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A Certain Age - A Novel

Beatriz Williams

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The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm. As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she's fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa's wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband. But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor. Engaging a longstanding family tradition, Theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother's cavalier, presenting the family's diamond rose ring to Ox's intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue-and to check into the background of the little-known Fortescue family. When Octavian meets Sophie, he falls under the spell of the pretty ingénue, even as he uncovers a shocking family secret. As the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms into a saga of divided loyalties, dangerous revelations, and surprising twists that will lead to a shocking transgression . . . and eventually force Theresa to make a bittersweet choice. Full of the glamour, wit and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams' fiction and alternating between Sophie's spirited voice and Theresa's vibrant timbre, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss's comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby'

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mia Barron, Barbara Goodson, Adrienne Rusk

Length:

12h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

54:44


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

42:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

39:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

45:24


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

46:43


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

37:00


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

57:00


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

45:02


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

37:50


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

27:34


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

13:44


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

03:23


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

03:15


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

20:47


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

25:33


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

06:04


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

55:07


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

36:22


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

47:37


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

20:03


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

09:50


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

12:04


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

13:27


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

13:56


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

12:55


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

12:09


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

15:53


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

15:15


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

01:04