A Certain Age

A Certain Age

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New York in the Roaring Twenties - a time for love, secrets and scandal...


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 ingenue, 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 28mm | 310g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ePub edition
  • 0008132615
  • 9780008132613
  • 93,792

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`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
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About Beatriz Williams

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.
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Rating details

7,659 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 17% (1,286)
4 41% (3,141)
3 34% (2,611)
2 6% (497)
1 2% (124)
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