Sunday, October 11, 2015

White Collar Girl by Renee Rosen

One of the best books I have read. I loved it! I like the use of real history and events woven into the fictional story. The main character was well written. Jordan was strong and weak. It was a difficult time for women in the work place in the 1950's especially working in a man's occupation. Jordan was shown as vulnerable but also had strength when needed. She used a tragedy as something to grow from and it also made her question her reasons for becoming a reporter.  The story had romance, intrigue, mystery, and a colorful cast of characters. Highly recommend and be sure to use discussion questions at the end to contemplate the book. I received ARC from First to Read for honest review.

The latest novel from the bestselling author of Dollface and What the Lady Wants takes us deep into the tumultuous world of 1950s Chicago where a female journalist struggles with the heavy price of ambition...

Every second of every day, something is happening. There’s a story out there buried in the muck, and Jordan Walsh, coming from a family of esteemed reporters, wants to be the one to dig it up. But it’s 1955, and the men who dominate the city room of the Chicago Tribune have no interest in making room for a female cub reporter. Instead Jordan is relegated to society news, reporting on Marilyn Monroe sightings at the Pump Room and interviewing secretaries for the White Collar Girl column.

Even with her journalistic legacy and connections to luminaries like Mike Royko, Nelson Algren, and Ernest Hemingway, Jordan struggles to be taken seriously. Of course, that all changes the moment she establishes a secret source inside Mayor Daley’s office and gets her hands on some confidential information. Now careers and lives are hanging on Jordan’s every word. But if she succeeds in landing her stories on the front page, there’s no guarantee she’ll remain above the fold.…

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