Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Wicked Widow
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
11 posts | 7 read | 3 to read
Gin Kelly, the wicked redhead, is back! Readers will delight in next installment of the Wicked City series by New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams. June 1925. Audacious Appalachian flapper Geneva "Gin" Kelly prepares to trade her high-flying ways for respectable marriage to Oliver Anson Marshall, a steadfast Prohibition agent who happens to hail from one of New York's most distinguished families. But just as wedding bells chime, the head of the notorious East Coast rum-running racket--and Anson's mortal enemy--turns up murdered at a society funeral, and their short-lived honeymoon bliss goes up in a spectacular blaze that sends Anson back undercover...and into the jaws of a trap from which not even Gin can rescue him. As violence explodes around her, Gin must summon all her considerable moxie to trace the tentacles of this sinister organization back to their shocking source, and face down a legendary American family at a rigged game it has no intention of losing. June 1998. When Ella Dommerich's ninetysomething society queen aunt Julie ropes her into digging up dirt on Senator (and Presidential candidate) Franklin Hardcastle in order to settle old family scores, she couldn't be less enthusiastic. Pregnant Ella's recently ditched her unfaithful husband and settled into cozy--if complicated--domesticity with her almost-too-good-to-be-true musician boyfriend, Hector. But then the Hardcastle secrets lead to a web of shady dealings Ella's uncovered in her job as a financial analyst, and the bodies start to tumble out of the venerable woodwork. With the help of her ex-husband and her mysterious connection to a certain redheaded flapper, Ella digs up more than mere dirt...only to discover herself standing alone between a legendarily ruthless family and the prize it's sought for generations. What ugly secrets lurk in the opulent enclaves--and bank accounts--of America's richest families? And can two determined women from two different generations thwart the murderous legacy of the demon liquor?
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Judybskt
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image
Pickpick

A last minute beach vacation gave me some extra time to read this 5 ✨ book! Loved it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Beatriz!! Have fun!! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Lovely beach treasures! 2mo
27 likes2 comments
blurb
Judybskt
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image

Starting a good one!

16 likes1 stack add
review
mobodie
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
Mehso-so

This book is one that jumps from one story set in the past to another that is taking place in the future or in this case 1998. I really liked this book, but the connection between the stories was kinda muddled. Also, it wasn't until after I finished it that I realized that there may be other books that connect to this one. Those might clear a couple things up for me.

blurb
JGadz11
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image

Mediocre review from me⭐️⭐️⭐️. Keeping track of the characters and their aliases and connections was difficult, and Williams‘ attempt at Gin‘s mountain dialect primarily consists of an excessive removal of the -ly suffix. Lame. With that said, I enjoyed the plot and intend to read the first two novels in the series.

blurb
Judybskt
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image

1. Tagged - hopefully
2. LOL - I see it way too often.

#two4tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 👍📖📚 9mo
14 likes1 comment
review
Livermore704
post image
Pickpick

This third book in the Wicked City series does not disappoint.

blurb
Judybskt
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image

🎄Historical Fiction - Beatriz Williams
🎄There we‘re a few earlier this Fall - they just didn‘t grab my attention
🎄A peaceful morning

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Lovely ☮️ 💜🍇 11mo
9 likes1 comment
blurb
Jensol77
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image

1. Possibly Wisconsin Dells - I take my kids instead of buying gifts (they get a few small ones under the tree)
2. Beatriz Williams, Kate Quinn, Kristin Hannah & Ruta Sepetys (Fountains of Silence is a beautiful heartbreak); sometimes Jodi Picolut and Taylor Jenkins Reid
3. Wall of exhaustion & green tea 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes to all of #2!!! I haven‘t like Jodi‘s last couple, but holding out hope for her new one!! 12mo
Jensol77 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Picolot is hit or miss. Small Great Things was the 💣💣💣. 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jensol77 I agree and yes it was!! 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to purchase this one!! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jensol77 totally agree!! 11mo
4 likes5 comments
blurb
Jensol77
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image

1. The Wicked Widow ❤️
2. Veteran‘s Day 🇺🇸
3. Run-on sentences

@MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Yes, Veterans!!!! 🇺🇸 Thanks for playing 🍂📖😂 12mo
4 likes1 comment
blurb
Jensol77
The Wicked Widow: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
post image

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait for this one!! 13mo
4 likes1 comment
review
ChaoticMissAdventures
post image
Mehso-so

My fault for getting the arc and not realizing it was the 3rd in a series. But this was just fine. I wish it had been 1 or 2 books on Gin. The current timeline added nothing to the story. I am in general not a fan of duel timelines. The writing was just fine. Often the uneducated voice felt forced and exaggerated for no need. I still do not know what "swan" means after she used it a dozen times.