New York in the roaring '20s - 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 ingénue 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.
©2016 Beatriz Williams (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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