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Empire Girls The critically acclaimed authors of I ll Be Seeing You return with a riveting tale of two sisters set in the intoxicating world of New York City during the Roaring Twenties Ivy and Rose Adams may be

  • Title: Empire Girls
  • Author: Suzanne Hayes Loretta Nyhan Suzanne Palmieri
  • ISBN: 9780778316299
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • The critically acclaimed authors of I ll Be Seeing You return with a riveting tale of two sisters, set in the intoxicating world of New York City during the Roaring Twenties.Ivy and Rose Adams may be sisters, but they re nothing alike Rose, the eldest, is the responsible one, while Ivy is spirited and brazen After the unexpected death of their father, the women are leftThe critically acclaimed authors of I ll Be Seeing You return with a riveting tale of two sisters, set in the intoxicating world of New York City during the Roaring Twenties.Ivy and Rose Adams may be sisters, but they re nothing alike Rose, the eldest, is the responsible one, while Ivy is spirited and brazen After the unexpected death of their father, the women are left to reconcile the estate, when they make a shocking discovery not only has their father left them in financial ruin, but he has also bequeathed their beloved family house to a brother they never knew existed With only a photograph to guide the way, Ivy and Rose embark to New York City, determined to find this mysterious man and reclaim what is rightfully theirs.Once in New York, temptations abound at every turn, and soon the sisters are drawn into the glitzy underbelly of Manhattan, where they must overcome their differences and learn to trust each other if they re going to survive in the big city and find their brother Filled with unforgettable characters and charm, Empire Girls is a love letter to 1920s New York, and a captivating story of the unspoken bond between sisters.

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    1. I have always thought I should have been born earlier. And if I had a choice- it would be a toss up between being in my twenties in 1960 (I would have made a grooooooovy flower child hippy)or being in my twenties in 1920 (I would have made an even better flapper). No decade is perfect- but anything would have been better than being 20 in 1986d I have the big-haired pictures to prove it.[image error][image error]Rosemary and Ivy Adams life in Forest Grove New York is turned upside down after the [...]


    2. I didn't love this book, didn't hate it either. There's nothing deep here, no major revelation, but it does pass the time.It just isn't what I was hoping for after enjoying I'll Be Seeing You so much.It's the twenties. There's a LOT of drinking. Except for all the drinking and the speakeasy and lingo, it doesn't have a twenties feel. It doesn't scream TWENTIES, if that makes sense. I wasn't really transported to another time and place.Two sisters who start and end with completely different and s [...]


    3. This is the third book this year that I expected to love, should have loved, but then didn't. As with The Museum of Extraordinary Things, I had high hopes for this one. I mean, look at that cover! And it's about sisters! Sisters who have to find the brother they JUST found out existed after their father died and left them a letter saying, "Oh, by the way, girls, you have a brother. He lives in NYC. You should go find him." AND this takes place in the '20's! What is NOT to love?I'll tell you what [...]


    4. FIRST THOUGHTS:Sisters + New York in the 20s? Sounds like an amazing combination right from the start! I certainly liked Rose and Ivy, and their relationship as sisters. I loved how there were perfectly written passages about New York, with tiny details that set me in the era (though I wish there had been even more). I also liked their journeys, but more particularly Rose's story.What I'm not too keen on was the way the story was paced. I couldn't figure out a proper timeline, and it all seemed [...]


    5. Flapper-era New York is having a moment. The 1920s in Manhattan seems to be the setting of choice for novel after novel right now — not without good reason, of course. What could be more perfect than the glamour, danger, and reckless freedom of the era, with young women living large, gin flowing freely, and a country going a little bit crazy after the trauma of war years?Fitting in nicely with this trend is the new novel Empire Girls, focusing on two sisters, Rose and Ivy, and their adventures [...]


    6. Thanks to the publisher for the advance readers' copy. It's 1925, and sisters Rose and Ivy Adams are left penniless and homeless when their father dies and leaves his entire estate to Asher, an elder half-brother they never knew existed. Going on a clue in an old photograph of Asher, the sisters pack up and move to a boardinghouse in New York City to try to find their brother and make a living. What skeletons will tumble out of their family closet in the process? And can impetuous Ivy and practi [...]


    7. review originally posted on my blog Inspiration in CreationI was disappointed in this one. Two sisters in New York city in the Roaring Twenties has so much potential. I guess I enjoyed it, but it really didn’t blow me away. It’s a good lunch or beach read. It’s not going to make you deep think thoughts but it’s not un-enjoyable.In the beginning Ivy and Rose are your stereotypical sisters, Ivy is the flight risk and drama queen who everyone likes better and Rose is the mature, level heade [...]


