Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe novels. She was born in California, the daughter of a cab driver and a painter. She writes for various New . I’m a sucker for great relationships between female characters. beautiful days anna godberson Beautiful Days picks up where its predecessor. I read Bright Young Things, the first in the series with the same name, early last year and pretty much loved it. Anna Godbersen has been a.
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It never gets brought up once! It had nothing to do with the writing, more to do with where the storyline went and where I thought It was going to go.
Charlie’s business is considerably more ruthless and “gangster-ish” than Darius’ was in the last book, when the business seemed pretty sophisticated. Astrid Donal is a Well, this series certainly isn’t winning any literary genius awards, I’ll just preface my review with that.
Goddbersen 01, Kristin rated it really liked it.
Meanwhile Cordelia, who is still reeling from the death of her father, finds herself the head of a speakeasy, complete with bootleggers and other gangsters -including the dangerous, yet attractive Charlie Grey.
This was my least favorite Anna Godbersen book to date, but her worst is still better than most people’s! Too soon did she seem to forget about her humble roots and looked down on the servants. Much has happened in the aftermath of the last book, but Cordelia Grey, Letty Beautivul, and Astrid Donal are the best of friends.
I had a certain expectation that dayw met. So underplayed- it was over, I felt, in minutes. She said so many times that she wanted to carry out her dad’s wishes in learning the business, yet when she got the chance, she ran off with that boring, arrogant flyboy. Basing this series on my previous experience with this author, I’m guessing maybe 1 or 2 of the girls will get a happy ending.
How brilliant and foretelling that the scene of her raucous bootlegging business will be the husk of an abandoned bank — a most sinister and telling glimpse of the future to come at the end of the Jazz Age.
The drama in this book is still high. But I was missing the heart-stopping drama and turmoil which normally leaves me reeling every time I put down a Godbersen book. Return to Book Page. Aug 18, Shelby Boyer rated it really liked it. It’s an era that doesn’t pander to innocence gosbersen genteel moral codes.
Bright Young Things 3 books. If you’ve read Bright Young Things, you know that the different relationships are plentiful. This series is entertaining as light reading, but it just felt like fluff.
After thoroughly enjoying her Luxe series, it was only natural that Bright Young Things would be just as wonderful. I’ve read mixed reviews on this one, but I’m glad to see you liked it.
Although Cordelia was my favourite character in the first novel, I really warmed to Annz in ‘Beautiful Days’. I don’t even want to talk about her that much. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I also hated that her preoccupation with the odious Max who certainly didn’t deserve any such attention was interfering with her opportunity to run a speakeasy.
I loved how Anna Godbersen told the story from three people’s point of view, and that they each had their story line, like a story within a story.
So far, this trilogy is turning out to be more of a whimper than a roar. It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to a good historical fiction novel, especially one by the amazing Anna Godbersen.
Communication is key, darlings! Dec 09, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s interesting, after what seemed to be a never ending set of trials and tribulations, these girls managed to grow up right before my eyes, which I loved. Astrid is finally engaged to Cordelia’s half-brother, Charlie – but caught in a shimmering world of speakeasies, jewels and endless parties. Godberesn always, Godbersen transports us into the wonderful 20th century and shows us the real world of that time.
Charlie is back also and in charge of the family bootlegging business now his father is dead. Cordelia is going to start up a nightclub.
Cordelia thought of her when they first became friends, when they were still girls and Letty blushed when anyone said even the most casual thing to her. Dec 16, Grant rated it it was ok. The government tried to curtail the dangerous godbersn, political, economic and social ramifications of drinking by banning it completely. Seriously, she has an incredible gift of making everything in her books so visceral, so real, so visual that I’m always stunned at how I feel like I’m actually in the scene.
Also, there are some queer characters lurking around the edges: As many have said before me, Astrid is annoying, spoiled and whiny at best. Jan 29, Amanda rated it really liked it.
Rebecca-Books: Beautiful Days – Anna Godbersen (#2)
There are so many times when it reminded me of The Great Gatsby, with the lavish parties and free-flowing alcohol and flapper dialogue.
Dayys can’t say that I had the same intense feeling this time around.
It had a perfect story line, and perfect writing. That uncertainty is beautifyl reason why I love A. I loved the storyline with Astrid as you see her adjust from party girl to housewife. In all, Beautiful Days spends too much time on trivial or useless situations – and makes the last veautiful The second book in the Bright Young Things series is not nearly as entertaining as the first installment. There were a couple of sentences oh, how I wish I could remember where they were!
At least, I think beautifup only over the summer, and I’m rather disappointed, since things really get good and bleak in October of that year, as we all know. In the actual book, I think it was a day.