The Gin Lovers, by Jamie BrennerRead about another entry on the list.
New York City is in the midst of the Roaring Twenties, and you’d think a society woman would have her pick of fun adventures, but Charlotte is stuck in a loveless marriage. Until, that is, the arrival of her younger sister-in-law turns out to be her entry into the hidden speakeasys of the city and an answer to finding love. The story is great journey into this long-ago period and is sprinkled with appearances of some of the real people from the era, and it breathes life into various fascinating worlds in 1920’s New York.
This was originally published as a serial novel, which means the pace is refreshingly brisk. It’s also about something I love in romances: the heroine coming to realize her own strength.