San Francisco artist Anne McFarland has been distracted by a cross-country romance with sexy Sergio and has veered from her creative path. While visiting him in New York, she buys a pair of rhinestone shoes in an antique shop that spark her imagination and lead her on a quest to learn more about the shoes’ original owner.
Almost ninety years earlier, Clair Deveraux, a sheltered 1929 New York debutante, tries to reside within the bounds of polite society and please her father. But when she meets Winnie, a carefree Macy’s shop girl, Clair is lured into the steamy side of Manhattan—a place filled with speakeasies, flappers, and the beat of “that devil music”—and her true desires explode wide open. Secrets and lies heap up until her father loses everything in the stock market crash and Clair becomes entangled in the burlesque world in an effort to save her family and herself.
Ultimately, both Anne and Clair—two very different women living in very different eras—attain true fulfillment . . . with some help from their silver shoes.
“Once again, this wonderful storyteller transports us to another time and place. The Silver Shoes surprises and delights.”—T. GREENWOOD author of Rust & Stardust, Two Rivers, and Where I Lost Her
“You’ll be cheering for both of these heroines as they insist on finding their own way as artists, no matter what the men in their lives want them to be.”—JANICE STEINBERG art journalist and author of The Tin Horse
“Jill G. Hall creates novels with two unforgettable characters whose lives, though generations apart, are inexplicably intertwined, which gives you the qualities you want in great stories—mystery, suspense, and romance.”—Judy Reeves author of Wild Women, Wild Voices