I had to run out and get this book yesterday and yes, I finished it at 12:00AM last night. I'm not spoiling it, so don't ask. I loved this series and the covers just sort of cement it for me. I own all of the books and I'm so glad I do because I can always go back to them when I want perhaps one of the most romantic reads aside from Pride and Prejudice.
Anna Godbersen's voice is really the main character in this series. I love all the attention to details of New York City during the turn of the 20th Century. If any of you have ever read The Alienist by Caleb Carr, you'd note that he too explained every minute detail of NYC during the late 1800's. One could've gotten tired of every description of dresses, lawn, trains, buttons, ribbons and kid gloves. But they are as much of the story as the actual storyline.
This was a fitting end to a grande tome and it left me wanting even just a little bit more. I'm excited to see what Anna does next. What time period will she choose or will she write contemporary novel?
All our favorites are back. Penelope Schoonmaker (nee Hayes) the somewhat suffering wife of Henry Schoonmaker. Elizabeth Holland Keller Cairns is big with baby and ensconced in her own story with her husband. When we last left Diana Holland, she had chopped off her glossy black locks in hopes to search for the one she loved who had just joined the army. Carolina Broad (Lina Broud) is back and she is richer than ever, and completely smitten and in love with the gorgeous Leland Bouchard.
Every story is played out in thrilling fashion with some twists and turns that will leave you breathless and sitting there just adoring these characters even more. There's definitely romance, murder, adultery and most of all self-preservation.