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A Certain Age

by Beatriz Williams

Book Club Recommendations eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

LoveReading View on A Certain Age

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


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Shelley Fallows

A Certain Age Synopsis

New York in the Roaring Twenties - a time for love, secrets and scandal...As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue - a beautiful socialite of a certain age - has done the unthinkable: she's fallen in love with her young lover, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. But though times are changing, divorce for a woman of Theresa's wealth and social standing is out of the question. When Theresa's bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the youngest daughter of a newly wealthy inventor, Theresa enlists her lover to present the family's diamond rose ring to pretty ingenue, Miss Sophie Fortescue - and to check into the background of this little-known family. Yet even as he uncovers a shocking secret, Octavian falls under Sophie's spell...Divided loyalties and dangerous revelations lead to a shocking transgression and eventually Theresa must make a choice that will change them all forever.

A Certain Age Press Reviews

'A world filled with elegance, charm, and bygone manners ... No-one does it better than Beatriz'
Jane Green

Praise for Beatriz Williams:

'Definitely worth squeezing into your hand luggage'

'Summer of 1938: A scandalous love triangle and a famous hurricane converge... a perfect storm.'

'A fantastic summer read'

'Delightful and rewarding from an author to watch'

'Williams' historical masterpiece is an all-encompassing, period-perfect read.
RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)

'[A] fast-paced love story...the scorching sun illuminates a friend's betrayal and reignites a romance' O, The Oprah Magazine

'A candidate for this year's best beach read - the period story of a derailed love affair seen through a sequence of summers'
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ISBN: 9780008132613
Publication date: 14/07/2016
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008132613
Publication date: 14th July 2016
Author: Beatriz Williams
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Genres: Book Club Recommendations, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,

About Beatriz Williams

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. Clear here to read a Q&A with Beatriz Williams.  

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