Bright Young Things
It's 1929 and Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey have escaped their small Midwestern town to chase big dreams and even bigger secrets. Amongst the glittering metropolis of New York City, they meet Astrid Donal, a flapper who has everything she could ever want, except for the one thing Letty and... show more
It's 1929 and Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey have escaped their small Midwestern town to chase big dreams and even bigger secrets. Amongst the glittering metropolis of New York City, they meet Astrid Donal, a flapper who has everything she could ever want, except for the one thing Letty and Cordelia have to offer-true friendship. Set in the dizzying summer before the market crash, against the vast lawns of the glamorous Long Island mansions and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, three girls will find scandal, intrigue, and romance.
Publish date: January 6th 2011
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
Series: Bright Young Things (#1)
Bright Young Things was a novel that had everything I wanted for being set in the 1920's. It had the air of The Great Gatsby while also including speakeasies under a church that you need to know the password to enter. I felt myself pulled back into one of my favorite time periods, filled with smoke,...
I have to say that this is my new favorite series. I loved how I was immediately invested in the lives of these three ladies. The highs and the lows. If only I didn't have so many other books earmarked to read in January, I would definately continue with this series. I can't wait to read what be...
I was inclined to DNF this, but I powered through & finished it. A 2- or 3- star read at best. I've read a lot of historical fiction that is a lot better than this one, but it wasn't awful. I don't think I'll be reading the sequels, though, & it is unlikely that I will pick up Godbersen's other seri...
That is what I want to tell you about: the girls with their short skirts and bright eyes and big-city dreams. The girls of 1929Cordelia Grey and long-time best friend, Letty "Larkspur", flee their boring, sleepy Ohio town and head to New York City. Their reasons for leaving differ: Cordelia longs t...