Flickers

Flickers

Kathryn Jordan / Apr 06, 2020

Flickers Set in the dynamic years leading up to the Roaring Twenties Flickers turns its lens on California s glamorous silent film era as Victorian civilities are swept away by a bold new century Violet Wint

  • Title: Flickers
  • Author: Kathryn Jordan
  • ISBN: 9781601834997
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Paperback
  • Set in the dynamic years leading up to the Roaring Twenties, Flickers turns its lens on California s glamorous silent film era, as Victorian civilities are swept away by a bold new century Violet Winters is the daughter of one of California s wealthy robber barons Jack Sutter is the gardener s son In their youth, the two were inseparable But in 1913 everythingSet in the dynamic years leading up to the Roaring Twenties, Flickers turns its lens on California s glamorous silent film era, as Victorian civilities are swept away by a bold new century Violet Winters is the daughter of one of California s wealthy robber barons Jack Sutter is the gardener s son In their youth, the two were inseparable But in 1913 everything is changing, and despite their feelings for each other, adulthood has come between them Their vastly different social positions leads Violet to marry the aloof but socially perfect Maury Rediston Jack vows to win Violet back while carving out a new life for himself in the burgeoning motion picture industry Tip Rediston, Violet s brother in law, also gets drawn into the bohemian world of the flickers As handsome as he is troubled, Tip starts his climb to stardom despite his family s disapproval But as social changes, political upheaval, and war change the world around them, Violet, Jack, and Tip learn that things are never as easy as they seem on the silver screen.

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    194 Comments

    1. Thanks Kensington Books and netgalley for this ARC.Very lyrical and romantic, a tale of heartbreak, love, and finding yourself


    2. This book is fantastic! It is a sweeping tale about love in the 1910s, following both the rise of the film industry and World War I. There is so much to cover, it's hard to know where to start. Violet is from a wealthy family in the 1910s. Her father is a businessman, and her mother is an invalid. At the start of the book, after a short narrative from her childhood, she is about to marry Maury Rediston, a man from her "set" who has the approval of her family. She doesn't really want to marry him [...]


    3. This is a combination of Hollywood type gossip and behind the scenes of the lives of the wealthy and proper families. Taking place in times of great social change and political upheaval, the story centers on a love between mismatched neighbors and best friends, Violet and Jack.Violet is the dutiful daughter. Her mother is too ill to run the household, so Violet learns at any early age where her responsibilities lie. She knows her place and what is expected of her. Jack knows his place, but also [...]


    4. A solid 4.5 stars. I found the story engaging & well written. From a historical perspective, I found it quite fascinating to read about the stigma of the early film industry, as well as the many taboos of the era. An era where your father chose your husband, most women weren't allowed a secondary education, but were instead left at the mercy of capricious husbands. Where class & standing meant everything to society. This is sprawling tale of love, heartache, betrayal, redemption & fi [...]


    5. Kathryn Jordan's FLICKERS is a disappointment. The description made it sound like an exciting tale of the 20s and the birth of movies. But it just went on and on about two young people in love, one of whom marries the wrong man. And blah, blah, blah. I kept reading, and reading, and the plot seemed encased in concrete. And like a good pair of cement overshoes, it should be ditched never to resurface.


    6. Quite different from the fantasy/scifi novels Jordan has written as Katharine Kerr! This historical romance, set in the very early days of the American film industry, has quite a linear narrative, unlike the very convoluted Deverry timeline. It's a fascinating time to set a story - you've got WW1, the rise of the women's suffrage movement, the threat of Prohibition - and some of the themes are very familiar to Kit's regular readers.


    7. Charming insight into California around the time of WWI & the beginnings of the movie industry. Details about class differences, racism etc. are not overplayed. The characters are interesting and feel very real. Fans of historical fiction will like this.


    8. Wonderful work by Katherine Kerr in a different genre1920s California comes to life in this wonderful story about movies, love, and changing times. The only thing it's missing is a sequel.



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