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The Chelsea Girls
The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
From Fiona Davis, the nationally bestselling author of The Dollhouse and The 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 the sweeping staircase dripping with art, the Chelsea Hotel has long been New York City's creative oasis for the many artists, writers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, and poets who have called it home--a scene playwright Hazel Riley and actress Maxine Mead are determined to use to their advantage. Yet they soon discover that the greatest obstacle to putting up a show on Broadway has nothing to do with their art, and everything to do with politics. A Red scare is sweeping across America, and Senator Joseph McCarthy has started a witch hunt for Communists, with those in the entertainment industry in the crosshairs. As the pressure builds to name names, it is more than Hazel and Maxine's Broadway dreams that may suffer as they grapple with the terrible consequences, but also their livelihood, their friendship, and even their freedom. Spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, The Chelsea Girls deftly pulls back the curtain on the desperate political pressures of McCarthyism, the complicated bonds of female friendship, and the siren call of the uninhibited Chelsea Hotel.
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks :

We are so excited to read this one for February!! We hope you all can join us!! 💗💗💗

#BotmBuddyRead

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you ❤️ 20h
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BarkingMadRun
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Chose this book for my #liveandlearn prompt for #booked2020 I have one more to go for this round! This was about the McCarthy Era and the impact on the Broadway community and it blew my mind!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This is our lineup for the first part of 2020!! We hope you all can join us! We have great discussions! All are welcome!!

February- The Chelsea Girls
March- The Golden Hour
April- Whisper Network
May- The Sun Down Motel
June- The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
July- A Thousand Splendid Suns

#BotmBuddyRead

UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 21h
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BarkingMadRun
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Is anyone else tackling the #Bookly reads than this week? I just read about it today, I‘m going to aim for the 2020 pages!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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We are so excited to read this one for February!! We hope you all can join us!! 💗💗💗

#BotmBuddyRead

Kimberlone I want to read this! Need to find a copy now :) 4d
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BarkingMadRun
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Next up!! My tenth book of 2020 will be this one, it‘s my #booked2020 #liveandlearn book since I don‘t know much about the time period.

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LitsyHappenings
The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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Repost for @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks :

This is our lineup for the first part of 2020!! We hope you all can join us! We have great discussions! All are welcome!!

February- The Chelsea Girls
March- The Golden Hour
April- Whisper Network
May- The Sun Down Motel
June- The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
July- A Thousand Splendid Suns

#BotmBuddyRead

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks you!!! ❤️ 1w
MadDashReading Adding to cart now! 😊 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MadDashReading yay!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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This is our lineup for the first part of 2020!! We hope you all can join us! We have great discussions! All are welcome!!

February- The Chelsea Girls
March- The Golden Hour
April- Whisper Network
May- The Sun Down Motel
June- The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
July- A Thousand Splendid Suns

#BotmBuddyRead

SaniyyahK I gift A Thousand Splendid Suns to anyone who enjoys reading. One of my favorites ❤️. Enjoy! 2w
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TheHeartlandBookFairy
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A 2020 goal is to catch up on unread books by favorite authors. This was at the top of my list! Excellent historical fiction writing & beautiful character development. A story of friendship, loss, & forgiveness. Of how politics, McCarthyism, affected even the artistic community including those at the Chelsea hotel in NY. I drew parallels to today's current political situation more than once during this book. I love the stories Fiona Davis writes!

litenthusiast I love Fiona Davis. I have not read this book yet. Thank you for your review! 2w
TheHeartlandBookFairy @litenthusiast I really love her books as well! Enjoy this one ☺️ 2w
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Brewychock48
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This book is well written, highly entertaining.
It will make you smile, cry, get mad, aggravated.
I loved some of the characters.. especially Hazel Ripley. She was a strong person,high moral character. She just did not have enough confidence in herself,until the end.
Wow, this story blew me away

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writerlibrarian
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I liked the historical context, the little touches here and there that set the scenes, the world within Hazel and Maxine lived. Especially New York in the 1950s. Two very compelling and interesting characters. The balance between showing, the Chelsea hotel is a character by itself, and the telling, the journal entries, is well done. What bothered me was the whole ghosts thing. That threw me out of the narrative big time. #netgalley

BarkingMadRun This is in my 2020 pile! 1mo
writerlibrarian @BarkingMadRun It is quite good. 1mo
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writerlibrarian
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Hockey night. 🐧 vs Habs. I'm almost at 50% in this one. It's pretty good.
#readingandwatchinghockey

writerlibrarian It's already 1-0 🐧. 1/2 price on milkshakes tomorrow, again. 59 🚨. Habs 🚨 on PP. (edited) 1mo
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writerlibrarian
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Back to back games. 🐧 in Detroit. I miss my captain. 🍁 in St-Louis.
Been knitting most of the day.
#readingandwatchinghockey no knitting this evening

writerlibrarian 1/2 price on milkshakes tomorrow 59 🚨 🐧1-0. 🐧 are ahead 2-0 after one period. 71 🚨 Geno is in beast mode. 3-1 🐧 (edited) 1mo
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writerlibrarian
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Friday night 🏒. Phil the thrill is in town. Will try to take a good bite of this new book.
#readingandwatchinghockey

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writerlibrarian
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New book. This is the next title on my ARC list.

