A fearless and spirited pilot conquers Hollywood. Now can she survive movie stardom?
In 1945 Velva Jean Hart is a bona fide war heroine. After a newsreel film of her triumphant return to America, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer promises to make her a star. They give her a new life story and a brand-new name. As "Kit Rogers", she navigates the movie sets, recording sessions, parties, staged romances, and occasional backstabbing that accompany her newfound fame. She also navigates real-life romance, finding herself caught between a charismatic young writer and a sexy and enigmatic musician from her past. But when one of her best friends dies mysteriously and the most powerful studio in the world launches a cover-up, Velva Jean goes in search of the truth - risking her own life, as well as her heart, in the process.
Set during Hollywood's Golden Age and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters, American Blonde will mesmerize fans of The Chaperone as well as fans of the Velva Jean series.
©2014 Jennifer Niven (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks
I loved the narrator of the 1st book.... I still do not understand why they would change on the next book... awful. .. then change AGAIN... so frustrating. .. it distracted so much from the story. the vouce for Velva Jean was way too old and poor Butch... just so wrong
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
I LOVED the first three books of this series and I was really hoping to love the 4th book, however, the person they picked to read this book had an older sounding, raspy voice. Velva Jean went from having a young, innocent, southern girl's voice, to a middle age smoker's voice. Maybe if I had read the book myself, I would not have had any issues with it. Admittedly, this story was not as good as the others, but I think it was still good - however, the voice killed it for me.
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