Each of the three Schuyler sisters has her own world-class problems, but in the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. When Pepper fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction, she thinks she's finally found a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician.
But the car's new owner turns out to have secrets of her own, and as the glamorous and mysterious Annabelle Dommerich takes pregnant Pepper under her wing, the startling provenance of this car comes to light: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle's life from World War II stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts.
Indomitable heroines, a dazzling world of secrets, champagne at the Paris Ritz, and a sweeping love story for the ages in New York Times best-selling author Beatriz William's final book about the Schuyler sisters.
©2015 Beatriz Williams (P)2015 Penguin Audio
the story was exciting and the ending fooled me. narrator was excellent,played each role very believably.
Starts out with a girlish tone that dismayed me, but soon becomes evident that the writer has superbly portrayed the thinking of a young, naive teen. A gripping story from a talented story-teller!
I'm sorry but this woman's voice made both of the females unbearable to listen to, I actually would cringe when they would speak. Also when she did the voice for Frida the young girl I had to just fast forward. It made me hate the characters.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
This book goes back to Germany and the war and then comes forward. Was very interesting to listen to, because things like this that long ago probably did happen. It is sad the way some lives were torn apart, and yet others were brought together. Loved the book! Kathleen is one of my favorite narrators !!!
I so enjoy Audible...helps me get my to-do list accomplished.
I loved this book. I couldn't wait for the end....while never wanting it to end. Towards the end, I went in search of spoilers. Fortunately, I could not find any. Again an excellent performance by Kathleen M. Going to finish the series with A Tiny Thing. Have fun.
Unfortunately, although I believe I would like this story, I found it too confusing with the constant jumping back and forth between eras and people.
This is another of Beatriz Williams exciting historical jaunts through the twentieth century. Highly enjoyable, though the text could have used some judicious editing of the sex scenes in particular. A bit cringe-making!
The flash forward and flash back style
A tale of love and survival and reality
no too long for that but it did draw me back daily. I liked the characters and wanted to know more
Annabelle Dommerich pays a huge price at auction for a vintage Mercedes roadster that was refurbished by Pepper Schuyler when found in a barn at the Schuyler family home on Cape Cod. Pepper is hoping the money will help support her and her unborn child while she is on the run from the baby's father, a sitting US senator who is married. But Annabelle takes Pepper under her protection and begins a tale of how the roadster assisted her in escaping Germany in 1938 with her German husband and Jewish lover. The tale is a mix of Pepper's ordeal in 1966 and Annabelle's story in 1938. The reader is kept in suspense trying to figure out who came to the US with Annabelle and who does she seek following the death of her spouse. Very good performance by Kathleen McInerney.
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