#newbook

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SilversReviews
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I had to stop to see it in person, @fionajdavis 😍 Wish I could have gone inside. 😍

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Eggs
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If you know me at all, you know how I love HF! And Fiona Davis is an author I read and I can‘t wait to read this one 🤪😍🤓

#lookingforwardtoreading
#gratefulreads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Crazeedi Yep, I have this one up on my tbr too 3mo
Eggs @Crazeedi 👍🏼💕👏🏻 3mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚😊❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We are reading this one in February for our #BotmBuddyRead!! You will read it too fast though 🤣🤣🤣 I can‘t wait!! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Hollie!!! Thank you sooo much!! I was smiling ear to ear opening these gifts!! These are beautiful 📚❤️ You know what I love book sister!!! Thanks so much!! Love you 😘💗

Hollie Love you!! 😘 3mo
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actualdisneyprincess
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I started this this morning, and I‘m almost finished; this is right up there with Davis‘ work on “The Dollhouse,” and I am loving these characters and this plot. 😭💖 #thechelseagirls #fionadavis #femalefriendships #coldwarfiction

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love her books!! 3mo
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SassyBookworm
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I absolutely loved this book! First off I love all things theatre and old NYC! This novel was a beautiful mixture of both with a wonderful story of fierce friendship and how governmental paranoias can ruin lives and did during the post WWII era for the theatre world. A fabulous mixture of twist along with triumphs and loss made this a 5 star 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟 book for me! Definitely a must read!

#SassyBookworm😏 #TheChelseaGirls🎭 #HistoricalFiction

CarolynM Sounds great. Stacked🙂 4mo
Eggs Stacked! Love Fiona! 4mo
SassyBookworm @CarolynM & @Eggs Fiona Davis is quickly becoming a must read author for me! I devoured her book The Masterpiece! I‘m gonna have to read more from her! 4mo
Crazeedi I loved the masterpiece, can't wait to read this 4mo
kspenmoll Just read my first Fiona, The Address, recently & loved it. (edited) 4mo
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Kboltz
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I love all of these books , they give you an insight into old New York. This one is a bit different in that it stays in the time era when Broadway was being scourged of said Communist sympathizers. What a scary time for America to use hearsay to protect from Russian spying. A scary time in history but a good story to tell the tale. Love these books/author.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-26-19: My 69th finished book of 2019! #thechelseagirls #fionadavis 👍🏼📖#️⃣6️⃣9️⃣

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I really enjoyed this historical fiction. Davis has a talent for creating a world that feels real.

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GidgetsTreasures75
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8-23-19: Staying out of the rain in Barnes & Noble 📖💖🥨☕️

vivastory I had a pizza stuffed pretzel from b&n cafe for lunch 👍 5mo
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MelindaOtt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If I ever took the time to make a list of authors who do not disappoint, Fiona Davis would be on that list. Her latest novel, set during the Red Scare of the 1950s. As always, she creates a world you feel you could walk right in to. In this book, she also crafts a complex female friendship that is one of the best I‘ve read. #fionadavis #thechelseagirls #historicalfiction #read #bookrecommendations #booknerds

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Bakingbookworm
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3.5 STARS - I love being pulled into an era I knew little about. It‘s one of the reasons why I love Historical Fiction and Fiona Davis is an author I trust for a well-researched story & interesting setting.

The Chelsea Girls follows two friends through a World War and into the turbulent McCarthy era where fear was rampant as communist allegations & blacklisting resulted in horrific results for many.

My review: http://bit.ly/2Zlswmg

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kspenmoll
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#LetsTravelAugust #hotel

The Chelsea Hotel in the theater district of NYC is setting for this novel.

