Empire Girls

Empire Girls

by Suzanne Hayes, Loretta Nyhan
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Empire Girls by Suzanne Hayes, Loretta Nyhan

The critically acclaimed authors of I'll Be Seeing You return with a riveting tale of two sisters, set in the intoxicating world of New York City during the Roaring Twenties.

Ivy and Rose Adams may be sisters, but they're nothing alike. Rose, the eldest, is the responsible one, while Ivy is spirited and brazen. After the unexpected death of their father, the women are left to reconcile the estate, when they make a shocking discovery: not only has their father left them in financial ruin, but he has also bequeathed their beloved family house to a brother they never knew existed. With only a photograph to guide the way, Ivy and Rose embark to New York City, determined to find this mysterious man and reclaim what is rightfully theirs.

Once in New York, temptations abound at every turn, and soon the sisters are drawn into the glitzy underbelly of Manhattan, where they must overcome their differences and learn to trust each other if they're going to survive in the big city and find their brother. Filled with unforgettable characters and charm, Empire Girls is a love letter to 1920s New York, and a captivating story of the unspoken bond between sisters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778316299
Publisher: MIRA
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,243,676
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Hayes is the pen name of Suzanne Palmieri, author of The Witch of Belladonna Bay and The Witch of Little Italy. She lives by the ocean with her husband and three children.

Loretta Nyhan is the author of The Witch Collector and coauthor, with Suzanne Hayes, of I'll Be Seeing You. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and sons.

Meredith Mitchell is an actress who has performed in film, in television, and on stage. Her film work includes Mona Lisa Smile and The Reunion. She has recorded numerous audiobooks, and she earned her MFA in acting from Brandeis University.

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Empire Girls 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book. I was disappointed the moment I began reading this book, but I always give stories a chance, so I continued. I didn't get one ounce of a 1920's feel. I was disappointed, because the cover really reeled me in, and I figured it would be a glistening tale of the Roaring Twenties, but I was wrong. I felt that the characters were quite annoying at times, and the plot was thin. Overall, it wasn't terrible. I enjoyed parts of it, but it's definitely not a great 1920's novel. This story had such potential, and it fell flat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book with anticipation that it would be a very emotionally gripping story about two sisters that were the main characters of the book. However, it was quite shallow and full of way too many coincidences! I was quite disappointed from the start, but I decided to go ahead and read through to the end. But it never really got any better. Spoiler alert--it does have a happy ending, but far too trite for my taste!
JacksonvilleReader More than 1 year ago
So so book. I really liked the first book, I'll Be Seeing You, by Hayes and Hyhang and I like the books by Suzanne Hayes under the name Suzanne Palmieri, but I found Empire Girls lacking. I didn't really like the characters, finding them shallow. It was also hard toward the end to follow the connection they were trying to make between several family members (no spoiler for you). The story could have been better developed and the characters not so bland. Interesting but not quite a winner.
Cherylkochbooks More than 1 year ago
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
Empire Girls truly captured my heart.  vI personally loved this book - the time (1925), the setting (Greenwich Village, NY), two sisters in search of an unknown brother, a boarding house filled with new people to meet, what a great cast of characters.  I loved the growth of the two sisters, and how their growth surprised each of them.  The book brought me to tears several times.  I would defitely recommend this little treasure.  Thank you Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful uplifting characters and story. Loved the developing relationships. The time period and setting added to the feeling of the story. Just a really lovely book. Highly recommended!!! Another excellent historical fiction book is The Partisan by William Jarvis. This book also has a special romantic development that is treated with respect. It also has effects which were the result of war. Both books deserve A+++++++
JG05 More than 1 year ago
This was a really fun read. I loved the girls --- The relationships were very touching. I am close with my sister and sister-in-laws and just bought additional copies. I also loved living in the 1920s New York for a while! The city really came to life. What an exciting period! A good summer find