Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole

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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


Holly rated it ★★★☆☆

February 09, 2018

A lot better than Jessica’s last novel (in my opinion). It’s about 3 women—2 in 1926, & 1 in 1952—finding their way and discovering who they really are, while fighting against society’s “rules” and their own hearts.

The Lit Bitch rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2017

Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole is one of my favorite reads in recent years and of course At The Edge of Summer was also a stunning read, so I was exceptionally eager to read her latest book Woman Enters Left. Needless to say I had high expectations. I personally think that Brockmole is at...

Cathy rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2017

Find all my book reviews, plus author interviews, guest posts and book extracts, on my blog: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/ 10 Things I Loved About Woman Enters Left by Jessica Brockmole 1.It’s built around three strong female characters and presents a wonderful and moving picture of fem...

Patty rated it ★★★★☆

October 05, 2017

Woman Enters Left is so much more than a story about a Hollywood star returning home for Christmas. Louise Wilde is contacted by a lawyer and she finds herself the beneficiary of the estate of a woman she really didn’t know, a screenwriter named Florrie Daniels. While at the meeting which takes p...

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...

Grüffeline rated it ★★★☆☆

February 22, 2018

"Stop worrying about your lines. There's no script for life, my girl." "There has to be," she insists. "Nope. No choreography. No blocking. No score. You improvise and ad-lib and hope you have the right co-stars." 2.5 stars This book... Sometimes I thought that there had been two authors working...

Colleen rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

Find my full review at http://aliteraryvacation.blogspot.com. I absolutely adored Jessica Brockmole's debut novel, Letters from Skye, when I read it a number of years ago. It was the first epistolary novel I can remember reading that just completely captivated me and brought the characters and the...

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...

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