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The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison

We are thrilled to be part of The Book Club Cookbook’s Blog Party for The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison!

Every time we read a book, we are always geared into what food or drink the characters are enjoying! One dessert that stood out in The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison is a Peach Melba. Now, I’ve never heard of a Peach Melba, but my mother says she used to eat them all the time!

Well, we did a little digging into the history of a Peach Melba. According to Wikipedia, Peach Melba was created by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London, to honor the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba. It contains vanilla ice cream, peaches, raspberry & red currant syrup and is topped with almonds. YUM!

The only thing we may love more than ice cream is a milkshake. So to celebrate The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison, we are featuring a Peach Melba-inspired milkshake. But first, here are Melissa’s thoughts on the book!

Book Review: The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison

I’ve always heard of Ziegfield Follies and Ziegfield Girls but this book really took you to a level I did not know about. 

I knew that a lot of these women were discriminated against simply because they were beautiful and could dance. No doubt, they were talented and did things their way. Truly, these women were some of the first feminists really leading the way. I sure do love a story that features strong women and this one is definitely that!

This book is an enjoyable tale about women making their own way!

Peach Melba Milkshake Recipe

Peach Melba Milkshake

A delicious and flavorful milkshake inspired by a Peach Melba

Course Dessert, Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh peaches
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup raspberry syrup
  • splash milk


  1. Blend the vanilla ice cream and peaches together until desired milkshake consistency is achieved.

  2. Add in almond extract

  3. Pour raspberry syrup in bottom of glass, pour milkshake and top with raspberry syrup.

  4. Enjoy immediately!

We hope you’re able to pick up a copy of The Show Girl by Nicola Harrison! You can find more Book Club Cookbook inspired recipes here!

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