As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue – a beautiful socialite of a certain age – has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love with her young lover, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. But though times are changing, divorce for a woman of Theresa’s wealth and social standing is out of the question. When Theresa’s bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the youngest daughter of a newly wealthy inventor, Theresa enlists her lover to present the family’s diamond rose ring to pretty ingénue, Miss Sophie Fortescue – and to check into the background of this little-known family.
Yet even as he uncovers a shocking secret, Octavian falls under Sophie’s spell…Divided loyalties and dangerous revelations lead to a shocking transgression and eventually Theresa must make a choice that will change them all forever.
About the Author
A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.
'A world filled with elegance, charm, and bygone manners ... No-one does it better than Beatriz' Jane Green 'Full of wit, romance, and surprising twists' Popsugar Praise for Beatriz Williams: 'Definitely worth squeezing into your hand luggage' RED 'Summer of 1938: A scandalous love triangle and a famous hurricane converge... a perfect storm.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'A fantastic summer read' HELLO 'Delightful and rewarding from an author to watch' WE LOVE THIS BOOK 'Williams' historical masterpiece is an all-encompassing, period-perfect read.' RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) '[A] fast-paced love story...the scorching sun illuminates a friend's betrayal and reignites a romance' O, The Oprah Magazine 'A candidate for this year's best beach read - the period story of a derailed love affair seen through a sequence of summers' Kirkus Book Reviews
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 20th June 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.31