Waiting on Wednesday: Diva by Jillian Larkin


Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

Diva (The Flappers #3)
Jillian Larkin

Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Releases on July 10, 2012
272 pages

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Parties, bad boys, speakeasies—life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles. If Marcus Eastman truly loved her, how could he have fallen for another girl so quickly? Their romance mustn't have been as magical as Clara thought. And if she has to be unhappy, she's going to drag everyone else down to the depths of despair right along with her.

Being a Barnard girl is the stuff of Lorraine Dyer's dreams. Finding out that Marcus is marrying a gold digger who may or may not be named Anastasia? A nightmare. The old Lorraine would have sat by and let the chips fall where they may, but she's grown up a lot these past few months. She can't bear to see Marcus lose a chance for true love. But will anyone listen to her?

Now that the charges against her have been dropped, Gloria Carmody is spending the last dizzying days of summer on Long Island, yachting on the sound and palling around with socialites at Forrest Hamilton's swanky villa. Beneath her smile, though, Gloria's keeping a secret. One that could have deadly consequences...

The Flappers series is one I stumbled upon by accident that I thought I wouldn't really care for, but found that I really enjoyed. I've always had a fascination with the 1920s and the characters in Larkin's series are fully developed and always over their heads in various shenanigans, often of illegal nature. I think I enjoyed book two, Ingenue, even more than the first one and it left off on a pretty large cliffhanger so I'm eager to see where the story is taken. I believe this is the last in the series, but who knows? I'm just looking forward to spending time with all the crazy teens of 1920s New York.