~ Lynnda Shepherd/Swing Dancer & Events Coordinator
"GitJD transported me to a simpler time filled with dance halls, romance, heartache, patriotism and fabulous fashion. Reading the details of June discovering swing dance and vintage culture for the first time was exhilarating and fun. I found this novel refreshing and impossible to put down. " "
~ Electra Hale/Electra's Vintage Remix
"In The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress, Francis captures the details of the time - of dance halls and jazz bands, the clothes, the social mores, and the patriotism, all while never letting go of all things romantic and exciting. Its characters are wrought skillfully and imaginatively by Francis, a first-time novelist, providing a warm account of more innocent times while making an unspoken comparison with the way we live now. The Girl in the Jitterbug dress is a fond backward glance which will transport you through time." "
~ Jill Michalski/Vintage Collector