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Under a Gilded Moon

(2020)
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Crawdads meets the Crawleys…Threaded through with a meticulously researched, well-crafted mystery, this is historical fiction at its best.” —Fiona Davis, nationally bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue

From the bestselling author of A Tangled Mercy comes an enthralling novel of secrets, a tumultuous war of ideas, and murder as classes collide in the shadow of Biltmore House.

Biltmore House, a palatial mansion being built by the Vanderbilts, American “royalty,” is in its final stages of construction in North Carolina. The country’s grandest example of privilege, it symbolizes the aspirations of its owner and the dreams of a girl, just as driven, who lives in its shadow.

Kerry MacGregor’s future is derailed when, after two years in college in New York City, family obligations call her home to the beautiful Appalachians. She is determined to distance herself from the opulence she sees rising in the Blue Ridge Mountains, however close its reach. Her family’s land is among the last pieces required to complete the Biltmore Estate. But something more powerful than an ambitious Vanderbilt heir could change Kerry’s fate as, one by one, more outsiders descend on the changing landscape—a fugitive from Sicily, a reporter chasing a groundbreaking story, a debutante tainted by scandal, and a conservationist prepared to put anyone at risk to stoke the resentment of the locals.

As Kerry finds herself caught in a war between wealth and poverty, innocence and corruption, she must navigate not only her own pride and desperation to survive but also the temptations of fortune and the men who control it.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
ISBN: 1-5420-1941-9 / 978-1-5420-1941-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
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Paperback Editions

December 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
ISBN: 1-5420-9003-2 / 978-1-5420-9003-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
ISBN: 1-71351-837-6 / 978-1-71351-837-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
ISBN: 1-71351-838-4 / 978-1-71351-838-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Under a Gilded Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU