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Bachelor Girl

Bachelor GirlBachelor Girl by Kim van Alkemade

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bachelor Girl is a sweet and heartwarming novel that is based on a true story of one of New York Yankees early owners. This story also touches the subjects such as female rights, homosexuality, abortion, and racial discrimination. This an incredible work of fiction touched my heart and will stay with me for a long time.

The novel takes place in a wonderful town – New York in early 1920s. After a long illness, Helen along with her mother and little brother are invited to the Yankees game by their family friend – Colonel Ruppert. While at the game, Helen meets and falls deeply in love with Colonel’s personal secretary – Albert. Since that day Helen’s life changes. Overnight, from an unknown actress, she becomes a theater manager, play producer and finally Colonel’s companion. As years go by Albert and Helen’s relationship grows as well, but the secret that Albert hides from the world keeps them apart. However, Albert is not the only one with the secret that can shock New York’s society.

This marvelous novel is perfect for historical fiction lovers like myself.

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