The Chaperone by Laura Moriarity

Cora agrees to go to NY as young Louise Brooks’ chaperone. Louise is 17 and has a crack at stardom. Cora has some very personal reasons for wanting to return to the city of her birth. Of course both characters discover that life doesn’t always go according to plan – whether we live on the edge or in the box. Novel is suspensful and wise – characters have width and breadth – nothing too dramatic so a slice of real life woven all the way through. ‘Tis a great read!