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Starring Adele Astaire - Booktour Review

Updated: Jun 20, 2023


📖 Book Tour 📖 Title: Starring Adele Astaire Author: Eliza Knight Publisher: William Morrow @williammorrowbooks Genre: Historical Fiction Thank you @bibliolifstyle + the publisher @williammorrowbooks for having me on this book tour! Starring Adele Astaire by Eliza Knight just released yesterday, 6/6. Happy Pub Week!


When you think of the last name Astaire, you probably automatically think of Fred Astaire, right!? But Adele Astaire, his sister and first dancing partner, is just another example of women’s story is a man’s world that deserves to be told!


My first impressions of Adele were she was so poised and dazzling— what a star! Fred and Adele are headed to London to do a new show and Adele meets a chorus dancer, Violet and they become fast friends. Violet is still trying to make it as a dancer, where Adele has been at it for so long she finds her self longing for a family.


This book takes you through the roaring 20s, the stock market crash of 29, the Royal family makes an appearance, and then WWII. It has very strong themes of friendship, found family, heartache, loss, but each of these characters find peace and hope.


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very well researched! For fans of hollywood glitz and glam; and those that like their historical fiction to lean biographical.


Synopsis:


A spirited rising stage star…

Adele Astaire was a glittering, glamorous star, dancing with her brother, Fred, endearing herself to audiences from New York to London. But although she is toasted by royalty and beloved by countless fans, Adele Astaire has dreams of a loving husband and a houseful of children. And when she meets Lord Charles Cavendish, her wishes may just come true—but at what cost?

 A determined young dancer …

Ever since Violet Wood could walk she’s wanted to dance on the London stage. Befriended by Adele, filled with ambition, she is more than willing to make the sacrifices it will take to becomes a star herself, and her rags-to-riches hopes are within reach. But the road to fame is never easy.

Two women with unquenchable spirit …

From the fast-paced world of roaring 20s New York to the horrors and sacrifice of wartime London, Adele's and Violet’s lives intertwine, and each must ask themselves is fame worth the price you must pay?


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