The Spectacular
by Fiona Davis
PBR Review: (by- Linda )

It's 1956, and Marion, a passionate dancer and dance teacher, is thrilled when she has the opportunity to be a Radio City Rockette. But there is a cost; she must sacrifice her family to follow her dream, as her father is adamantly against this career choice.

I love how the book focuses on the iconic Radio City Music Hall and the Rockettes. Living in NYC and being a fan of the arts, I have seen countless shows there and always pass by Rockefeller Center and Radio City. So, reading about the Rockettes, the intensity of their daily routines, and the rigid rules they must follow was fascinating.

This book also has a mystery: a terrorist is placing bombs in famous NYC buildings, including Radio City Musci Hall. This hits too close to home for Marion, so she teams up with a young doctor, and together, they use the new technique of psychological profiling to help with the search.

I've read and loved this author's books for years, and this story is everything I hoped it would be. Fiona Davis excels at immersing you in another era.

Best Historical Fiction Book
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