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A Bright Young Thing

(2021)
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In early 1930s England, a young firebrand finds herself on a fraught and dangerous road to independence.

In 1931 England, Astra Davies defies all the conventions. Clever, witty, and determined, Astra smokes, drinks, plays a mean piano, and gallivants around London with her beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. But Astra finds herself in a tight spot when her parents die suddenly, leaving her with a raft of debts. With few marketable skills and a closet full of family secrets, Astra has two choices: find a rich husband or make her own way.

A fiercely driven woman like Astra is not about to cast her lot in with a man, especially out of desperation. And since the only man she fancies--Jeremy Harris, the Earl of Dunreaven--is as hard up as she is, her way forward is clear. But the path to independence is a bumpy one fraught with hazards and heartbreaking choices. A blackmailing socialite threatens to derail Astra's reputation. A brainless business partner just might drive her even further into debt. And a series of bruising scandals dogs her every step of the way.

From the bustle of London to the country estates of the aristocracy, Astra embarks on a journey that tests her brains, wit, and mettle as never before. But one way or another, Astra Davies is dead set on proving she's no ordinary Bright Young Thing.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"A Bright Young Thing is an intriguing novel of mystery, love, and survival in the glittering and backstabbing high society of 1930s England...Brianne Moore weaves a rich story of scheming socialites, dark family secrets, and a determined heroine that will captivate readers until the end." - Georgie Blalock

"Charming and clever, A Bright Young Thing is historical fiction you won't want to put down. A thoroughly enjoyable read that will resonate with readers today." - Judithe Little


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Title: A Bright Young Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Brianne Moore
ISBN: 1-64385-533-6 / 978-1-64385-533-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alcove Press
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Title: A Bright Young Thing
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Title: A Bright Young Thing
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Title: A Bright Young Thing
Author(s): Brianne Moore
ISBN: 1-66651-882-4 / 978-1-66651-882-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
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September 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Bright Young Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Brianne Moore
Publisher: Alcove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU