This is an awesome deal on a great book!! 🙌🏻
I loved the details of the book but the ending wasn‘t very strong and left a few things unanswered.
I really enjoyed this book that partly takes place in the Prohibition Era. I honestly have loved every book I have read by Beatriz Williams. I think Gin is one of my favorite characters in her books. She is strong and determined, and I just loved her wit. Can't wait for the next book in this series to come out.
#BookNDinner! #Thai Edition! Accompaniment this freezing and breezy evening was: steamed salmon in ginger sauce with veggies and Thai iced tea. MMMmmm 😋!
New book! Anyone know if it‘s good? 😃
Happy reads & happy eats!
This was my first Beatriz Williams book and after doing a little digging on Litsy, I see that my opinion is in the minority. This was one instance where I didn‘t like a dual timeline and there were too many unresolved story details to make this a fully enjoyable read. #LitsyAtoZ (1/26)
All right, folks. I‘m leaving for a lovely lake house vacation on Friday, and I can‘t decide which books to take along. I‘ve narrowed the field to these 10 and my Kindle. I‘d like to get this stack down to 3. Anybody care to cast a vote and help me choose? 😃
I usually really love books by Beatriz Williams, but this one fell a little flat for me. I didn‘t really care about Ella and Hector and the “ghosts” I wanted more Aunt Julie, and Ginger and Anson. I know that this is the first in a trilogy so I am hoping that this one was just setting the scene and they get better! I won my copy last year and it is signed by Beatriz so that is exciting even though I didn‘t love it!
The Wicked City started a bit slow. But as I've come to expect fun, sass, and a good story from Beatriz Williams, I stuck with it. And she did not disappoint. This is the story of 2 generations of women in a Greenwich village apartment - a flapper with a hidden past and a modern day woman starting life anew.
I have a serious wheelhouse of historical fiction. This one was 1920‘s New York prohibition era. Undercover agents trying to flush out a gin smuggling ring. Square so much fun! One big drawback there was a component of modern era which sort of fit in to round out the story but to me I don‘t think it was needed. I felt that it almost pulled me out of the story.
Had our book club meeting last night, topped off with a gin tasting, for The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams. A slightly slow start turned into a page turner that had us, as usual with Williams's novels, bouncing between 2 decades...the prohibition era 20's and the 90's, each highlighting a strong-ish female lead character attempting to find her feet.
Happy world Book day! #worldbookday it is also Canadian Book day but I‘m not reading any Can-lit at the moment. But yay books. And yay for finally being able to read outside this year!
I think of the jazz era for this prompt! Flappers, a young generation of women in the 1920‘s who wore short skirts, bobbed hair, listened to jazz and flaunted their distain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. They wore makeup, drove cars, drank alcohol and had casual sex! Wow, they just sound horrible 🙄🙄 I love reading about this era! We meet Gin Kelly, a flapper from the hills of Maryland! Just love her!
@annahenke thank you so much for everything!! I love Julie Klassen! Well I love all three of the authors, actually! The bookmarks are great! That‘s so cool that you helped design them. And my husband will be happy about the booklight! He hates when he is trying to sleep and I‘m reading. I have been so sick for almost a week now so this was so nice to open. Thank you again 😊🙏
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This was my second book by Ms. Williams and I liked it very much.
This is a story of two women who share an apartment in New York, but they do it in two different times; Ella moves into the space in the modern age after leaving her husband. Geneva lived there during Prohibition.
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1924 Gin Kelly is definitely #sassy!! She‘s a saucy flapper from the hills of Maryland and a regular at the Christopher Club. She gets caught up in a raid and is persuaded to help catch her bootlegging step dad, Duke Kelly!
Ella moves into a quaint building and continues to hear jazz music at night... She unravels the history of the building and her connection to Gin 💗
Pics of my sassy girls!! ☺️☺️
#BeatrizBinge ❤️📚❤️📚 #giveaway
Have you read this one @SilversReviews ?
I think I have to ruminate on this one to decide where it falls in my rankings of Williams‘ books, but it‘s still definitely a pick. Filled with colorful characters and pretty impeccably-drawn threads to the other books, it‘s a good read...and again, full of good Appalachian liquor. 😉 #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams
It‘s finally started snowing!!! ❄️❄️❄️ Which clearly means today is best-spent in my blanket nest with books, a cup of tea nearby, and peppermint oil diffusing in my room! #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams
I‘m so, so grateful that tonight is back to the peaceful solitude that I usually get on Monday nights, after last week‘s debacle with the children from hell. Making quick work of Ella‘s and Gin‘s stories, and enjoying it wholeheartedly. (...plus, there‘s bourbon and ‘shine being consumed in these pages. Might have to pour one to go along with it when I get home! 🤷🏻♀️) #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams
I ended up renewing all four, because I‘ve been nonstop since I got here, with barely time to breathe let alone make any progress on a book! This is the next-to-last of Williams‘ work that I have left. #thewickedcity #beatrizwilliams
Roaring twenties!! The Jazz Age The Age of Intolerance
Jazz music, flappers, bootlegging, people were buying cars for the first time, the invention of penicillin and refrigeration! The list goes on!
I love reading about this era!!