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Waiting on Wednesday: Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen

Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen
Series: Bright Young Things #2
Published by HarperCollins
Pub Date: September 20th 2011
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The exciting sequel to Bright Young Things, by the bestselling author of The Luxe, promises romance, adventure, and intrigue in the final days of the Roaring Twenties.

In this must-have sequel to Bright Young Things, Cordelia and Letty are small-town girls no longer. Letty is ready at last to chase her Broadway dreams. Cordelia thought she lost her true love, but a chance meeting will change her fortune—and her future. The unflappable flapper Astrid Donal has promised herself to Charlie Grey, Cordelia’s half-brother, but isn’t sure their love is true enough to survive. And a bitter rivalry will ensnare them all in a dangerous feud played out in the speakeasies of Manhattan and on the great lawns of Long Island. As these bright young things live out their beautiful days in the summer of 1929, they find romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, new friends and unexpected rivals.

Fans of The Luxe series, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Martin Scorsese’s hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire, and, of course, The Great Gatsby, will delight in the Jazz Age setting, a time when girls were enjoying newfound freedom and excitement could be found behind any door in Manhattan.


Bright Young Things was one of my favorite books last year. The romance, heartache, and intrigue just captivated me. I also find this time period so fascinating! Plus, the covers are gorgeous! For these reasons, I cannot wait for this book. I need to find out what really happened!!


Jess @ Gone with the Words

17 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Beautiful Days”

  1. Carissa

    You know, I’ve heard such great things about Bright Young Things, and this novel sounds very intriguing. I think I may have to go and get myself a copy.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Evie @Bookish

    Definitely looks very tasty (both blurb and cover wise). I’m adding it to my TBR pile! :)
    Here’s my WOW

  3. Kai A.

    I haven’t read Bright Young Things (I have it somewhere in my bookshelf) but I’ve heard tons of great things about it. I should read it before this one comes out. Great pick! :)

    Check out my WoW picks!

  4. Jan von Harz

    I have yet to read the first book in this series, but hope to get to it soon.  Love the setting and if it is as good as everyone says I will be anxious to read this one as well. Great pick!

  5. Jenica704

    Jess, I had to request Bright Young Things from the library about a quarter of the way through reading this post. I couldn’t even finish reading about the sequel until I knew that a copy of the first book was on its way to me. I’m so excited to read these books. That era in American history fascinates me and I love The Great Gatsby! Thanks for posting!

    Double Feature: Waiting on Wednesday and WWW Wednesday

  6. Jessi

    I keep thinking about picking up Bright Young Things at the library and just never get around to it for some reason.  I should definitely look into it since you speak so highly of it! :-)

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  7. Arianna Lechan

    I haven’t read Bright Young Things yet, but it’s on my list.  I enjoy reading things set in this time period.

    Please stop by my WOW.

  8. Jacinda @ Reading Housewives

    I want to read this too! Loved Bright, Young Things! Great choice for this week!

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