Beautiful Days: A Bright Young Things Novel by Anna Godbersen

By Anna Godbersen

For the brilliant younger issues of 1929, the attractive days look unending, choked with romance and heartbreak, event and intrigue, friendship and competition. After a month in manhattan, Cordelia gray and Letty Larkspur are small-town ladies not. They spend their afternoons with Astrid Donal on the Greys’ lush new york property and their nights in Manhattan’s bustling city. yet Letty’s no longer content material to be an insignificant socialite. She is prepared ultimately to chase her Broadway dreams—no topic the fee. Cordelia remains to be reeling from the loss of life of her father by the hands of Thom Hale, the guy she concept she enjoyed. Now she is determined to honor Darius Grey’s legacy . . . and take her revenge. Promised to Cordelia’s part brother, Astrid is stuck up in an international of outstanding jewels and glittering nights—and the glint is blinding. Charlie gray is a gangster enjoying a deadly video game; and for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes might be lethal. From the recent York occasions bestselling writer of The Luxe comes the second one ebook in an epic sequence set within the dizzying final summer season of the Jazz Age.

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To go in so abruptly struck her as sad. ” She sighed and turned toward the chaises. ” Astrid asked, pushing herself up on slender arms when Cordelia returned to their little encampment. ” Cordelia pulled a linen tunic over her head and reached for a towel to wring out her hair. “I suppose I ought to get out of the sun, too,” Astrid said, her tone careless. “I told my wretched mother I’d dine with them, you know, and I’ll be late if I spend any more time baking. Let’s meet up later though, shouldn’t we?

Cobb and moved into the area. ” Peachy gave a peculiar laugh and a vague swat of her hand, before adjusting herself, moving her legs to the other side of her body, so that Letty couldn’t help but notice how long and finely formed her calves were. ” “Yes, that was when I first realized that Mr. ” Casting her eyes upward, Peachy began to blithely relate the story of her coming out and an article Grady had written about the debut. Grady interjected a correction here or there, which Peachy followed with uproarious laughter and, once, a slap on his knee.

Of course, that was before Charlie had proposed to her, when marriage had seemed like something she might do in a hundred years. ” Astrid watched her mother’s lips soften into a smile in the reflection. The younger girl narrowed her eyes. ” “I’m glad to hear it,” Virginia replied carefully. ” Virginia pulled an upholstered stool from the corner and dragged it so that she could sit down beside Astrid and take her hand. “In my day, if you so much as kissed a boy, you had to marry him immediately lest you be ruined—barbaric time that was.

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