Tiny Little thing by Beatriz Williams
Release date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Penguin Publishing group
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Pre-Order: Amazon BN
Synopsis: In the summer of 1966, Christina Hardcastle—“Tiny” to her illustrious family—stands on the brink of a breathtaking future. Of the three Schuyler sisters, she’s the one raised to marry a man destined for leadership, and with her elegance and impeccable style, she presents a perfect camera-ready image in the dawning age of television politics. Together she and her husband, Frank, make the ultimate power couple: intelligent, rich, and impossibly attractive. It seems nothing can stop Frank from rising to national office, and he’s got his sights set on a senate seat in November.
But as the season gets underway at the family estate on Cape Cod, three unwelcome visitors appear in Tiny’s perfect life: her volatile sister Pepper, an envelope containing incriminating photograph, and the intimidating figure of Frank’s cousin Vietnam-war hero Caspian, who knows more about Tiny’s rich inner life than anyone else. As she struggles to maintain the glossy façade on which the Hardcastle family’s ambitions are built, Tiny begins to suspect that Frank is hiding a reckless entanglement of his own…one that may unravel both her own ordered life and her husband’s promising career.
My Thoughts: I have loved Beatriz William's books since I read 'Overseas'. Tiny Little thing wasn't any different. I simply loved this book. Christina "Tiny" Hardcastle is the perfect wife. Everyone expects her to do everything perfectly all the time. She was born to be a politicians wife. Before Tiny married Frank she met another man, Caspian, She fell in love with Caspian and wondered if she was doing the right thing by marrying Frank. Turns out Caspian was Frank's cousin, Caspian didn't know Tiny was Franks fiance and Tiny did not know that Caspian was Franks cousin. Tiny believes that the Hardcastle family put Caspian up to luring Tiny back to the "big house" to marry Frank. It was all a misunderstanding. Tiny marries Frank and Caspian returns to the war.
Two years later, Caspian lost a leg and returns to the "big house" while Frank runs for office. This is a book about making the right decisions for yourself and not everyone else. Ms. Williams will make you feel like you've entered the 60s with this book. It truly is a shining star.
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