1899. Manhatten, New York. The Holland family is the envy of many. They are old money. The daughters, Elizabeth and Diana are everything young debutantes are expected to be. Society is unaware that the family is struggling financially after Mr. Holland’s death. It seems Elizabeth may have to marry rich to keep the family afloat. But Elzabeth’s carriage slips on the icy roads and overturns near the East River. Her body is never found.
Comments from the Fledglings:
Loved the descriptions of settings and clothing.
Very like novels from the late 1800s.
Setting was the best part of the book.
Story itself was quite predictable.
Descriptions were fabulous.
Characters were very believeable.
All of the characters were well drawn and had both good and bad qualities.
Definitely better than thought it would be.
Everyone loved the cover — DRESSES!
Not a typical teen roamnce.
Final rating: 7.625 out of 10
protect the diamonds
survive the clubs
dig deep through the spades
feel the hearts
Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.
That’s when the first ace arrives in the mail.
That’s when Ed becomes the messenger.
Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?
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