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The Necklace
The Necklace: A Novel | Claire McMillan
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This intoxicating novel set in the rarified world of money and society alternates between two generations of the Quincy family: the wealthy robber baron brothers who vied over a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and the young woman who inherits a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace and its secrets. Always the black sheep, Nell Quincy is summoned to her familys elegantly shabby manor after the death of her great aunt. During a chilly meeting over cocktails, the family reads the will that makes Nell the executor of the estate and leaves her one item: a fantastically valuable, beautiful necklace from India. While the rest of the family jewels have been stored in a bank vault, Nell finds this priceless, forgotten heirloom in a Crown Royal whiskey bag stashed in the back of a dresser. As predatory Quincys circle Nell and art experts begin to question the necklaces shadowy provenance, Nell turns to the only person she thinks she can trustthe attractive and ambitious estate lawyer who definitely is not part of the old money crowd. Ambrose Quincy brought the necklace home from India in the 1920s as a dramatic gift for May, the woman he intended to marry. However, upon his return he discovers that May has married his brother Ethan, the good Quincy, devoted to helping their father with the family mining empire. As a gesture of friendship, Ambrose gives May the necklace anywayreigniting their passion and beginning a tense love triangle. When Ethan confronts the two lovers, the encounter ends tragically, entombing a secret in the past that Nell must uncover if she is ever to claim her true Quincy birthright. Alternating between the past and present, The Necklace is the elegant and compelling story of a star-crossed romance, long-simmering family resentments, and a young woman whose inheritance is much more than a legendary necklace.
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Booknerd2
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A light, easy read. Very enjoyable!!! 😀 Dual timelines, romance, and family drama.

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cinann
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My stack of books that I hope to read before the end of the year.

#31bookpics @howjessreads

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aliasNayNay
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The Necklace by Claire McMillan....about to start this beauty of a book.


Two generations of Quincy women—a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and a young lawyer—bound by a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace.

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cinann
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Yesterday was my last trip to a bookstore for awhile. I have bought almost twenty books in the last few months, and I haven't read enough of my own books to make more room on my shelves.

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Chelsibeau
The Necklace: A Novel | Claire McMillan
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Laying down and trying to recover. Reading something light.

cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 2y
slategreyskies *hugs* feel better!! 💕❤️ 2y
jfalkens Hope you feel better soon xxx 2y
Suet624 💕💕💕 2y
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wallacereads
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A longish layover on our way to Myanmar means time to finish some borrowed e-books before they expire! This was predictable but a good vacation read.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Safe travels! 2y
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JenniferJR
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Thoroughly enjoying this gem 📿

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JenniferJR
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My weekend read.

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Josiedlove
The Necklace: A Novel | Claire McMillan
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Another night at my Happy Place...Doing what I love to do...📖🌊🌞.... #blessedtotakeintheview #bookart #blessed #thenecklace #booksoninstagram #clairemcmillan #bookish

JacqMac I love your happy place! ❤️ 2y
josie281 So lovely! 2y
Melissa_J That looks so nice and calming (I love being by water) 2y
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EllieDottie That looks like such a great spot! 2y
MicheleinPhilly I want to go to there. 2y
ephemeralwaltz Idyllic!!! 2y
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Josiedlove
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My situation for a few....Just love to hear the waves & watch the sunset...Peaceful....My Happy Place....💜

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Josiedlove
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Yup, I just left Dunkin Donut with my Pumpkin Spice Ice Latte....Hmmmm....Darn it's so good on this humid day...🎃 ...Now if I could find some pumpkin spice wine....🎃🍷....Love the fall season...🍁🍂🎃

Ashley_Nicoletto I didn't know this was a thing at Dunkin'! Definitely trying! 2y
Josiedlove @Ashley_Nicoletto they have pumpkin coffee every year... 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Josiedlove Perfect! We're new to Dunkin'. Iowa used to have them a long time ago and they all closed. They just opened one near my house recently and it's become my new obsession. 2y
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Josiedlove
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Ahhhh ....Nothing like a hot bubble bath & your book...Love my Lush Bubble Bars...Let's see what The Necklace is about...To be honest, I picked the book because I love the cover....💜📖🛁🛌... #thenecklace #clairemcmillan #lushbubblebar #lushbubblebath #blessed

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ChrisM
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Home from vacation & trying to get back to normal & back to Litsy... Managed to read these 4 books while hubby was at his conference (2 ARCs & 2 Goodreads giveaways)... Will post more about each when I've unpacked but the Necklace was my favorite!!! The mix of past & present and a family mystery worked & kept me reading!!

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ChrisM
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Perfect view but it's distracting me from my reading

monkeygirlsmama I'd wanna get up and run in the water. Haha 2y
ChrisM @monkeygirlsmama The water temperature is only 60..... (edited) 2y
Gezemice Beautiful! 2y
[DELETED] 206653737 I had that same problem today! But that's ok I'll let the beach distract me a little. 2y
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AmandaRae
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I won this from a goodreads giveaway. I am excited to read it!!!

Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 2y
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johnnie_cakes
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Getting bound manuscripts sort of blows my little book lover mind.