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From the author of Amazon's Top 10 Bestselling Literary Fiction novel, BENEATH THE WALL, comes... THE BLUE LUTE!
A doctoral candidate in history, Lilly Charles lives in a modern-day treasure trove of 1920s architecture-Manhattan's St. Jean Apartments. The former hotel was once in the center of New York City's jazz scene, and holds secrets Lilly is only beginning to discover.
A musical star in his own time, Brandon Crowley lived in an age of prohibition and gangsters, surrounded by the glamour of old Hollywood and the comfort of true friendships. As co-owner of the notorious speakeasy, The Blue Lute, he poured his life and love into his business-as a storm fueled by passion, liquor, murder and money was unleashed. And in the midst of it all, Brandon simply ... disappeared.
When Lilly sees Brandon in a nearly 80-year-old photograph from the basement of the St. Jean, her reality comes undone. Could he be the same man she just saw arrested for breaking into the building? As Lilly is drawn deeper into the mysteries of Brandon's life, a new storm of desire and danger begins to brew. Beneath the silvery moon and glitter of Times Square, an epic love story across the decades is about to unfold.
|Publisher:||Black Lyon Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Blue Lute by Eryn LaPlant 4 of 5 stars Lilly Charles is a doctoral candidate majoring in history. She has just moved into the newly restored St Jean's Apartments, known as the St Jean's Hotel in its heyday of the roaring 20's. Brandon Crowley lived at St Jean's in the 1920's. He was a musician and part owner of The Blue Lute, a local Speakeasy. He also ran the distillery in the basement of St Jean's selling liquor during prohibition. Lilly and Brandon's lives are about to collide in present day. Brandon is here from the past and Lilly quickly gets caught up in his story. The two develop strong feelings for each other as they try to solve the mystery of the past. Along with their friends Matthew and Eliza the pair attempt to fix an 80 year old wrong. When Lilly gets sent back to the past instead of Brandon she is on her own in the time of jazz, gangsters and prohibition. Lilly gets a job at The Blue Lute and meets Brandon in the past as well as all of the suspect characters. Can Lilly right the wrongs in the 1920's and make her way back to present day? How will changing the past impact the future? Will Brandon still be in the present day if she can get back? I enjoyed this book. I have not read many time travel books and found the concept interesting. I would recommend this book. *A complimentary copy was received in exchange for an honest review* Susan, My Secret Book Spot