By Beatriz Williams
The bestselling writer of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to existence during this enthralling and compulsively readable story of intrigue, romance, and scandal in ny Society, brimming with lush surroundings, notable characters, and impossible to resist charm.
As the liberty of the Jazz Age transforms long island urban, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of 5th road and Southampton, manhattan, has performed the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love along with her younger paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a good-looking aviator and hero of the nice conflict. An severe and deeply honorable guy, Octavian is dedicated to the attractive socialite of a undeniable age and needs to marry her. whereas occasions are altering and she or he does adore the Boy, divorce for a girl of Theresa’s wealth and social status is out of the query, and there's no desire; she has an knowing with Sylvo, her beneficiant and well-respected philanderer husband.
But their courting subtly shifts while her bachelor brother, Ox, comes to a decision to tie the knot with the candy more youthful daughter of a newly prosperous inventor. attractive a longstanding relations culture, Theresa enlists the Boy to behave as her brother’s cavalier, featuring the family’s diamond rose ring to Ox’s meant, omit Sophie Fortescue—and to envision into the heritage of the little-known Fortescue kin. whilst Octavian meets Sophie, he falls less than the spell of the gorgeous ingénue, at the same time he uncovers a stunning kinfolk mystery. because the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms right into a saga of divided loyalties, risky revelations, and miraculous twists that would result in a surprising transgression . . . and finally strength Theresa to make a bittersweet choice.
Full of the glamour, wit and scrumptious twists which are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams’ fiction and alternating among Sophie’s lively voice and Theresa’s brilliant timbre, A convinced Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’s comedian opera Der Rosenkavalier, set opposed to the sweeping decadence of Gatsby’s New York.
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A Certain Age: A Novel by Beatriz Williams