Review of ‘Do You Know Dorothy?’ by Vanda

‘Do You Know Dorothy?’ is part of a series, following the lives and loves of gay people in New York City in the fifties. We follow Al Huffman as she builds on her career and tries to save the night club she helps run with her friend Max. She still pines for her soul mate Juliana, but here she learns more about the secret world of lesbians and gay men in that era. She also finds out things about herself and how she feels comfortable as a lesbian. Not that following the ‘rules’ comes easy. 

The story was interesting from a historical perspective, in that we find out how gay people lived, and how they were treated. The fight for equal rights was in its infancy, and in this novel Vanda explores the movement through her characters. Attitudes were different, even between one minority group and another. Although there is some romance in the story, I get the feeling this will be explored more fully in the next book in the series. 

I was given this ARC to review.

Paris Adrift – a new novel in the Juliana Series by Vanda. Out today!!

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Paris Adrift is the third novel in a breathtaking LGBT historical romance series, which can also be read as a standalone. If you like suspense, characters who tug at your heartstrings, and true-to-life portrayals of 1950s Paris, then you’ll love award-winning writer Vanda’s stunning new addition to the series.

I have enjoyed reading the Juliana Series so far and am so excited to find that Vanda has a new novel coming out soon. I can highly recommend this particular series as I love stories about LGBT history and Vanda has excelled herself with the Juliana series.  Their story continues with the excitement of a trip to Paris but it’s never that simple.

“How will Alice tell Juliana she must do what she most fears—because if she doesn’t, something even worse will happen?

Paris-bound, 1955. Alice “Al” Huffman can’t wait to reach the City of Light. As soon as their ship arrives, Juliana’s singing career will get the spotlight it deserves.

Before the SS United States hits land, a stranger approaches Al with a Broadway contract for Juliana. But the offer comes with a threat that can destroy them both. If Al can’t find a way out, Juliana’s comeback will come crashing down around their heads.

As she hides the awful truth from Juliana, Al searches for an answer before another obstacle destroys their last chance for happiness…”

Paris Adrift is out now!

Buy ParisAdrift to set sail on a harrowing journey of love today!

 

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Paris Adrift – a new novel in the Juliana Series by Vanda. Out today!!

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Paris Adrift is the third novel in a breathtaking LGBT historical romance series, which can also be read as a standalone. If you like suspense, characters who tug at your heartstrings, and true-to-life portrayals of 1950s Paris, then you’ll love award-winning writer Vanda’s stunning new addition to the series.

I have enjoyed reading the Juliana Series so far and am so excited to find that Vanda has a new novel coming out soon. I can highly recommend this particular series as I love stories about LGBT history and Vanda has excelled herself with the Juliana series.  Their story continues with the excitement of a trip to Paris but it’s never that simple.

“How will Alice tell Juliana she must do what she most fears—because if she doesn’t, something even worse will happen?

Paris-bound, 1955. Alice “Al” Huffman can’t wait to reach the City of Light. As soon as their ship arrives, Juliana’s singing career will get the spotlight it deserves.

Before the SS United States hits land, a stranger approaches Al with a Broadway contract for Juliana. But the offer comes with a threat that can destroy them both. If Al can’t find a way out, Juliana’s comeback will come crashing down around their heads.

As she hides the awful truth from Juliana, Al searches for an answer before another obstacle destroys their last chance for happiness…”

Paris Adrift is out now!

Buy ParisAdrift to set sail on a harrowing journey of love today!