Quick Sip: Dollface- A Novel of the Roaring Twenties

Written by Renee Rosen, this novel is about America in the 1920s. The country was alive with the wild fun of jazz, speakeasies and a new kind of woman- the flapper.

Vera Abramowitz is determined to leave her gritty childhood behind and live a more exciting life, one her mother never dreamed of. Bobbing her hair and showing her knees, the lipstick beauty dazzles, doing the Charleston in nightclubs and earning the nickname "Dollface."

We find many things to which the prohibition of them constitutes the only temptation.
— William Hazlitt

As the ultimate flapper, Vera captures the attention of two high rollers, a handsome nightclub owner and a sexy gambler. On their arms, she gains entrance into a world filled with bootleg bourbon, wailing jazz, and money to burn. She thinks her biggest problem is choosing between them until the truth comes out. Her two lovers are really mobsters from rival gangs during Chicago's infamous Beer Wars, a battle Al Capone refuses to lose.

The heady life she's living is an illusion resting on a bedrock of crime and violence unlike anything the country has ever seen before. When the good times come to an end, Vera becomes entangled in everything from bootlegging to murder. And as men from both gangs falls around her, Vera must put together the pieces of her shattered life, as Chicago hurtles toward one of the most infamous days in its history, the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.


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