January's Book Selection
The January selection is Juliana, the first book in the series of the same name by Vanda. The book begins in 1941 in New York City, and each novel following takes the story a little farther in time as it follows the lives of the same characters.
If you're looking for an escape, whether you're enjoying a snowy winter in the northern hemisphere or a sweltering one down under, grab a copy of Juliana!
Toward the end of the month Angi and Becky will chat with Vanda. Be sure to ask questions that will be answered during the live call!
“An Absolutely Beautiful and Moving Novel!
--Philip Crawford, author of Mafia and the Gays
She went looking for fame, and found her true self, instead.
New York City, 1941. Alice “Al” Huffman and her childhood friends are fresh off the potato farms of Long Island and bound for Broadway. Al’s plans for stage success are abruptly put on hold when she’s told she has no talent. As she gets a job to pay for acting classes, Al settles into a normal life with her friends and a boyfriend. It all changes when she meets Juliana.
A singer on the brink of stardom, Juliana is everything Al isn’t: glamorous, talented, and queer. The farm girl is quickly enthralled, experiencing thoughts and feelings she never realized were possible. Al finds herself slipping between two worlds: the gay underground and the “normal” world of her childhood friends. It’s a balancing act she can handle until the two worlds begin to collide
In a city bursting with change, can Alice find what she was looking for all along?
Juliana: Volume 1: 1941-1944 is a captivating work of LGBT historical romance. If you like extensively researched settings, spell-binding storytelling, and characters you can’t help but fall for, then you’ll love the first book in award-winning playwright Vanda’s new Juliana series.
About Angi & Becky
Brought together by a mutual love of reading, Angi and Becky decided to form a book club to share books by authors they love with others.
Each month will feature a different book and a live discussion.