The authors of the unbelievably beautiful historical novel I’ll Be Seeing You have teamed once again, this time to tell an equally moving tale of two sisters in 1920s New York City. The two characters will make readers feel something in their hearts for women facing a seemingly impossible situation, even as they find ways to have a little fun. Readers are transported back in time to the Roaring ‘20s, and despite the characters dealing with some hard circumstances, they can still have a fantastic time. Empire Girls beautifully tells the story of the unbreakable bond and unshakable love of sisters.
Ivy and Rose are as unlike as sisters can be. Rose is responsible and makes sure to take care of the family while Ivy is more carefree. However, after their father dies unexpectedly, both girls are in for a major shock; not only has he left them with no money, but he’s also left their home to a brother they never knew they had. Soon, Rose and Ivy head to New York to find him and to reclaim the home they grew up in. However, once there, they become tempted by the underbelly of Manhattan glitz and glamour, putting their entire mission at risk. (MIRA, Jun., 304 pp., $14.95)