In my quest to not fail my Goodreads Reading Challenge for the fourth year in a row, I went a little overboard in requesting books from the library. One of those books that I recently hauled the three blocks back to our house was A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams.

A Certain Age: A Novel is the third book I’ve read by Williams and I have to admit Along the Infinite Sea still outranks all of them.  

A Certain Age takes the reader on an adventure through Prohibition-era New York City alongside the innocent Sophie Fortescue and the unnerving Mrs. Marshall. Throughout the novel, both women fall in love, experience disappointment and witness a scandalous crime that will forever change both of their lives.

The book captured my attention from the start, although it lagged a little in the middle. I found myself not really caring what happened to either character. But it’s possible that I wasn’t giving it the time or attention it deserved. Especially since I’m still in awe of the way Williams can turn a phrase. 

I give it 3 stars because when I did find time to read it, I really felt like I was standing on the sidewalks of Manhattan waiting for a forest green Model T to pull up to the curb.

What have you been reading lately?

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