Friday, March 25, 2016

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

LOVE this author!!  She has three books and all have been really good!  The other two books, Between Shades of Gray and Salt of the Sea were both WWII historical fiction.  And those tend to be my favorites, so this one didn't add up to those two.  BUT, it was still really good.  I despised the mother in this book.  But you will really route for the main character and love her.  It's worth your time to read any of the books by this author.

It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. 

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.
With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

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