    8. Rose and Ivy Adams live in the country with their father. Rose is more reserved and takes care of the household since their mother dead years ago and Ivy is more of an outgoing dreamer with not much responsibility. When their father dies unexpectedly, Rose assumes he will leave the house to her as she is the one that has taken care of the family for years, but he surprisingly left it to an unknown man named Asher. This unknown man is actually their half brother, a brother they never knew existed [...]


    9. This was just okay read for me. Don't know why it didn't gel, maybe my mood, but it didn't. I think the biggest reason was because the two narrative strands told in first person, from Ivy and Rose's points of view didn't feel particularly different. It felt like one narrator telling the same story over from different perspectives rather than two narrators. And to be honest, I never really invested in the central story, of the search for the brother. As I said, it might have been my mood, but the [...]


    10. I didn't think I'd like this book when I received it and as I started reading it, I soon changed my mind.My thanks to . I'm so glad I won this copy of Empire Girls from . It was a great read.A great family story set in the 1920's, with 2 completely different sisters with 2 completely different ideas of what their life would be. Never expecting it to be what it was; different families coming together as one.


    11. I really liked the idea of this book. Two sisters, very different in character, are forced to put aside their differences and travel to New York to find the brother they never knew they had when they discover that their father left him everything in his will. Family drama and New York in the Roaring Twenties sounded like a winning combination to me.The success of a book like this one depends largely on the strength of its characters, and, unfortunately, I found the two main characters of the nov [...]


    12. I wasn’t quite sure just where this story would lead when I started: two sisters, Ivy and Rose, who were struggling to survive through their own personal demons. What emerged is a lovely story of personal growth, redolent with the feel of New York City at the height of the 20’s, with language, dress and feel that brings the city to life. I don’t know if Hayes and Nyhan intended the girls’ names to become a part of the transformation, but when the story begins Rose, the elder, is far more [...]


    13. Having just taken part in a collaborative novel, I'm quite interested to see how other people work together to produce joint works of fiction. Hayes and Nyhan take a character each and takes turns to tell the story of the Empire Girls.Empire Girls refers to the residents of a boarding house in New York City in 1925, to which our heroines, Ivy and Rose, move after the death of their father. Rose is the eldest sister who took after her father and sister after their mother died. All she thinks she [...]


    14. Empire Girls (click on book or see below for description)By Suzanne Hayes & Loretta NyhanReleased 6/1/14Downloaded free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewRating: 4 bonesFinish Time: A few nights. Again I revert back to my favorite time period – the 1920′s. I’m so intrigued with flappers, speakeasies, and just the glamour that surrounds this time period (obviously not taking into account the depression.) This book did not disappoint. Full of vibrant characters, mystery, [...]


    15. *****This is a First Reads, Thank You *****Rose and Ivy Adams have just buried their father, found that their home is in arrears, and that they have a secret half brother in New York City. Rose, the eldest, who took the place as the adult long before her time once their mother passed, now sees the only hope of her life, the only home she has ever known going to an unknown - whereas, Ivy, the wild eyed, live in the moment, daughter who favored her father finds this as an adventure that can only [...]


    16. New York New YorkIvy and Rose Adams traveled to New York City after their father passed away and left them penniless. They also had another mission which was to find a brother they never even knew existed and a brother that their father left everything to.Ivy was excited to go to New York, but Rose was apprehensive because she was one who preferred staying home and taking care of domestic affairs, but was it fate that they went?EMPIRE GIRLS is a fun, easy, entertaining read. Ms. Hayes and Ms. Ny [...]


    17. Empire Girls was the perfect book to read on my way to New York. Sisters Ivy and Rose descended upon the city after they learned that their father left his wealth to a brother they didn't know they had. They followed small clues to a boardinghouse in the heart of the busy city intending to find their brother and persuade him to allow them to remain in their family home. Unlike the first book by the authors, I'll Be Seeing You, the storyline here was a but superficial. Rather than seek out their [...]


    18. This is the coming of age story of two sisters, Ivy and Rose, in 1920's New York. After their father dies they are shocked to learn that they had a brother that they never knew about and he has inherited the house they live in. They set off to find him and along the way enjoy many new experiences such as smoking, drinking, and falling in love for the first time. Ivy plays the part of the impulsive, reckless sister while Rose is the sensible one. Even though the sisters suffer from their share of [...]


