Throwback Thursday is an original feature I do in which I highlight some of my favorite historical fiction books from a specific time period. The first book featured is Strings Attached by Judy Blundell, which takes place in the 1950s in New York City!
Author: Judy Blundell
Publication Date: March 1, 2011
Genre: Historical fiction
The Historical Fiction:
Very accurate but was not shoved down the reader's throat. The author alluded to the reality of that period, leaving it open to interpretation. Well-researched, but did not read like a history textbook.
My absolute favorite part of the novel. Each character, especially Kit, was well-developed with flaws and not-so-pretty pasts. They gave life to the setting and helped me understand the time period much better.
Really drew me into the setting of the novel. It was very atmospheric and transported me back to 1950s America.
A gripping, heart-breaking read and a must read for fans of more emotional historical fiction with a touch of coming-of-age.