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All That Glitters by Sherry Ficklin was an enjoyable listen right after I had 3 surgeries on my elbow to repair nerve damage, among other things. I just wanted to relax and forget about my pain and this short story prequel to the upcoming Canary Club series didn't disappoint. <br/><br/>All that Glitters features June West who we were introduced to in The Gilded Cage, which is previous prequel to the Canary Club that was released several months ago. June is an extremely smart flapper dancer who just wants to improve her way of life for herself and her mother. She does so by reinventing herself, not only by changing her name but her "origin" story as well. Just when she thinks she's reached the top of the social ladder with all the fame and spotlight that comes with it (she's currently dating the son of the most powerful gangster in New York and he's talking about making their arrangement more permanent), the truth is revealed about her past before she has a chance to come clean about her past with her soon to be fiancé. The rest of the story is June feeling a bit like Scarlet O'Hara at the end of Gone With Wind, with promises that tomorrow will be another day with a chance to prove her worthiness to the mob boss and his son.<br/><br/>Meghan Kelly was as great as ever narrating this short story. What I love about Meghan is her easy laid back narrations that let a listener get immersed in the story. I never get the feeling that I'm being read to, but rather I'm there listening to an actual conversation between two people. <br/><br/>In summary, I'm extremely anxious for the Canary Club to be released. I'm ready for the wait to be over so I can see what happens to Daisy (from Gilded Cage) and June!
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What did you love best about All That Glitters?
June and her secret
What was one of the most memorable moments of All That Glitters?
When June tells Maisey her secret.
Which character – as performed by Meghan Kelly – was your favorite?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It made me sad and angry that the secret June carried had to be a secret and that it was considered something bad.
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I think I liked book 2 in this series even better than book 1. In this book June, a showy, confident, clubgirl is in love with J.D., the mob bosses son. J.D. Is in love with her too and is risking his father's wrath by declaring that love. June is hiding a huge secret, one that in the time setting of the story could be dangerous for her and ruin her life with J.D. if it's revealed. When the truth is revealed will J.D. still love her, and will he stand up to his father to protect her? I enjoyed this one, the ending is left a little bit open and Id like more of June and J.D.'S story.<br/>I was given an advanced audio copy of this series by the author for an honest review.