{Review} Gilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin


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{Review} Gilded Cage by Sherry D. FicklinGilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin
Series: Canary Club #1
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services on December 1st 2016
Genre(s): Historical Romance (YA)
Pages: 68

Our Rating

4 Stars

Masie, the flaxen-haired daughter of notorious boot-legger Dutch Schultz, returns home from boarding school to find her family in crisis. Her mother is dangerously unstable, her father’s empire is on the brink of ruin, and the boy she once loved has become a ruthless killer for hire. To keep her family’s dangerous secrets Masie is forced into a lie that will change the course of her future—and leave her trapped in a gilded cage of her own making. As she watches her world fall apart, Masie must decide whether to take her place in the hierarchy, or spread her wings, leaving the people she loves, and the life she despises, far behind her.

Two worlds collide in Gatsby era New York, in a time of dazzling speakeasies and vicious shoot-outs, of gritty gangsters and iridescent ingénues, where not everything that sparkles is gold.

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.


Gilded Cage is a novella written as an introduction to a new series called The Canary Club. Written by Sherry D Ficklin (she wrote the NA historical retelling series about Catherine the Great that I LOVED, plus some urban fantasy books under the name Ranae Glass that I also enjoy) it is a short and sweet first act to what I assume will be a new series for me to gush about.

Set in the era of prohibition, it features gangsters, booze, forbidden love, and flapper girls. Masie has to make an important choice make and it is pretty much a damned if you do type situation. She never wanted to be part of the family business but if it will saves her family from complete destruction….

I liked Masie, she’s got the right amount of attitude and strength. I didn’t get a full feel for the other characters, it being only 68 pages, but I read enough to want more.

I am excited to see where this story goes!

About Sherry D. Ficklin

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. A former military brat, she loves to travel and meet new people. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.

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