The Address


Title: The Address
Author: Fiona Davis
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Dutton
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

In 1885, Sara Smythe was the head of housekeeping at a hotel in London, until she met Theodore Camden. He asked her to be the manager at the Dakota, an apartment in New York. Sara packs up and goes there, and ends up with more than a job from Theodore. One hundred years later, Bailey has just gotten out of rehab. She goes to her cousin’s apartment in the Dakota to renovate it. Her cousin, Melinda, is Theodore Camden’s great great  granddaughter. Though they say they are cousins, Bailey and Melinda are not related by blood. Bailey’s great grandfather was taken in as a ward of Theodore Camden, but he never felt like part of the Camden family. Now, when Bailey starts digging into the Dakota’s history, she learns things that will change her life forever. 

This was an amazing story. I love historical fiction, though I prefer English historical stories. The plot was so intriguing! I really couldn’t put it down. 

The story switched perspectives between Sara and Bailey. Sometimes that kind of narrative can be confusing, but it worked well here. The alternating chapters were consistent and the story had a great pace. 

The end was full of twists that I couldn’t have predicted. I was pleasantly surprised by how it turned out. I highly recommend this book! 

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