Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: A Certain Age

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
Pub. Date: June 28, 2016



Goodreads says, "The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm. As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa’s wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband. But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor. Engaging a longstanding family tradition, Theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother’s cavalier, presenting the family’s diamond rose ring to Ox’s intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue—and to check into the background of the little-known Fortescue family. When Octavian meets Sophie, he falls under the spell of the pretty ingénue, even as he uncovers a shocking family secret. As the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms into a saga of divided loyalties, dangerous revelations, and surprising twists that will lead to a shocking transgression . . . and eventually force Theresa to make a bittersweet choice. Full of the glamour, wit and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams’ fiction and alternating between Sophie’s spirited voice and Theresa’s vibrant timbre, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’s comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby’s New York."
Beatriz Williams is one of my favorite authors; I absolutely adore her historical novels. I am very much looking forward to reading one set during the Jazz Age in New York City. What do you guys think?

10 comments:

  1. This sounds intriguing with lots of scandal. Love the setting and the cover! Great pick!

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    1. Me too. I am in love with that cover! Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  2. Oh that cover! Great pick!

    My WOW: http://lifeofareadingbinger.blogspot.com/2016/02/waiting-on-wednesday-fear-drowning-deep.html

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    1. I know, right?! I am loving it. Thanks for dropping by, Anne.

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  3. As soon as I saw this cover I went "this is definitely a Christina book":) I haven't read too many books set in NYC during the Jazz Age, so I'm intrigued for sure! I hope this one is everything you want it to be:)

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    1. Haha. You know me so well. :) I hope so too. Thanks for visiting, Jenny!

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  4. I agree it's a great cover. I'm trying to read more historicals, but I'm not sure if I'd like this one. Still, I hope you enjoy it :)

    My Waiting on Wednesday

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    1. I think Beatriz Williams' novels are a great place to start if you are new to historical fiction. Thanks for visiting, Jennifer!

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  5. Oh cool! Love this era. Enjoy, Christina!

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