"Set against a glittering background of vintage glamour, famous figures, and high-stakes of 1914 New York City, Ziegfeld Girls is a novel of two extraordinary women--one black and one white--seizing their own fates in a pivotal era of racism and obsession"-- Provided by publisher.
New York City, 1914. Suzanne and Jada. Sisters-- and wealthy employer and devoted maid. Together, they realize Suzanne's dream to see her name in lights on Broadway as she becomes the dazzling Ziegfeld Follies' rising new star. But Jada's superb voice and dance skills give her an unexpected shot at her own success. When a jealous Suzanne reveals a shattering secret, their friendship becomes a bitter rivalry. As Suzanne consoles herself with dashing suitors and champagne nights, Jada transforms into Harlem's hottest nightclub sensation. But staying on top can be cold and hard, and in the face of racism and obsession they must make an uneasy alliance to find out the truth.