Newly-widowed leonora “lulu” randolph arrives in the Bahamas to investigate the Governor and his wife for a New York society magazine. Benedict thorpe disappears without a trace, a wartime tragedy, and Lulu embarks on a journey to London and beyond to unpick Thorpe’s complicated family history: a fateful love affair, and a mother from whom all joy is stolen.
The stories of two unforgettable women thread together in this extraordinary epic of espionage, and human courage, human love, sacrifice, set against a shocking true crime . What more intriguing backdrop for their romance than a wartime Caribbean paradise, a colonial playground for kingpins of ill-gotten empires?Or so Lulu imagines.
The Golden Hour: A Novel #ad - In fact, financial swindles, and racial tension, Windsor-era Nassau seethes with spies, and in the middle of it all stands Benedict Thorpe: a scientist of tremendous charm and murky national loyalties. Beatriz williams, a haven of spies, is back with another hot summer read; a dazzling epic of World War II in which a beautiful young “society reporter” is sent to the Bahamas, the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives, traitors, and the infamous Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Inevitably, the willful and wounded Lulu falls in love. After all, american readers have an insatiable appetite for news of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, that glamorous couple whose love affair nearly brought the British monarchy to its knees five years earlier.
The Wicked Redhead: A Wicked City Novel The Wicked City series Book 2William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Ella dommerich has finally settled into her new life in Greenwich Village, inside the same apartment where a certain redheaded flapper lived long ago. And continues to make her presence known. But paradise is short-lived. Gin hurries north to rescue him, only to be trapped in an agonizing moral quandary by Marshall’s desperate mother.
1998. The dazzling narrator of the wicked city brings her mesmerizing voice and indomitable spirit to another Jazz Age tale of rumrunners, and true love, spanning the Eastern seaboard from Florida to Long Island to Halifax, double crosses, Nova Scotia.1924. Marshall is reinstated to the agency with suspicious haste and put to work patrolling for rumrunners on the high seas, from which he promptly disappears.
Two women, two generations, two urgent quests. Having quit her ethically problematic job at an accounting firm, her musician neighbor, Ella’s eager to piece together the history of the mysterious Gin Kelly, and begun an epic love affair with Hector, cut ties with her unfaithful ex-husband, whose only physical trace is a series of rare vintage photograph cards for which she modeled before she disappeared.
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The Summer Wives: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Isobel fisher, miranda’s new stepsister—all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion—is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society. But beneath the island’s patrician surface, there are really two clans: the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses.
The glorious setting and drama are enriched by Williams’s signature vintage touch. What’s more, miranda herself is no longer a naïve teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice for the man she once loved . Since childhood, complex friendship with isobel fisher, joseph’s enjoyed an intense, and as the summer winds to its end, Miranda’s caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades.
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But the formerly powerful fisher family is a shadow of itself, and Joseph Vargas has recently escaped the prison where he was incarcerated for the murder of Miranda’s stepfather eighteen years earlier.
The Secret Life of Violet Grant The Schuler Sisters NovelsG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - A story of love and intrigue that travels from kennedy-era Manhattan to World War I Europe from the New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight and The Golden Hour. Fresh from college, irrepressible Vivian Schuyler defies her wealthy Fifth Avenue family to work at cutthroat Metropolitan magazine.
In 1912, violet schuyler grant moved to Europe to study physics, and made a disastrous marriage to a philandering fellow scientist. As the continent edges closer to the brink of war, a charismatic British army captain enters her life, drawing her into an audacious gamble that could lead to happiness…or disaster.
The Secret Life of Violet Grant The Schuler Sisters Novels #ad - Fifty years later, Violet’s ultimate fate remains shrouded in mystery. But this is 1964, and the editor dismisses her…until a parcel lands on Vivian’s Greenwich Village doorstep that starts a journey into the life of an aunt she never knew, who might give her just the story she’s been waiting for.
But the more obsessively vivian investigates her disappearing aunt, the more she realizes all they have in common—and that Violet’s secret life is about to collide with hers. A people stylewatch “must read book”One of Reader’s Digest’s Top Summer Thrillers of the Year.
