meet in Naples, Italy in 1945 while performing for the USO. Maxine is an actress. Hazel is a wannabe actress until she discovers (quite by accident) a special knack for writing. Maxine and Hazel become friends, but all is not as it seems. Upon returning to the USA ...

  • Savannah's Book List
    Jul 27, 2019

    A haven for artists, musicians, writers, and actors, the iconic Chelsea Hotel provides the backdrop for this fictional account of friendship and McCarthyism. The main characters meet in Naples as USO entertainers during 1945. Their friendship continues into the 1960?s. One becomes a ...

    Hazel Ripley left her unfulfilling career as a constant understudy to join the USO Tour during World War II. Her new job takes her to the Old World where she meets Maxine Mead, a vivacious and outspoken actress. The two women bond over their love of theater and mutual formative experie...

    What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been. Hazel was in a family of performers, but Hazel wasn?t a performer. Hazel was a playwrite. We meet Hazel when she was on tour with the USO during the war. Hazel met many actors and became friends with them. We fo...

    This is a little bit of a departure for Fiona Davis. No dual timeline, and the landmark?the Chelsea Hotel?plays a slightly less crucial role than the landmarks in her previous works. But the examination of McCarthyism and its impact on the theater world is dark and devastating. ...

    Fiona Davis has captured the hearts of readers with the way she brings life to New York City landmarks through compelling historical fiction. Setting her sights on the Chelsea Hotel, she delves into the world of theater in the McCarthy era. As two women wrestle with wartime memories, f...

    Yet another fabulously intriguing story by Fiona Davis!! ...

    EDITED 2.5 stars The Chelsea Girls follows Hazel and Maxine from 1940s Europe, near the end of WWII to the late 1960s New York. The titular Chelsea is a hotel known for its many resident artists of various stripes...both political and professional. The bulk of the story takes place du...

    This story set in the McCarthy era is chilling. It is a reminder what happens to people who are persecuted for their speech or opinion. This centers around the entertainment world and two friends, Hazel and Maxine, and how the McCarthy investigation impacts their lives. The two me...

    Fiona Davis is absolutely one of my favorite voices in historical fiction and her latest, The Chelsea Girls, proves why. This time around, Davis takes on post WWII communism and does so within the world of theater and performing arts in NYC. Deviating from the dual timelines of her pas...

    A dazzling story of loyalty, friendship, and betrayal in 1950s Bohemian New York amid the danger of the Red Scare. It will leave readers wishing they could spend a night at the Chelsea Hotel for a taste of Broadway glamor and a well-shaken cocktail. ...

    Between a 4 and 4.5 Fiona Davis always writes an entertaining, historical-fiction novel; with a powerful ending. Author?s notes are stellar. ...

    I had high hopes for this book as I greatly enjoyed the other novels by Fiona Davis, but this book fell flat for me. The time period was interesting, especially because there isn't much historical fiction set during the McCarthy Era. Unfortunately the book was overly dramatic and tragi...

    |Thank you to @NetGalley @duttonbooks #partner| . The Chelsea Girls opens during WWII. The two main characters, Hazel and Maxine, meet on a USO tour in Italy and their friendship is born out of shared trials and circumstances. After the war they return to the states. Hazel returns to...