Title: The Chaperone
Author: Laura Moriarty
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Personal Collection
When Cora agrees to accompany the not-yet-famous Louise Brooks from Kansas to New York City to attend a modern dance program, she has her own reasons. On her quest to learn about her past, she discovers much more.
There was a lot of hype around this one. Which, unfortunately, led me to be a bit disappointed in what I would have otherwise found to be an enjoyable book. I liked it well enough. I just don’t see why it is as amazing as everyone else seems to think it is. I guess it’s just one of those books.
I like what Moriarty did here. She took a well-known person, found an unknown minor character in her life, and structured a story around that character. It’s a fun way to create historical fiction.