Cover Reveal: GIVE THE LADY WHAT SHE WANTS by Renee Rosen

I loved Renee Rosen’s 1920s novel Dollface, so I’m excited to share this preview and cover reveal for her new novel coming this November: In late 19th century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: “Give the lady what she wants.”  His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencerand led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watched the flames rise and consume what had been the pioneer town of Chicago, she couldn’t imagine how much her life, her city, and her whole world was about to change. Nor would she have guessed that the agent of that change would not simply be the fire, but more so the man she met that night. Leading the way in rebuilding after … Continued

Valentine’s Day 1920’s Style

If you’re not feeling all lovey-dovey this Valentine’s Day, then read on. Instead of discussing romance and passion, I thought we’d take a look at something that happened on this day 85 years ago, something so unromantic that it will take your mind off flowers and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. What happened all those years ago would forever solidify the link between Chicago and gangsters of the Roaring Twenties. Yes, the event I’m talking about is the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. While conducting research for my novel DOLLFACE I discovered that Chicagoans have a perverse sense of pride where this lineage is concerned. Its legend is woven into the city’s history and people are endlessly fascinated by the bloodshed and what led up to it. So travel back in time with me to the days … Continued