A Certain Age: A Novel

By | October 11, 2019
A Certain Age: A Novel Author Beatriz Williams
ISBN-10 0062404962
ISBN-13 9780062404961
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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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 shes 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 Theresas 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 brothers cavalier presenting the familys diamond rose ring to Oxs intended Miss Sophie Fortescueand to check into the background of the little known Fortescue family When Octavian meets Sophie he falls under the spell of the pretty ingnue 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 Sophies spirited voice and Theresas vibrant timbre A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strausss comic opera Der Rosenkavalier set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsbys New York

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