Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

The Great Gatsby meets Romeo and Juliet…this historical fiction novel is set in New York City and surrounding suburbs during prohibition.  Of course, girl falls in love with boy, boy falls in love with girl, then they discover they are from rival families.  The story was moderately engaging, but I was distracted by the lack of historical accuracy.  I don’t believe young ladies in 1929, would have behaved in the way these characters are portrayed.  Apparently this is the first in a series and I believe the second historical fiction series for this author, her first being The Luxe.

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