Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things Series #2)

Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things Series #2)

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by Anna Godbersen
     
 

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For the bright young things of 1929, the beautiful days seem endless, filled with romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, friendship and rivalry.

After a month in New York, Cordelia Grey and Letty Larkspur are small-town girls no longer. They spend their afternoons with Astrid Donal at the Greys’ lush Long Island estate and their nights in

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For the bright young things of 1929, the beautiful days seem endless, filled with romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, friendship and rivalry.

After a month in New York, Cordelia Grey and Letty Larkspur are small-town girls no longer. They spend their afternoons with Astrid Donal at the Greys’ lush Long Island estate and their nights in Manhattan’s bustling metropolis. But Letty’s not content to be a mere socialite. She is ready at last to chase her Broadway dreams—no matter the cost.

Cordelia is still reeling from the death of her father at the hands of Thom Hale, the man she thought she loved. Now she is set to honor Darius Grey’s legacy . . . and take her revenge.

Promised to Cordelia’s half brother, Astrid is caught up in a world of dazzling jewels and glittering nights—and the sparkle is blinding. Charlie Grey is a gangster playing a dangerous game; and for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes could be deadly.

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes the second book in an epic series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age.

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VOYA - Elaine Gass Hirsch
An airy and glamorous historical novel, Beautiful Days is the second book in a new historical fiction series set at the end of the Roaring Twenties by best-selling author Godbersen. The adventures of Cordelia the heiress, Letty the aspiring starlet, and Astrid the socialite, which began in Bright Young Things (HarperCollins, 2010/VOYA Online October 4, 2011), continue with Cordelia and Letty settling into their new lives after moving to New York from a small town in the Midwest and with Astrid engaged to Cordelia's bootlegger brother, Charlie. With the mansions of Long Island and the speakeasies of New York serving as the backdrop, the book is a romantic escape from reality. Godbersen is the author of a similar and popular series of historical fiction for teens, The Luxe, which is set in nineteenth-century Manhattan. A light yet busy story line with enough character development, description, romance, and intrigue to engage readers, Beautiful Days is recommended for teens who enjoy the privileged Gossip Girl style of series fiction. Reviewer: Elaine Gass Hirsch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062093196
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Bright Young Things Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
134,091
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Anna Godbersen was born in Berkeley, California, and educated at Barnard College. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is at work on the sequel to The Lucky Ones.

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