By Anna Godbersen
For the intense younger issues of 1929, the gorgeous days look unending, choked with romance and heartbreak, experience and intrigue, friendship and competition. After a month in ny, Cordelia gray and Letty Larkspur are small-town women 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 now not content material to be an insignificant socialite. She is prepared eventually to chase her Broadway dreams—no subject the associated fee. Cordelia remains to be reeling from the dying of her father by the hands of Thom Hale, the fellow she notion she enjoyed. Now she is decided to honor Darius Grey’s legacy . . . and take her revenge. Promised to Cordelia’s part brother, Astrid is stuck up in an international of spectacular jewels and glittering nights—and the glint is blinding. Charlie gray is a gangster taking part in a perilous video game; and for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes can be lethal. From the hot York instances bestselling writer of The Luxe comes the second one publication in an epic sequence set within the dizzying final summer season of the Jazz Age.
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I would like that,” she said. ” Grady asked as he stood to go. ” Letty replied, trying not to seem disappointed that he was leaving. “Ah, of course. Your friend Cordelia—I remember reading that she was Grey’s daughter. ” He winked at her and reached for her hand, so that he could brush his lips across the tops of her fingers. ” As the group surrounding Charlie broke into twitters, Cordelia turned her face up and tried to appear more pleased than embarrassed. The country club was owned by the in-laws of Duluth Hale and was supplied exclusively by him, so Charlie and Darius never went there on principle.
Letty smiled faintly and turned her face away from the compliment. ” Grady returned her smile. ” There was something handsomer in the architecture of Grady’s face than the last time she’d seen him, and she wanted to go on staring at it, to pinpoint exactly what that quality was and give it a name. . but instead she just smiled. And then she heard another girl, from quite close range, echoing her thoughts. ” As the sun-drenched afternoon came back into focus, Letty comprehended first Grady’s boyish features and—when she turned her eyes toward the ground—Peachy Whitburn.
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