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The Resource Newport : a novel, Jill Morrow

Newport : a novel, Jill Morrow

Label
Newport : a novel
Title
Newport
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jill Morrow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1921, Newport When attorney Adrian de la Noye arrives at his client's summer estate, he expects to revise the elderly millionaire's will and return to Boston without delay. But nothing is quite as it seems. The staunchly practical Bennet Chapman is the firm's wealthiest and most formidable client, and so the lawyer is astonished to find the man with a twinkle in his eye, a spring in his step, and hastily engaged to a much younger woman. The Chapman heirs have arrived en masse prepared to defend their fortune, and Adrian is unsettled to discover he recognizes the future Mrs. Chapman--Catherine Walsh a figure from his past. What's more, the beguiling Catherine and her ethereally beautiful niece have managed to hook the entire household onto séances featuring the ghost of the first Mrs. Chapman. A specter who demands all be left to the new bride, and who knows far more about long-hidden secrets than is comfortable. As truths are revealed each participant must decide what to do with the revelations that will impact their fortunes and futures."--
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Summary
"In a glamorous Newport mansion filled with secrets, a debonair lawyer must separate truth from deception. Spring 1921. The Great War is over, Prohibition is in full swing, the Great Depression is still years away. Wealthy families flock to the glittering "summer cottages" they built in Newport, Rhode Island. Having sheltered in Newport during his misspent youth, attorney Adrian de la Noye is no stranger to the city. Though he'd prefer to forget the place, he returns to revise the will of a well-heeled client. Bennett Chapman's offspring have the usual concerns about their father's much-younger fianceâe. But when they learn of the old widower's firm belief that his late first wife, who "communicates" via sâeance, has chosen the stunning Catharine Walsh for him, they're shocked. And for Adrian, encountering Catharine in the last place he saw her decades ago proves to be a far greater surprise. Adrian is here to handle a will, and he intends to do so--just as soon as he unearths every last secret about theChapmans, Catharine Walsh. and his own very fraught history. Vividly bringing to life the glitzy era of the 1920s, Newport is a skillful alchemy of social satire, dark humor, and finely drawn characters"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10423891
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrow, Jill
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O7784
LC item number
N49 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Seances
  • Satire
Target audience
adult
Label
Newport : a novel, Jill Morrow
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 356, 15 pages
Isbn
9780062375858
Lccn
2015026002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • 893452861
  • (OCoLC)893452861
Label
Newport : a novel, Jill Morrow
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 356, 15 pages
Isbn
9780062375858
Lccn
2015026002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • 893452861
  • (OCoLC)893452861

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