The Girl from the Savoy

A Novel
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Presenting a dazzling new historical novel…. The Girl from The Savoy is as sparkling as champagne and as thrilling as the era itself.

"Sometimes life gives you cotton stockings. Sometimes it gives you a Chanel gown...."

Dolly Lane is a dreamer, a downtrodden maid who longs to dance on the London stage, but her life has been fractured by the Great War. Memories of the soldier she loved, of secret shame and profound loss, by turns pull her back and spur her on to make a better life.

When she finds employment as a chambermaid at London's grandest hotel, The Savoy, Dolly takes a step closer to the glittering lives of the Bright Young Things who thrive on champagne, jazz, and rebellion. Right now she must exist on the fringes of power, wealth, and glamor - she must remain invisible and unimportant.

But her fortune takes an unexpected turn when she responds to a struggling songwriter's advertisement for a "muse" and finds herself thrust into London's exhilarating theatre scene and into the lives of celebrated actress Loretta May and her brother, Perry. Loretta and Perry may have the life Dolly aspires to, but they, too, are searching for something.

Now, at the precipice of the life she has and the one she longs for, the girl from The Savoy must make difficult choices: between two men, between two classes, between everything she knows and everything she dreams of. A brighter future is tantalizingly close - but can a girl like Dolly ever truly leave her past behind?

©2016 Hazel Gaynor (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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WONDERFUL‼️❤️❤️❤️

This Book is absolutely Fantastic!! I loved the whole story! It was written with such wonderful descriptions, I could see the characters and the way she described the hotel and the feelings of each character was prefect!! I will tell all my friends about this sweet book. The narrators make this great story come to life!! Thank You Hazel Gaynor your a fantastic writer!❤️😊 Leslie

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Loved it.

This story made me picture scenes from Downton Abbey, since it is set in the same time period.Some aspects predictable, but there were also some surprising twists to the story.

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WONDERFUL story, WONDERFUL reader! I loved every minute of it and hated when it ended.

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Excellent book

A nice Cinderella story. The ending was perfect. The narrator was great . you will not be disappointed.

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Sigh....

This is an absolutely delightful story, beautifully written and filled with characters with whom I would like to share an afternoon. I seldom listen to a book twice, but this is one I will enjoy again! I am inspired to encourage others to seek adventures!

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Touching

This story takes you away from your reality and places you among unforgettable characters and their interesting lives. I didn't want it to end.

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Surprisingly good listen

This book starts off pretty slow but it picks up enough for you to begin to care about the characters.

The story is predictable but a pleasant enough listen.

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Much ado over nothing!

Loved the different accent the narrator used! However it went on way too long with very little storyline!

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A Recipe for Life!

Dotty Lane comes from a Lancaster farm to a Back of house servant at the Savoy. It is hope & happy accidents that take a girl who would be a failure, to become a Muse for troubled composer & then rises to become a significant London star under the tutelage of a famous performer whose time is coming to an end.
Strong words to live by & to stand for no matter who you may be!