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A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.
As decadent and scandalous as New York Society in the roaring twenties, A Certain Age will whisk you back to a time of Jazz, elegance, charm, and murder as only Beatriz Williams can. The world is slowly recovering from the horrors of the Great War. Women’s hemlines are rising and the world offers new freedoms to them. Mrs Theresa Marshall loves her husband but she’s also fallen for her young lover, Captain Octavian Rofrano. After Theresa’s brother announces his engagement to a young, beautiful heiress he asks her to find him a Cavalier to propose to the girl in question in true Marshall tradition. She turns to Rofrano to carry out this small favour and sets in motion a string of events that will change their lives forever. Thrilling and heady, A Certain Age is a delightful novel to escape into. ~ Shelley Fallows Click here to read a Q&A with Beatriz Williams. Click here to view the Reading Group Notes for this title.
The New York Times bestselling novel. Rhode Island, 1938. A sweltering summer of secrets, passion and betrayal...Lily Dane has returned to the exclusive enclave of Seaview, Rhode Island, hoping for an escape from the city and from her heartbreak. What she gets instead is the pain of facing newlyweds Budgie and Nick Greenwald - her former best friend and former fiance. Through lazy days and gin-soaked nights, Lily is drawn back in by Budgie's glamorous and enticing influence, and the truth behind Budgie and Nick's betrayal of Lily begins to emerge. And as the spectre of war in Europe looms, a storm threatens to destroy everything...
In the summer of 1966, Christina HardcastleTiny to her illustrious familystands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, shes the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and hes got his sights set on a senate seat in November.But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tinys perfect life: her volatile sister Pepper, an envelope containing incriminating photograph, and the intimidating figure of Franks cousin Vietnam-war hero Caspian, who knows more about Tinys rich inner life than anyone else. As she struggles to maintain the glossy faade on which the Hardcastle familys ambitions are built, Tiny begins to suspect that Frank is hiding a reckless entanglement of his ownone that may unravel both her own ordered life and her husbands promising career.From the Hardcover edition.
As the 1938 hurricane approaches Rhode Island, another storm brews in this novel from the author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant ';Blends history, romance, and social commentary into . . . much more than a summer guilty pleasure.'Connecticut Post Memorial Day, 1938 Lily Dane has returned to Seaview, Rhode Island, where her family has summered for generations. It's an escape not only from New York's social scene but from a heartbreak that still haunts her. Here, among the seaside community that has embraced her since childhood, she finds comfort in the familiar rituals of summer. But this summer is different. Budgie and Nick GreenwaldLily's former best friend and former fiancehave arrived, too, and Seaview's elite are abuzz. Under Budgie's glamorous influence, Lily is seduced into a complicated web of renewed friendship and dangerous longing. As a cataclysmic hurricane churns north through the Atlantic, and uneasy secrets slowly reveal themselves, Lily and Nick must confront and emotional storm that will change their worlds forever. . . .
Eine junge Frau auf der Suche nach Gluck und Erfolg. Ein geheimnisvoller Mann, der nicht aus dieser Zeit zu stammen scheint. Eine Liebe, die keine Zukunft haben kann. Als die junge New Yorkerin Kate den attraktiven und reichen Julian kennenlernt, glaubt sie zu trumen, denn er ist fast zu perfekt, um wahr zu sein. Da erhlt sie eines Tages mit der Post ein Buch, in dem die Geschichte eines gefeierten britischen Poeten erzhlt wird, der im Ersten Weltkrieg gefallen ist. Das Bild auf der Buchrckseite zeigt - IHREN Julian!