A Certain Age

A Certain Age

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Falling in love with her paramour but unable to divorce because of societal conventions, married Jazz Age socialite Theresa Marshall tries to make the best of the situation but reconsiders her values when her lover falls for her soon-to-be sister-in-law.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062404954
0062404954
Characteristics: 326 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Strauss, Richard 1864-1949

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athompson10 Aug 17, 2016

This was a pleasant surprise: a combination of murder mystery and love story set in New York City in the 1920s. I was expecting a fun, fast-paced beach read but this one had some interesting twists and was very well written. Some of the author's turns of phrase and her evocations of mood were excellent, and I like her feminist perspective as well. Off to find more by her.

AL_KATI Aug 03, 2016

Smart, sexy, gorgeously written novel. It was perfect to read on a summer evening in the hammock. I'll read anything by Beatriz (we're on a first name basis, of course)!

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marthabwaters
Apr 30, 2016

This is typical Beatriz Williams fare -- which I mean as a compliment, because I think her books make for extremely fun reading. This is full of what you'd expect from her books -- in other words, wealthy, beautiful people, dark secrets, romance, glamorous high society. The setting of the 1920s is a nice change, and one that seems to fit with Williams' voice extremely well, and it's safe to say that fans of her previous books will find this one equally enjoyable. A perfect beach read for this summer.

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