|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
Sharon Page sparkles in this poignant and irresistibly entertaining follow-up to her breakout novel, An American Duchess
Lady Julia Hazelton is the most dazzling among 1920s England’s bright young things. But rather than choosing the thrill of wanton adventure like so many of her contemporaries, Julia shocks society with her bold business aspirations. Determined to usher the cursed Worthington estate into a prosperous, modern new era, and thus preserve her beloved late fiancé’s legacy, the willful Julia tackles her wildest, most unexpected adventure in Cal Carstairs, the reluctant new Earl of Worthington.
The unconventional American artist threatens everything Julia seeks to protect while stirring desires she thought had died in the war. For reasons of his own, Cal has designed the ultimate revenge. Rather than see the estate prosper, he intends to destroy it. But their impulsive marriage—one that secures Julia’s plans as well as Cal’s secrets—proves that passion is ambition’s greatest rival. Unless Cal ends his quest to satisfy his darkest vendetta, he stands to ruin his Worthington wife and all her glittering dreams.
The Worthington Wife is the second book in Page's Roaring Twenties series. I've never read the first book, An American Duchess, but found that I was able to jump right into this new story. Set in the 1920s we are swept away and into the luxe life filled with fashion trends and jazz clubs that was all the rage for the upper class. Part romance, murder mystery, and historical fiction, this book takes you on quite the journey - and I enjoyed every bit of it!
England in the 1920s is definitely a treat to read about. So much change being forced upon those huge English estates in a bid to help them join the modern world - think Downton Abbey! Plus, the men and women trying to adjust to life after the war - talk about a struggle. This book explores it all. The details are rich and engaging. The characters are fully fleshed out, so that you can easily relate to them. And the story is filled with so much DRAMA - like, drama within drama within drama. It felt like a soap opera, which I just LOVED.
I would definitely recommend The Worthington Wife to fans of Page's work and fans looking for great women's fiction - you will LOVE this book!!
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