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. Letty will at last chase her Broadway dreams—no matter the cost. Cordelia, still reeling from the death of her

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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. Letty will at last chase her Broadway dreams—no matter the cost. Cordelia, still reeling from the death of her father at the hands of the man she thought she loved, is set to honor Darius Grey's legacy?... and take her revenge. Promised to Cordelia's half brother, Charlie Grey, Astrid is caught up in a world of dazzling jewels and glittering nights—and the sparkle is blinding.

A bitter rivalry will ensnare them all in a dangerous feud played out in the speakeasies of Manhattan and the great lawns of Long Island, and for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes could be deadly.

Editorial Reviews

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:
9780141335551
Publisher:
Razorbill
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Series:
Bright Young Things Series, #2
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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Beautiful Days 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
ahh, the 1920s ! This is a decade one can't forget! Fringed Dresses, Flappers, lots of jewels and jazz music that will sure transport a reader back to this time. Love how Anna Godbersen mixes history with a good story.
Colleen08 More than 1 year ago
A fabulous sequel to Bright Young Things. Cleverly answered questions lingering at the end of the first book in the series while adding excitement and adventure. I did not feel it was monotonous, and it was a pleasure to see the characters develop from young girls to working women. Really looking forward to the next book in the series!
CallieNoelle More than 1 year ago
Very good follow up of the story and I cannot wait for the third book to come out already!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the books before I ,upon opening the book I was imediatly drawn into a world full of speakeasys,booze,and fun loving teens.What I realy loved about this book was the hint of danger.Read this book like the others it will not disapoint.
Rahbin08 More than 1 year ago
If you are into the roaring '20s then this is the book for you! It covers everything from bootlegging to illicit births and even scandals of lust. I highly reccommend it and I can't wait to read the sequel to it!
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I have read all three of the Bright Young things series and can't wait for the next. Two young ladies with nothing but struggle in their futures end up being at the upper class environs. These books take you on their incredible journey. Don't miss this one, but first start with the first in the series for your best enjoyment!!!!!
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I have truly enjoyed this series so far. Look forward to #3. The characters are so fun. Want to read what happens to them.
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In November. I cannot wait!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great second book can't wait for the next one. I liked the story andnthe history. Easy, fun read.
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Great follow up!
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
This book really took off! Set in one of my favorite times, Beautiful Days is great read. What I enjoyed most about this book is the plot. Cordelia, Letty, Astrid lives have taken some unexpected turns. I like that in this book the reader still gets each point of view from the girls. Being in their shoes is fantastic. I enjoyed the parties, the clothes, and also the music. All of the girls face some hard times in the book. There is also something that starts to form, a woman's movement. Women are becoming more independent. I like that the story is also integrated with real history. It has so many aspects of what it is like to live in that era it's like your really there. The love interest for each women played out as expected. Cordelia is learning more about her father and his company that he left heir to her. She is also learning more secrets about her brother and her love of her life. Letty is sort of hanging in the midst. The reader doesn't see much of her. She is great help to Cord and Astrid. And Astrid. This girl got in to so much trouble! Her love is strong but trust has not been built. I am glad though near the end, she learns to trust him. Beautiful Days takes one a whole new meaning of beautiful. Striking and highly entertaining, Beautiful Days is moving. The vibrant city and speak easy clubs, it's no wonder it beautiful.
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