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The Jewel Box
     

The Jewel Box

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by Anna Davis
 

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From the author of The Shoe Queen comes a jazz-age tale of love set in the world of London’s high society.

London, 1927. Diamond Sharp writes a racy newspaper column, using a fake name to conceal her identity. When she meets two charismatic American men who are bitter enemies, her life is turned upside down. She is drawn to both of them but

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From the author of The Shoe Queen comes a jazz-age tale of love set in the world of London’s high society.

London, 1927. Diamond Sharp writes a racy newspaper column, using a fake name to conceal her identity. When she meets two charismatic American men who are bitter enemies, her life is turned upside down. She is drawn to both of them but isn’t sure whom she can trust. As she becomes increasingly involved with both, Diamond begins to uncover a nest of secrets that puts both her heart and her reputation at risk.

Blending the rich historical detail of Philippa Gregory’s novels with the sophisticated glamour of Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic books, The Jewel Box is romantic historical fiction at its finest.

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Publishers Weekly

Sex and the City meets London's Roaring '20s in Davis's satisfying fifth novel. Grace Rutherford leads a double life: by day she's an advertising copywriter supporting a widowed sister and mother. By night, she's Diamond Sharp-a newspaper gossip columnist and glamorous lady about town. She adores her single status until she meets mysterious American author Dexter O'Connell, with whom she begins a steamy cat-and-mouse affair that turns her world upside down. The trouble? She's concurrently swept off her feet by her charming and equally delicious neighbor John Cramer-Dexter's bitter enemy. Grace is determined to get to the bottom of their hatred for each other. But whose story should she believe? To make matters worse, her sister is possibly falling for John, too. When Grace delves into their closets looking for skeletons, she realizes she must ultimately face her own. Davis, best known for The Shoe Queen, delights once again with this romp through pre-Manolo chick lit turf. (June)

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Library Journal

Set in the Roaring Twenties, like Davis's The Shoe Queen, this novel moves from Paris to London. Diamond Sharp puts her chosen wild lifestyle to good use writing a flapper-around-town column for a London newspaper, while at home she is Grace Rutherford, financially supporting her mother and sister. As the consequences of leading a dual life begin to pile up like unpaid bills, she's presented with two gorgeous American men at odds with each other, who also pull her in different directions. VERDICT Historical novels set in the 1920s are popular as genre fiction (see, for example, Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher mystery series), and fascination with the period continues to grow. This literary chick-lit stand-alone could give book clubs (questions are included) or beach readers diversion and discussion aplenty.—Mary K. Bird-Guilliams, Wichita P.L., KS


—Mary K. Bird-Guilliams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439163474
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
381,556
File size:
382 KB

Meet the Author


Anna Davis
lives in London. She has written four previous novels and her books have been translated into twenty languages.

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Jewel Box 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1927 London, Grace Rutherford is an advertising copywriter who supports her female only family. However at night Grace turns into the It-Girl of the moment, glamorous weekly gossip columnist Diamond Sharp. Her articles re her adventures amidst the rich and famous are very popular.------------------ Grace loves being the single It-Girl Diamond. However her dual identities run into a bit of a snag that tea or booze will not abate. As Diamond she enjoys her heated trysts with American author Dexter O'Connell; as Grace she enjoys her heated trysts with her neighbor John Cramer. However, Grace learns Dexter and John loathe one another and she is determined to learn why the animosity as she knows it can't be just her because their mutual abhorrence started before she met them.-------------- THE JEWEL BOX is a super Roaring Twenties chick lit novel starring an intriguing heroine in two roles; one as an extrovert while the other is somewhat an introvert. The story line is fast-paced with a few mild but enjoyable twists involving her widow sister and the Rutherford skeletons. Fans will agree that the 1920s make a perfect setting for chick lit as Anna Davis provides a wonderfully entertaining historical.--------- Harriet Klausner
Izzie_reads_books More than 1 year ago
It's very good! Though, I must admit, the ending could have continued on a bit longer. Anyways, good and very 'twisting'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago