The Necklace
by Claire McMillan


Overview - In this "glittering, Gatsby-esque" ( Publishers Weekly ) novel, two generations of Quincy women--a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and a young lawyer--are bound by a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace.

Always the black sheep of the tight-knit Quincy clan, Nell is cautious when she's summoned to the elegantly shabby family manor after her great-aunt Loulou's death.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In this "glittering, Gatsby-esque" (Publishers Weekly) novel, two generations of Quincy women--a bewitching Jazz Age beauty and a young lawyer--are bound by a spectacular and mysterious Indian necklace.

Always the black sheep of the tight-knit Quincy clan, Nell is cautious when she's summoned to the elegantly shabby family manor after her great-aunt Loulou's death. A cold reception from the family grows chillier when they learn Loulou has left Nell a fantastically valuable heirloom: an ornate necklace from India that Nell finds stashed in a Crown Royal whiskey bag in the back of a dresser. As predatory relatives circle and art experts begin to question the necklace's provenance, Nell turns to the only person she thinks she can trust--the attractive and ambitious estate lawyer who definitely is not part of the old-money crowd.

More than just a piece of jewelry, the necklace links Nell to a long-buried family secret involving Ambrose Quincy, who brought the necklace home from India in the 1920s as a dramatic gift for May, the woman he intended to marry. Upon his return, he discovered that May had married his brother Ethan, the "good" Quincy, devoted to their father. As a gesture of friendship, Ambrose gave May the necklace anyway.

Crisp as a gin martini, fresh as a twist of lime, The Necklace is the charming and intoxicating story "written with wit, compassion, and a meticulous attention to period and cultural detail" (Kirkus Reviews) of long-simmering family resentments and a young woman who inherits a secret much more valuable than a legendary necklace.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781501165054
  • ISBN-10: 1501165054
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publish Date: August 2018
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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