Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Wicked Widow

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Beatriz Williams
Expected publication date: October 12, 2021
Gin Kelly, the wicked redhead, is back! Readers will delight in next installment of the Wicked City series by New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams.

June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva "Gin" Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York's most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket--and Anson's mortal enemy--turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back undercover...and into the jaws of a trap from which not even Gin can rescue him. As violence explodes around her, Gin must summon all her considerable moxie to trace the tentacles of this sinister organization back to their shocking source, and face down a legendary American family at a rigged game it has no intention of losing.

June 1998. When Ella Dommerich's ninetysomething society queen aunt Julie ropes her into digging up dirt on Senator (and Presidential candidate) Franklin Hardcastle in order to settle old family scores, she couldn't be less enthusiastic. Pregnant Ella's recently ditched her unfaithful husband and settled into cozy--if complicated--domesticity with her almost-too-good-to-be-true musician boyfriend, Hector. But then the Hardcastle secrets lead to a web of shady dealings Ella's uncovered in her job as a financial analyst, and the bodies start to tumble out of the venerable woodwork. With the help of her ex-husband and her mysterious connection to a certain redheaded flapper, Ella digs up more than mere dirt...only to discover herself standing alone between a legendarily ruthless family and the prize it's sought for generations.

What ugly secrets lurk in the opulent enclaves--and bank accounts--of America's richest families? And can two determined women from two different generations thwart the murderous legacy of the demon liquor? - from Goodreads

Two books from Beatriz Williams in one year?  She is too good to us.  I don't even need to read blurbs for her books anymore - she always delivers!

24 comments:

  1. Agreed! Can't wait for this one!

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  2. I completely agree! I am definitely looking forward to this one too!

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  3. Ooh Beatriz Williams. I haven't read her but several of her books have looked good to me. Love the dual timeline with the 1920's as well...

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  4. I havent read any of her books yet, but I have seen them floating around on Bookstagram. I will have to check them out

    Here is my link:
    https://twogirlsandtheirbookishlife.blogspot.com/2021/08/cant-wait-wednesdays-summer-sons-by-lee.html

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  5. I have never read this author before. I hope this is a hit for you

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  6. I'm seeing more and more historical novels set in the 1920's. Hope this is another hit for you from Williams!

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  7. I like the cover. I hope you enjoy it once you get a chance to read it!

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  8. Good news... I didn't know Beatriz Williams had a new book coming!

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  9. I clearly need more Beatriz Williams in my life, bc I adore the sounds of Gin!

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  10. This does sound really interesting series! I am intrigued by the setting and the dual timeline. I hope that you love it! :)

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  11. I'm loving the 1920's setting for that one timeline. Hope this is another winner for you!

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