A Certain Age: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - . Engaging a longstanding family tradition, theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother’s cavalier, presenting the family’s diamond rose ring to Ox’s intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue—and to check into the background of the little-known Fortescue family. Theresa marshall of fifth avenue and southampton, has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love with her young paramour, Long Island, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War.
While times are changing and she does adore the boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa’s wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband. But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor.
An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. The bestselling author of a hundred summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, striking characters, brimming with lush atmosphere, and irresistible charm.
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Along the Infinite Sea The Schuler Sisters NovelsG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - To find a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries—the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician—she fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction. But the car's new owner, the glamorous annabelle Dommerich, a flight from Europe, a Jewish lover, has her own secrets: a Nazi husband, and a love so profound it transcends decades.
From the new york times bestselling author of her last Flight comes another riveting novel of the Schuyler sisters—where the epic story of star-crossed lovers in pre-war Europe collides with a woman on the run in the swinging '60s. In the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own.
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The Wicked City: A Novel The Wicked City series Book 1William Morrow #ad - Back in the roaring twenties, the basement was home to one of the city’s most notorious speakeasies. In 1924, a quick-witted flapper from the hills of western Maryland, Geneva “Gin” Kelly, is a regular at this Village hideaway. Caught up in a raid, who persuades her to help him catch her stepfather, Gin lands in the office of Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson, Duke Kelly, one of the biggest bootleggers in Appalachia.
But gin is nobody’s fool. In the first book of a breathtaking new trilogy by bestselling author Beatriz Williams, two generations of women are brought together inside a Greenwich Village apartment —a flapper hiding an extraordinary past, and a modern-day Manattanite forced to start her life anew. When she discovers her banker husband has been harboring a secret life, Ella Gilbert escapes her SoHo loft for a studio in Greenwich Village.
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. Her charismatic musician neighbor, when a symphony of mysterious noise strikes up—laughter, clinking glasses, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement after midnight, jazz piano, the occasional bloodcurdling scream—even though the space has been empty for decades.
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Who is she? and why did she track him down in amiens? New York, 2007: A young Wall Street analyst, Kate Wilson learned to rely on logic and cynicism. Julian’s never seen her before, but she has information about the reconnaissance mission he’s about to embark on. So why does she fall so desperately in love with Julian Laurence, a billionaire with a mysterious past? What she doesn’t know is that he has been waiting for her.
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Cocoa Beach: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. But virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. Separated from her husband since the early days of their marriage, the headstrong Virginia plans to uncover the truth, for the sake of the daughter Simon never met.
Simon’s brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. As the war rages, virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets—secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she left behind.
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Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. Despite the evidence, virginia does not believe Simon perished in the fire that destroyed the seaside home he built for her and their young daughter. The more she learns about simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers that surrounded Simon now threaten her and their daughter’s life as well.
The Glass OceanWilliam Morrow #ad - From the new york times bestselling authors of the forgotten room comes a captivating historical mystery, one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past, RMS Lusitania. May 2013her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book.
. As the lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives. She’s hoping a trip to london in lusitania’s lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect—but she can’t ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage.
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Tiny Little Thing The Schuler Sisters NovelsG.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - In the summer of 1966, christina “Tiny” Hardcastle stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Now, frank, as her handsome husband, runs for a Massachusetts seat in the U. S. So when two unwelcome visitors arrive at the hardcastle family’s cape cod estate—Frank’s cousin Caspian, a Vietnam war hero who knows a thing or two about Tiny’s hidden past, and an envelope containing incriminating photographs—Tiny is forced into a reckless gamble against a house that always, always wins… .
The new york times bestselling author of Her Last Flight returns with the story of another Schuyler sister, a young woman embroiled in politics, passion, and dangerous secrets. But behind her glamorous facade, Tiny’s flawless life is cracking. She and frank both have secrets in their pasts that could shatter their political ambitions and the intricate truce of their marriage.
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