After reading very dark, twisted fiction like Gone Girl and Into the Darkest Corner, this book was such a delight to read!! Young Elsa was born in WI and grew up in her family's theatre and never knew a life where she didn't want to be an actress. That drive, and the one to get out of the midwest, takes her to LA during the golden age of Hollywood. Big contracts, big producers, big sets. This book explores Laura's great love, her career and her attempt to find happiness. All the glitz and glamour makes it hard for movie starts to remain true to themselves. A beautiful debut novel and quick read, I loved this book and hope you do too!