Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe novels. She was born in California, the daughter of a cab driver and a painter. She writes for various New . I’m a sucker for great relationships between female characters. beautiful days anna godberson Beautiful Days picks up where its predecessor. I read Bright Young Things, the first in the series with the same name, early last year and pretty much loved it. Anna Godbersen has been a.

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For the bright young things ofthe beautiful days seem endless, filled with romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, friendship and rivalry.

I listened to the audio version of this book from Amazon’s Audible. But things quickly change. Her voice was smooth and she livened the story. Most of the reason should be credited to Ms. At the end of Bright Young ThingsI was very curious to see what would come next.

It just showed how we do not have to be the same in order to be friends. I really liked the scenes at the speakeasies. I had enjoyed Bright Young Things quite a bit and had been fond of all three main characters.

Sometimes, when listening to a book instead of reading it, the choice of the reader can be a terrible mistake that can negatively affect the book. As with the first book there are sections where the story goes along quite slowly giving the reader time to get to know the characters well but when the action does finally kick of you find yourself glued to every word and needing to know what is going to happen next.

If you are a history junkie, you probably won’t care for it.

Beautiful Days

I must admit that I’ve always found something slightly sinister about the relationship between Astrid and Cordelia’s half-brother Charlie. It’s hardly historical fiction, despite the fact that it’s set in the 20s. Despite the tragedies that occurred at the end of Bright Young Godberseh, Beautiful Days has a very whimsical feel to it.


I should like her – she’s quite and meek, a listener rather than someone to put her foot in her mouth most unlike Anita Blake, one of my least favorite characters. I would give Caitlin 5 stars. I was afraid that with them living on Long Island that there wouldn’t be as much action as if they had been living in Manhattan, but they still made it to the city a few times.

Finally, I will admit to favoring Thom Gocbersen. The boy was one step away from being in the Women’s Temperance Movement. When things don’t go her way she blames them instead of taking her future in her own hands. I liked that Charlie had a bigger role in the story as now he has to take over his Fathers Empire.

Unfortunately, I found myself turned off by Cordelia and her inexplicable attraction to the pompous, self-righteous hypocrite Mac Darby so much that not even the story of Letty and her attempts to start her singing career could carry me through.

Sometimes when other historical fiction writers write these period novels, you only have a favour for the time and you read along with an understanding of what life at this time was like. Sep 24, Lisa rated anha really liked it Shelves: There are a small cast of new characters as well as recurring minor ones – all of which gidbersen delightful additions to read about alongside the three main girls.

Cordelia is put in charge of a new night club that Charlie is opening. I must admit that I was also disappointed that eays book set inin NYC Counting down to book three already. A sense of contentment and complete fulfilment will wash over you as you bathe in the happiness of Letty, Cordelia and Astrid.

I think she’s always been my favourite of the three, just because she has that unmasked sincerity and girlish charm to her that never goes away. By the end she finally starts to beautitul an independent young dqys. I felt that the way the author mixed in the gang scene with the girly lifestyle of those times was done very well. So I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of her second book in the mail.


Letty, Cordelia and Astrid have all formed into characters which I love to read about and although, the majority of the time, you are merely following their lives – it makes it an interesting and sparkling read.

Charlie Grey is a gangster playing a dangerous game; beautirul for Astrid, Cordelia, and Letty, the stakes could be deadly. Although this was confusing in the beginning, I think it worked perfectly in the long run. There are so many times when it fays me of The Great Gatsby, with the lavish parties and free-flowing alcohol and flapper dialogue.

I’ve read mixed reviews on this one, but I’m glad to see you liked it.

Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things, #2) by Anna Godbersen

She was so interesting in the first novel and became nothing more than a stereotypically silly girl obsessed with her wedding. But I was missing t So far, this trilogy is turning out to be more of a whimper than a roar. Book 1 seemed to have ggodbersen more oomph than book 2 did. Even though I didn’t enjoy Beautiful Days quite as much as the previous book, I was still happy to be back in Godbersen’s world.

Want to Read saving…. Jul 26, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Godbersen continues to utilise the third person multiple perspectives style that she has used in all her past novels. Prohibition is enforced in the States which is the national ban on the sale, manufacturing and distribution of alcohol.