Sunday, May 12, 2013

In the grip of the 1920s? Gatsby fever - and some recommended reads!

With The Great Gatsby currently at number one in the Kindle Store, the lure of the 1920's is stronger than ever, and with the release later this month of the latest film version by Baz Luhrmann of F Scott Fitzgerald's story featuring Leonardo Di Caprio as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, a whole new generation will be dying to know where they can get their hands on 1920's stories.

Drumroll.... If you haven't found these fantastic books by Rae Summers yet, they'll feed your Gatsby era addiction, and then some. I adore them, and I'm sure you will too.

First up is An Innocent Abroad:

Isobel Harrington, fresh from her English finishing school in the summer of 1922, is sent to visit cousins in Italy for just one reason: to catch the eye of their wealthy and eligible house guest.
But the man who awakens Isobel's passion is not the respectable British heir to a nobleman -- it is local Italian Stefano, an enigma who doesn't fit any of the "boxes" she's been taught to expect.
In Stefano's arms she experiences a sexual awakening. He dares her to follow her dreams, but is she brave enough to defy connvention, and her parents' expectations, to pursue her own happiness? Amazon links: .com

Next: there is Dear Julia:

The discovery of a long-lost love letter in a house she’s redecorating sends Rosalie Stanton on a quest to find its rightful owner.
Since his return from the Great War, William Cavendish has lived as a recluse. His peaceful existence is shattered by the return of the letter that once held all his hopes — and by its bearer, the irrepressible Rosalie, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his lost love.
As Rosalie sets out to lure William back into society, she realises that in him she might just have met her match.

Available from Amazon and Amazon UK,

Then there's the excellent Let's Misbehave:

Passion simmers from the moment wild child and dedicated Flapper Gabrielle meets staid aristocrat Sebastian. When she discovers the adventurous spirit beneath his serious demeanour, she seduces him into a last fling before he settles for a loveless marriage.
His is a life of duty and tradition, hers is a pursuit of freedom and pleasure, so this can never be more than a brief affair.
But as the Twenties roar to their conclusion, will Gabrielle survive falling in love with the one man she cannot have? And will Sebastian be able to settle for less than the woman he loves?
RT Book Reviews: “Let's Misbehave is a romp through 1920s England that is sure to delight.”

Available from Amazon and Amazon UK

And finally, there's Rae's newest 1920's release, Prohibited Passion.

In the age of jazz and champagne cocktails, respectable English widow Jenny embarks on a new life in America. Whatever adventures lie ahead, she's certain of one thing: one loss was enough for a lifetime. She will never love again.
So when, halfway across the ocean, she is stuck in an elevator with Tom Gallagher, a roguishly handsome and very unavailable Prohibition gangster, she has nothing to fear where her heart is concerned. Or does she?

Available from Amazon and Amazon UK.

It's the time to get swept away into the 1920's - why not get swept away into this fabulous period of change today?

1 comment:

  1. You are a sweetheart, Sally! Thanks so much for the plug. Gatsby opens here in SA next weekend and I can't wait. In the meantime, I've been drooling over the trailer on YouTube.