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Newport: A Novel | Jill Morrow
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Following in the steps of Beatriz Williams and Amor Towles, this richly atmospheric, spellbinding novel transports readers to the dazzling, glamorous world of Newport during the Roaring Twenties and to a mansion filled with secrets as a debonair lawyer must separate truth from deception. Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Depression still years away, and Newport, Rhode Island's glittering summer cottages are inhabited by the gloriously rich families who built them. Attorney Adrian De la Noye is no stranger to Newport, having sheltered there during his misspent youth. Though hed prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client. Bennett Chapman's offspring have the usual concerns about their father's much-younger fiance. But when they learn of the old widowers firm belief that his first late wife, who communicates via sance, has chosen the beautiful Catherine Walsh for him, theyre shocked. And for Adrian, encountering Catherine in the last place he saw her decades ago proves to be a far greater surprise. Still, De la Noye is here to handle a will, and he fully intends to do sojust as soon as he unearths every last secret, otherworldly or not, about the Chapmans, Catherine Walsh . . . and his own very fraught history. A skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor, and finely drawn characters, Newport vividly brings to life the glitzy era of the 1920s.
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Newport: A Novel | Jill Morrow

A sweetly romantic historical fiction. I wanted a bit more oomph to it, but at the least found it an enjoyable read.

Newport: A Novel | Jill Morrow
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And a little airplane reading. Headed To Rhode Island.

Scurvygirl Woop!! Hope it‘s a good reason you‘re coming to lil‘ Rhody! 2y
Samplergal @Scurvygirl oh yeah. We have a timeshare in Newport off season( the best season imho) but usually we just get 50 degrees. And March for our lives tomorrow in Providence. 2y
Scurvygirl Have fun in Newport. 2y
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