Hollywood is a town that can make many dreams come true–or break them. In Margaret Porter’s The Limits of Limelight, readers are transported back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the excitement of moviemaking during this period.
Porter’s novel, published through Gallica Press, centers upon the story of Helen Nichols, cousin of Ginger Rogers. In this novel, Rogers is portrayed as a budding star, en route to Hollywood with her mother, Lela Rogers. Nichols tags along to also try to start a career in films, taking on a new stage name–Phyllis Fraser–and signing a contract with RKO.
As her journey continues through various ups and downs, Fraser is faced with many decisions that will impact her personal and professional life. Which path will she take?
Overall, Porter’s novel is a fun, engaging read. Fans of classic Hollywood will certainly appreciate indulging in this story, its players, and locations. Her prose is inviting and entertaining, offering a fine nod to both Fraser and Rogers during this intriguing period.