Imagine what would happen if out of nowhere the government would pass a law that would ban alcohol everywhere. You may think that all partying is over and life is probably going to get pretty boring. Actually that happened back in the 20′s in United States. They passed the eighteenth amendment that prohibited any:
“manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States…”
But of course that didn’t keep people from consuming alcohol. May I say, that probably made everything all the more fun. The parties never stopped, they where taken place at speakeasies, which were bars or clubs where they sold illegal alcohol. People had to know secret passwords or have keys to get in, which made them more exclusive. The people that sold and provided alcohol were called bootleggers or basically gangsters (you can compare them with nowadays narcs). All of this increased organized crime in the cities and was probably one of the factors that led to the great depression, because they couldn’t collect tax money from alcohol. Nevertheless, put all of this together and you get a pretty exciting decade, no wonder they call it the roaring 20′s. Imagine living in New York City during this time and being a bright young thing.
This book takes us back to 1929. We follow the story of three girls: Cordelia, Letty and Astrid. The first two are small town girls from Ohio, they know they are made for much bigger things and determine to scape and make it in New York. Astrid is a socialite from long island, who likes to have fun with her frivolous friends. All I can say is that we get action, romance and drama. I don’t want to ruin anything by telling you what happens when all of this girls get into the speakeasy scene. This story has twists and turns everywhere, and you won’t be able to put it down until you finish it.
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