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I'm amazed at how Meredith Allard brings to life the WWI era. Sights, sounds, smells, every detail brought New York City in 1917 to life. Vaudeville. The Bell Brothers (and how they acquired that name). Discrimination against U.S. citizens with German names or ancestry -- as historical novels go, this one sent one shock after another into the reader's heart. Even if I'd read some of these things in history books, reading them in fictional form brings it all to life and makes the truth hit so much harder.
Adam Bell, his impoverished upbringing, his devotion to his father, then to his injured brother; his humor, his green eyes; everything about him is endearing and memorable.
The novel might have seemed a bit slow in places, but the most accurate and well-researched historicals often are.
I highly recommend this novel. It was a Kindle daily freebie, but it's a rare gem, one that a reader could pay for and read without thinking, "I wish I had those three hours of my life back" for something better. I would read more of Allard's novels if they're all as good as this one.
Additionally, I did like the glimpse into the theater life, including vaudeville and comedy acts of the period, as well as the costs of living day to day in that time period. The rationing of foods, what groceries could be bought on what days, etc., during wartime, and even post-war. Definitely recommended for its historical value, but actually it's not my cup of tea insofar as reading subjects go.