    19. What a delightful book. Everything from cover to cover and everything in between was great. I loved Ivy and Rose equally. I can relate to Rose because she is like me. mature. Yet by the end of the story, I would say that both Ivy and Rose were on even playing grounds. They rubbed off on one another. Ivy did a lot of growing up throughout the story. Rose on the other hand learned to let loose some. Both sisters showed that family shares a strong bond and had each other's back. Than there is the t [...]


    20. I love the chemistry of these 2 authors. Together they tell us the story of sisters Rose and Ivy who travel to New York City to search for their half brother, and how they find themselves, and each other in the process. It's the 1920's, and that means prohibition, and speak easys and bootleg gin. They live at the Empire House and begin their adventure. Ivy works as a gin slinger and Rose becomes a seamstress. They search for their brother, a surviving casualty of WW1, and along the way they disc [...]


    21. Maybe a 3.5 star rating. This book was a little different look at the relationships between sisters. The story followed sisters Rose (the responsible one) and Ivy (the beautiful, fun one) through their discoveries after the death of their father. Their father had sheltered them from his past and they were shocked to learn aspects of his life they never knew about including the fact that they had an older brother they never knew about. The embark to the city to search for this brother. The facts [...]


    22. Goofy, dumb, shallow. The three adjectives that came to mind when I finished this book early this morning. I struggled to finish the book or to take it seriously. It never truly involved me although some of the characters were interesting and the pseudo-mystery at the heart of the plot could have and should have been a real one of consequence to the characters and the readers--but it wasn't treated as such by the authors and so it wasn't treated as such by this reader. I won't be picking up a bo [...]


    23. I was sucked in immediately with the premise and setting of 1925 country girls coming to New York for the first time. I was surprised to discover they would embark on a mystery while there and would be looking for more than just themselves and a good time. The twist on the sister's relationship added another layer to this beautiful story that took me from laughter to tears more than a few times.Nyhan and Hayes dynamic writing kept me wavering my allegiance with the sisters, but pulling for both. [...]


    24. I really wanted to love this book. A story taking place in the late 1920's in NYC. The one place I would love to "time travel" and really experience! I simply couldn't understand the relationship between these two sisters. I get that they were opposites and would be connected but not understand each other. I just feel like their relationship progressed as the story did, but that by the end the authors were in such a rush to tie all the storylines up that we missed out on the true connections. I [...]


    25. A beautiful story of two sisters in search for a long-lost brother they never knew they had, following the death of their father. They find themselves on a wild ride set in NYC on their own paths to self-discovery. From buried family secrets to what sisterhood truly means, the girls learn the ever-lasting consequences our decisions have on others and the lives we create. In their uniquely, poignant way, Hayes and Nyhan bring their characters to life in an exquisitely-crafted tale.


    26. Well now I just want to move to Greenwich Village This was a really sweet story and like all of Suzanne's writing, the pictures she paints are vivid and romantic. I appreciate this story for delivering the happy ending I was craving from the start.


    27. Following the sudden death of their father, Rose and Ivy Adams – as unalike as two sisters can be – discover that not only has their father left them in financial ruin, but he’s left their beloved family home to a brother they never knew existed. Determined to find this mysterious kin, pay off their inherited debts, and reclaim the only home they’ve ever known, Rose and Ivy set off for New York City with nothing more than an old photograph to lead the way. But, finding themselves on the [...]


    28. I think the authors saw a TV movie set in 1920s New York once and thought "Hey, let's set a book there!" I see no indication that they know any more about New York in the 1920s than might be gleaned from a bad TV movie. As for speakeasies, I think they saw a photo once. But they didn't look at it very carefully. Maybe they should read some actual books set in the 1920s and watch some actual movies made in the 1920s, then read a bunch of good social history about the 1920s, and THEN and only then [...]


    29. The uncertain ebbs and tides of family, growing up, and finding who we are is recounted in captivating prose in this novel. I was enthralled with the discoveries of the main characters and how love of family reigned. I did, however, loose the flow of the story at times when the writing was vague about the shifts between narrators.


    30. I liked this book. I enjoyed the mystery of Rose and Ivy's brother and wondered along with them whether they would find him or not. I also enjoyed how Rose and Ivy reversed roles somewhat once they got to The Big City showing a new side to each of them. I enjoy the 1920s era so it was fun reading about speakeasies and the fashion of the era.


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