Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hollywood Daughter

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

The Hollywood Daughter by Kate Alcott
Pub. Date: March 7, 2017



Goodreaads says, "From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker and A Touch of Stardust, comes a Hollywood coming-of-age novel, in which Ingrid Bergman's affair with Roberto Rossellini forces her biggest fan to reconsider everything she was raised to believe.  In 1950, Ingrid Bergman already a major star after movies like Casablanca and Joan of Arc has a baby out of wedlock with her Italian lover, film director Roberto Rossellini. Previously held up as an icon of purity, Bergman's fall shocked her legions of American fans.  Growing up in Hollywood, Jessica Malloy watches as her PR executive father helps make Ingrid a star at Selznick Studio. Over years of fleeting interactions with the actress, Jesse comes to idolize Ingrid, who she considered not only the epitome of elegance and integrity, but also the picture-perfect mother, an area where her own difficult mom falls short.   In a heated era of McCarthyism and extreme censorship, Ingrid's affair sets off an international scandal that robs seventeen-year-old Jesse of her childhood hero. When the stress placed on Jesse's father begins to reveal hidden truths about the Malloy family, Jesse's eyes are opened to the complex realities of life and love.  Beautifully written and deeply moving, The Hollywood Daughter is an intimate novel of self-discovery that evokes a Hollywood sparkling with glamour and vivid drama."
I really enjoyed Alcott's A Touch of Stardust, so I immediately added this book to my TBR list.  Plus, I love all things Old Hollywood and am definitely intrigued by Ingrid Bergman. What do you guys think? 

8 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, nice pick! I love the cover, and the story sounds really good as well! I may have to check this one out too! ;)

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I'm glad you agree. Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. oh this does sound amazing! I love when stories tie in to real events like this--especially if it's old Hollywood!

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    1. Me too. I am a sucker for Old Hollywood. Thanks for visiting, Becky!

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  3. Great pick! I think this sounds really good too. I loved Casablanca. I don't really know much about her personal life though I did know she was the mother of Isabella Rossellini.

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    1. Me too. Casablanca is one of my favorites. I am definitely interested in learning a bit more about her. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  4. I haven't heard of this one, but I'm intrigued by Old Hollywood too. Hope you love this one!

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  5. This sounds right up your alley! Looking forward to reading your thoughts on this!

    Enjoy, Christina!

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