“Noooo!, spoiler alert- but this is the end of the series. I love this era- bootleggers, flappers, Prohibition, silver screen movie stars, Al Capone -like gangsters, and the eve of the stock market collapse. NYC is young, fresh and energetic. The times are exciting. This series always pulled me...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Noooo!, spoiler alert- but this is the end of the series. I love this era- bootleggers, flappers, Prohibition, silver screen movie stars, Al Capone -like gangsters, and the eve of the stock market collapse. NYC is young, fresh and energetic. The times are exciting. This series always pulled me right back into the story, even after months of waiting- I loved going back to White Cove mansion, to the characters, to the time. We had a glimpse of nostalgia for Ohio, for those the girls left behind- and a new character just made it briefly into the scene, to raise an eye-brow and had me asking. "what was he like?' As we neared the end of Summer, I thought for sure we were going to have just 1 more book, one more story- right before the crash. While the ending did feel sudden, the epilogue made it bitter-sweet- and I was surprised and loved who the point of view was from.
I hope to see more from this author. ”
“Life in 1929 for those who had money was all glitz, glamour and devil may care attitudes each and every day. The heroines of this series, Letty, Cordelia and Astrid find that even though they lead this privileged life, they must deal with the dirty underside of everyday living. Letty finds herself reaching for the stars under the wings of two of the biggest names in show business only to find that their dysfunctional relationship threatens to ruin her dream. Cordelia Gray, entangled in the bootlegging business run by her brother, finds herself hopelessly in love with Max Darby who becomes the target of racists because of her notoriety. Astrid Donal Gray, the girl who has everything, discovers that her marriage to Charlie Gray is not anything she dreamed it would be and she finds herself choosing between Charlie's violent world and her own survival. The book transports you to the Roaring 20's and all it was and was not. Romance, betrayal, murder and bigotry are all rolled up into one very neat little package in this book...Just Read It!”Pat K wrote this review Friday, February 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No