Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole

Into the Wild

Read Woman Enters Left Online Free - A woman sets out on a cross-country road trip, unknowingly tracing in reverse the path her mother traveled thirty years before.

In the 1950s, movie star Louise Wilde is caught between an unfulfilling acting career and a shaky marriage when she receives an out-of-the-blue phone call: She has inherited the estate of Florence “Florrie” Daniels, a Hollywood screenwriter she barely recalls meeting. Among Florrie’s possessions are several unproduced screenplays, personal journals, and—inexplicably—old photographs of Louise’s mother, Ethel. On an impulse, Louise leaves a film shoot in Las Vegas and sets off for her father’s house on the East Coast, hoping for answers about the curious inheritance and, perhaps, about her own troubled marriage.

Nearly thirty years earlier, Florrie takes off on an adventure of her own, driving her Model T westward from New Jersey in pursuit of broader horizons. She has the promise of a Hollywood job and, in the passenger seat, Ethel, her best friend since childhood. Florrie will do anything for Ethel, who is desperate to reach Nevada in time to reconcile with her husband and reunite with her daughter. Ethel fears the loss of her marriage; Florrie, with long-held secrets confided only in her journal, fears its survival.

In parallel tales, the three women—Louise, Florrie, Ethel—discover that not all journeys follow a map. As they rediscover their carefree selves on the road, they learn that sometimes the paths we follow are shaped more by our traveling companions than by our destinations.



Title : Woman Enters Left
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ISBN : 0399178511
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Reviews


Sandra rated it ★★★★★

June 09, 2017

Louise Wild has decided to drive out to her next job acting in a movie on a set in Vegas. Little does she know, she is following the same route, although in reverse, that the mother, whom she doesn’t remember, followed with her own best friend 26 years before. Just before she leaves Hollywood, Lo...


Meg - A Bookish Affair rated it ★★★★☆

September 17, 2017

"Women Enters Left" is the story of two different road trips taken a couple decades apart. In the 1930s, Florrie and Ethel have already been friends for about forever. They are leaving their jobs behind to go to the West Coast where she hopes to land a job in Hollywood. Decades later, Louise is r...


Tara rated it ★★★☆☆

April 22, 2017

I've enjoyed this author's work in the past and was excited about this novel. It fell a little short for me, however. First of all, the alternating POVs was very jarring. The modern-day heroine switching to the past was fine, but the switching journals between the two women in the past...not easy...


Cynthia rated it ★★★★☆

May 11, 2017

Woman Enters Left is a charming book. Louise Wilde is an actress in Hollywood circa 1950's. Her story is interspersed with her mother's 1920's journey from her home in New Jersey to the west. She's traveling with her formerly estranged best friend who's heading to California with dreams of making...


Debbie rated it ★★★★☆

April 07, 2017

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I loved it!! I really liked this author's other book, "Letters from Skye", and found myself just as engrossed in this book. I loved the characters and the story line and was never bored. It's nice to read a novel from these time periods that is based in Am...


Joanne rated it ★★★★☆

September 19, 2017

Before I started the blog, I read Jessica Brockmole's Letter from Skye which I absolutely loved. I thought it was so clever as the entire romantic love story was told through letters. I saw her at the Edinburgh Book Festival that year and really enjoyed listening to her talk about the book. So I...


Connie rated it ★★★★☆

September 18, 2017

In the 1950's, movie star Louise Wilde is caught between an unfulfilling acting career and a shaky marriage when she receives an out-of-the-blue phone call: She has inherited the estate of Florence "Florrie" Daniels, a Hollywood screenwriter she barely recalls meeting. Among Florrie's belongings...


Karin rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 26, 2017

I didn't care for the format of the flashback sections. Just a little blah for me.


Catherine rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. It was a wonderful read. I thought the setup of the book helped to keep the stories straight. The journal entries kept the 1930s time period separate from the rest of the story. I didn't have any trouble following this format. All of the characters were ve...


Carrie rated it ★★★★★

August 11, 2017

Historical fiction is my jam. I love being transported to another time and often learning something new as well. Even better if the characters capture my heart. I enjoyed this historical road trip and really appreciated all the small details that made the story feel authentic. Woman Enters Left r...





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