Stage Door Canteen

Stage Door Canteen

by Maggie Davis

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Overview

Lives and loves are intertwined in a novel that follows three women from the theaters and dance halls of New York City during World War II.

New York City, the capital of the free world, is dark, its lights turned off as enemy submarines lurk offshore, as close as Coney Island. Three men—a gunner from a B‑17 bomber who is a national hero, a magazine editor uprooted from civilian life and attached to the Allied High Command, and the violence‑stalked captain of a Royal Merchant Navy freighter—find their destinies linked with three volunteer hostesses from New York’s famous Stage Door Canteen. Genevieve Rose is a beautiful Broadway star in an experimental Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that seems headed for disaster. Elise Ginsberg is an indomitable young refugee from Hitler’s terror. And Bernadine Flaherty is an ambitious, talented teenage dancer from Brooklyn hoping for her big show-business break. Against Manhattan’s wartime glamour, GIs fresh from combat in North Africa and the Pacific find themselves dancing with the likes of the Stage Door Canteen’s Katharine Hepburn and Ava Gardner. Food, whiskey, and clothes are rationed, and spies are where one least expects to find them. Life is lived for the moment, love is passionate and often random, and those with a chance at happiness make a grab for it. For beyond the frenetic blackout, the entire world is fighting and dying.


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ISBN-13: 9781497626607
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Maggie Davis, who also writes under the pen names of Katherine Deauxville and Maggie Daniels, is the author of over twenty-five published novels, including A Christmas Romance (as Maggie Daniels) and the bestselling romances Blood Red RosesDaggers of GoldThe Amethyst CrownThe Crystal Heart, and Eyes of Love, all written as Katherine Deauxville. Ms. Davis is a former feature writer for the Atlanta Journal‑Constitution, copywriter for Young & Rubicam in New York, and assistant in research to the chairman of the department of psychology at Yale University. She taught three writing courses at Yale, and was a two‑time guest writer/artist at the International Cultural center in Hammamet, Tunisia. She has written for the Georgia ReviewCosmopolitanLadies’ Home JournalGood HousekeepingHoliday, and Venture magazines. She is the winner of four Reviewer’s Choice Awards and one Lifetime Achievement Award for romantic comedy from Romantic Times Magazine and received the Silver Pen Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. She is also listed in Who’s Who 2000. Ms. Davis’s Civil War novel The Far Side of Home was rereleased and published in 1992. Her romantic comedy Enraptured, set in the Regency Era, was published in June of 1999, and the following September, Leisure/Dorchester Books published her historical romance "The Sun God" in the Leisure romance anthology Masquerade. Her novella All or Nothing at All is included in the August 2000 anthology Strangers in the Night. Further information for Maggie Davis can be found at www.maggiedavis.com.

Maggie Davis, who also writes under the pen names of Katherine Deauxville and Maggie Daniels, is the author of over twenty-five published novels, including A Christmas Romance (as Maggie Daniels) and the bestselling romances Blood Red RosesDaggers of GoldThe Amethyst CrownThe Crystal Heart, and Eyes of Love, all written as Katherine Deauxville. Ms. Davis is a former feature writer for the Atlanta Journal‑Constitution, copywriter for Young & Rubicam in New York, and assistant in research to the chairman of the department of psychology at Yale University. She taught three writing courses at Yale, and was a two‑time guest writer/artist at the International Cultural center in Hammamet, Tunisia. She has written for the Georgia ReviewCosmopolitanLadies’ Home JournalGood HousekeepingHoliday, and Venture magazines. She is the winner of four Reviewer’s Choice Awards and one Lifetime Achievement Award for romantic comedy from Romantic Times Magazine and received the Silver Pen Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. She is also listed in Who’s Who 2000.


Ms. Davis’s Civil War novel The Far Side of Home was rereleased and published in 1992. Her romantic comedy Enraptured, set in the Regency Era, was published in June of 1999, and the following September, Leisure/Dorchester Books published her historical romance "The Sun God" in the Leisure romance anthology Masquerade. Her novella All or Nothing at All is included in the August 2000 anthology Strangers in the Night. Further information for Maggie Davis can be found at www.maggiedavis.com.

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