By Anna Godbersen
For the brilliant younger issues of 1929, the attractive days look never-ending, packed with romance and heartbreak, experience 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 ny 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 price. 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 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 excellent jewels and glittering nights—and the glint is blinding. Charlie gray is a gangster taking part in a perilous online game; and for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes may be lethal. From the hot 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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And Grady knew more about her than that—he knew she’d been taken in by a snake in the grass named Amory Glenn, who purported to be a theatrical producer but who was in fact a letch. He also knew that for a while she’d worked as a cigarette girl, which was not something she’d thought to feel ashamed of until she started going to parties like these ones, where everyone belonged to a country club and knew each other from boarding school. For another few moments she blinked her lashes and straightened her spine and tried to look like a Miss Porter’s girl.
Cordelia’s eyes drifted to the lush greenery stretching out beyond the pool, the rolling hills and the shadows of trees growing long across the grass. The afternoon had been so tranquil and perfect; there had been no hurry about anything, and she had swum and joked with her best friends since just after breakfast. 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.
Beneath the surface there was true silence, and she sailed forward on the momentum of her dive as long as she could. It was serene and quiet, and she remembered that in her dream she had been flying. Cordelia came up for air and took three strong strokes to the end of the pool. She breathed in and pushed the strands of her hair away from her face. Then she realized that someone—not one of the girls, for it was a man’s voice—was calling her name. As she pushed herself onto the edge and twisted around, she caught sight of him.
Beautiful Days: A Bright Young Things Novel by Anna Godbersen