This book is also a wonderful addition to my love of the 20s and the jazz age. From the summary,
“Only a few years before becoming a famous silent-film star and an icon of her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, Kansas, to study with the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip, has no idea what she’s in for.”
Cora has a life that Louise knows nothing about and visa versa. They are stuck together on a train and then in NYC. Neither really wants to be friends with the other until a turning point reveals parts of their lives that ties them together. It was slow at some parts but I all in all enjoyed it. I originally checked it out because the narrator is Elizabeth McGovern & I was missing Downton Abbey since season 3 ended.