29 Nov 2014

Book Review / Honeyville by Daisy Waugh

A hooker. A mistress. A murder. This town was built on sin.
The town of Trinidad, Colorado was a tough place to be a woman in 1913. But it was the best place in the West to find one, if you had the cash.

Honeyville, they used to call it.

A murder throws Inez and Dora together – two women from opposite sides of town, in a town built for men. Against all odds, the well born girl and the high class hooker are drawn together in friendship…

But this is a town that is rotten to the core, and beyond the rustling of silk skirts, the dancing and laughter, deadly unrest is building…

Welcome to Honeyville – a town living by its own rules, where nothing is quite as it seems


Published:     20th November 2014
Publisher:  Harper

Author Website:  Click here
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   5 out of 5

My Review
What I loved about this story...
I just love it when you try a new book from a new author to you and absolutely love it!  This was definitely one of those for me.  I am not sure how much of this story is based on historical fact but I just loved the way that the author managed to pull me into this world and not let me go until the very last page.  I have to say that there was no one particular character that really stood out in this story, they were all equally interesting to follow.  For me, this was more about the story and what was happening in the town of Trinidad n 1913.  You definitely got a feel for the era, particularly how man and women were treated differently.  

What I also loved about this story is the fact that it kept me thinking for a very long time afterwards, especially when it comes to the divide between men and women and what they could and could not do when there's trouble in the neighbourhood. 

About the Author

(from Author website)

Daisy Waugh is a novelist, columnist and journalist. She has published seven novels and a travel book, A Small Town In Africa, about her time working as a teacher in Northern Kenya. She has worked as an Agony Aunt, a restaurant critic, a property reviewer, and a general lifestyle columnist for many years – most recently for the Sunday Times. She writes a monthly column for the magazine Standpoint, and has worked for radio and TV.

Her last two novels, Last Dance With Valentino and Melting the Snow on Hester Street are set in silent era Hollywood and so is the novel she is currently working on. She has also written a non-fiction book (to be published in June 2013) about the absurdities and indignities of modern motherhood, called I Don’t Know Why She Bothers (Guilt Free Motherhood For Thoroughly Modern Women).

She lives in London with her film producer husband and her three children.