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Publisher's Summary

The Jazz Age comes alive with a love story for the ages: a rugged Prohibition agent and a saucy flapper from one of Appalachia's most notorious bootlegging families...

Manhattan, present day.

Ella Hawthorne thinks she's going crazy when she hears strange noises coming from the walls of her new apartment late at night. When she discovers that it used to be home to a speakeasy during the Jazz Age, she's determined to discover the building's secrets.

Manhattan, 1924.

Geneva 'Gin' Kelly, a smart-mouthed, red-haired flapper, reluctantly agrees to help rugged Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson catch her stepfather, a notorious bootlegger. But the truth will shake Manhattan society to its foundations....

©2017 Beatriz Williams (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for Beatriz Williams:
"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)
"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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