In Room Service Please
by Alicia Cahalane Lewis, delivers a spellbinding, twisty tale that features
not only strong plot points but unforgettable, richly imagined, and
sophisticated characters. Edie May is the daughter of a washerwoman who, on her
sixteenth birthday is seduced and impregnated in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in
New York City. It is 1922, and the young girl is determined to make the man who
seduced her pay for his actions. Everything changes with the realization that
she has been mistaken for a famous Hollywood actress, Agnes Ayres. Nobody
believes that she is not an actress. As she is cast into a role she is not
ready for, she has to rely on her creativity and intelligence to rise up to the
challenge. Does she have what it takes to transform herself from the daughter
of a poor washerwoman to a rising star?
This evocative, deeply immersive tale is character-driven, a tale about taking impossible chances. Fans of beautifully wrought and suspenseful coming-of-age stories will not be able to resist the spell in Room Service Please. Lewis introduces a young heroine who is born on the wrong side of life but who must reinvent herself to rise up from the conditions to which life has thrust her. She is determined, intelligent, and beautiful. The beguiling prose sets the allure that this novel takes, introducing scenes that are not only focused but infused with realism. In turn inspiring and entertaining, Room Service Please is a tale about art and beauty and choices that shape the characters. I loved everything about this book — the powerful premise, the compelling characters, the unexpected twist, and the gorgeous writing. You won't be able to put it down.