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🏨 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait for this one!! 5mo
Crazeedi Want to read!! 5mo
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kspenmoll @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crazeedi I want to read this as well! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kspenmoll I think we are doing a buddy read on this one in February?? @TheBookHippie @Crazeedi @AmyG @Andrew65 (edited) 5mo
Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks great! Not sure I knew this, but I'm in! 5mo
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Can‘t wait, love her books. 5mo
Andrew65 We should do buddy reads on all her future books! 👍🍾🥂 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 5mo
AmyG Is this the Feb #BOTM BuddyRead? 5mo
kspenmoll Sounds great for February #buddyread. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Andrew65 sounds good to me!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks We decided for 2020 that we are doing other books, not JUST BOTM books. We are keeping the same name because we are still read one book a month 🙌🏻 @Andrew65 @kspenmoll @AmyG @Crazeedi @Mitch @JaclynW @TheBookHippie I can‘t remember everyone!! @Mdargusch @EH2018 @Cathyloves2read @HookedonBooks @CoffeeNBooks @Macker11 @Karisa (edited) 5mo
AmyG Whatever we read....whatever you pick...I am so grateful to have this book club. ❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG awww thank you!! We are so happy you are in it!! 5mo
kspenmoll @AmyG totally feel the same Amy! Thanks to our fabulous hosts, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @thebookhippee 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @kspenmoll ❤️❤️❤️ I tagged a few more people who have participated! Am I missing anyone?! 5mo
Macker11 Yay I love it! Sunday will be my first discussion and I‘m excited for it ! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Macker11 yay!!! Stick with us because this may not be the best book, but our discussions are always awesome!! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Awesome! I'm looking forward to reading this one! 5mo
Karisa @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Works for me! 😊📚 I been a little out of the loop with the school year starting back up. But once the dust settles I will be back in the game. 🥴 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Karisa awesome!!! We are always here!!! 5mo
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bookandcat
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Fiona Davis does it again! Read this on my treadmill walk (I swung by the gym between clients) and it was great! 2 USO actresses try to make it on Broadway in the 1950s but cross paths with the McCarthy Communist witchhunt. 4 stars.
#bfc #bfcr3 #bookfitnesschallenge #teamnamastepositive

Crazeedi I want to read this! 6mo
bookandcat @Crazeedi I liked it!! Read it entirely on the treadmill 6mo
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Hollie
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Oh, how I love a NYC setting. It‘s been 11 years since I‘ve been there, but next July, I get to bring Anthony and Owen the magic that is NYC. ♥️

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SilversReviews
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What a fun, interesting place The Chelsea Hotel must have been.

The description of the hotel's decorations, the secret places and passages in it, and the furnishings was fascinating.

The impeccable research Ms. Davis had to do definitely shows.

I do have to say THE CHELSEA GIRLS was a bit tedious to read, but I loved the history of the hotel and its inhabitants. 4/5

https://tinyurl.com/y4s77vgs

tammysue Great review Elizabeth! :) 6mo
SilversReviews @tammysue Thank you. 😊 6mo
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Hollie
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#bookmail came today! Her covers are always gorgeous. I‘m happy I pre-ordered it, even if it might be a couple of days before I can start reading it.

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SilversReviews
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HAPPY PUB DAY!!

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ReadingisMyPassion
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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

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Suelizbeth
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Woohoo! Starting #24in48.

SaturnDoo Good luck 🍀happy reading ❤ 6mo
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literarilythrilling
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Currently reading. I‘m a huge Fiona Davis fan and am looking forward to this one!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am too!!! Love her!! ❤️❤️ 7mo
Crazeedi I have a hold on that one I think 7mo
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LeafingThroughLife
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Sunday afternoon books and baseball. ⚾️ 📚 📖

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BookNAround
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My choice to take to my surgery today and all of the down time waiting beforehand. I know I need something that will completely grab me and keep my mind off the surgery.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope everything goes ok!!! 9mo
MMFinck Be well! 9mo
Crazeedi Praying for successful surgery!❣ I love fiona davis! 9mo
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Cinfhen Good luck today 💚💚💚😘 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🙏 and best wishes, Kristen! 💗 9mo
irre Hope you have a successful surgery and speedy recovery. 9mo
cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts and hugs! 9mo
Jerdencon Good luck! 9mo
JacqMac Good luck! 💕 9mo
ravenlee 💗💗💗 9mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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These look like some great books to add to my shelf 📚🤣😳

https://shereads.com/best-historical-fiction-books-2019/

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Love this author and can‘t wait for this book to be released!!
Great article !! 📚💗 🍷

Image from google!

https://www.coveyclub.com/fiona-davis-age-divorce/

litenthusiast I had no idea she had a new book coming out! I really enjoy her books. Thanks for sharing. 💜 12mo
tracey38 Great article. I haven't read anything by her. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @litenthusiast yes!! I can‘t wait! You‘re welcome! 🙌🏻💗 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 it hit close to home ❤️ good to know about the books 😉 12mo
tracey38 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks does hit close to home. Except I don't have the friends to go out with, I just stay home. 😂 12mo
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