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A Fine Imitation: A Novel - Amber Brock
A Fine Imitation: A Novel
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Set in the glamorous 1920s, A Fine Imitation is an intoxicating debut that sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite's restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of... show more
Set in the glamorous 1920s, A Fine Imitation is an intoxicating debut that sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite's restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin.Vera Bellington has beauty, pedigree, and a penthouse at The Angelus--the most coveted address on Park Avenue. But behind the sparkling social whirl, Vera is living a life of quiet desperation. Her days are an unbroken loop of empty, champagne-soaked socializing, while her nights are silent and cold, spent waiting alone in her cavernous apartment for a husband who seldom comes home. Then Emil Hallan arrives at The Angelus to paint a mural above its glittering subterranean pool. The handsome French artist moves into the building, shrouds his work in secrecy, and piques Vera's curiosity, especially when the painter keeps dodging questions about his past. Is he the man he claims to be? Even as she finds herself increasingly drawn to Hallan's warmth and passion, Vera can't suppress her suspicions. After all, she has plenty of secrets, too--and some of them involve art forgers like her bold, artistically talented former friend, Bea, who years ago, at Vassar, brought Vera to the brink of catastrophe and social exile. When the dangerous mysteries of Emil's past are revealed, Vera faces an impossible choice--whether to cling to her familiar world of privilege and propriety or to risk her future with the enigmatic man who has taken her heart. A Fine Imitation explores what happens when we realize that the life we've always led is not the life we want to have.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781101905111 (1101905115)
ASIN: 1101905115
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Memories From Books on Booklikes
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3.0 A Fine Imitation
Vera Bellington is a beautiful bird in a gilded cage, living a life of wealth and privilege but with the constraints society and family impose. A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock is her story against a background of art and the roaring twenties. This book is completely Vera's story, and it remains true...
Jessica's Book Thoughts
Jessica's Book Thoughts rated it
3.5 A Fine Imitation by Amber Brock
This is not my normal type of read. This is set in the twenties and follows a women who is unhappy with her life. She is park of the upper crust of society. As glamorous as hogh society life style sounds, it is difficult. The woman's husband hire an artist to paint a mural in their house. Affairs ha...
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debbiekrenzer rated it
#AFINEIMITATION AVAILABLE NOW! ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! 5 STARS! @ambrock @crownpublishing I LOVED this book! I can't say a lot about it specifically because everything I would mention would be a spoiler. However, I can say that I could not believe her mother and what she did. There is a lot of fun...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it
4.0 A Fine Imitation
By: Amber Brock ISBN: 9781101905111 Publisher: Crown Publication Date: 5/3/2016 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 4 Stars A special thank you to Crown, NetGalley (digital), and LibraryThing (print) for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Southern author, Amber Brock delivers A FINE IMITATION –a...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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4.0 A Fine Imitation, by Amber Brock
It’s hard to feel sympathy for the ultra rich, but Amber Brock pulls it off in A Fine Imitation. Vera Bellington, to all outward appearances, has everything a woman could ever want. Her husband is a mover and shaker on the New York real estate scene. She lives in a beautiful penthouse and has never ...
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