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The Subway Girls is an enjoyable read. The book is about empowerment, and what women have had to do, to be successful, in a male-dominated corporate world. The story alternates between1949 and 2018. And, although, things have changed for women, for the better, there are still men who are unwilling to let go of their chauvinistic beliefs and behaviors.
It was 1949, and although Charlotte was college educated, her chances of being successful in the advertising world were slim. She was determined to change that, even if it meant disappointing the people closest to her.
Olivia loved her job in NYC. Advertising was what she was good at. And, even though it was 2018, she was being played and held back, because of her gender. She secretly loved her boss, and he used that powerful tidbit of information to his advantage.
Although I liked the premise of this novel, and several characters, especially, Ben, Olivia and Charlotte, the book did not keep my attention as I had hoped. I think if the characters were developed more, I would have been more emotionally invested. All and all, though, I enjoyed it.
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
~3.5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover
Bio (from author’s page on Amazon)
Susie Orman Schnall is the author of the novels THE SUBWAY GIRLS, THE BALANCE PROJECT, and ON GRACE. She grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Her writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, POPSUGAR, Writer’s Digest, and Glamour. Susie has spoken extensively on work-life balance and is the founder of The Balance Project interview series. She lives in Purchase, NY, with her husband and their three sons. For more: http://www.susieschnall.com.