Who doesn’t love the 1920s? Flirty flappers, sexy speakeasies and fast cars, it’s a time rife with change. With gay parties and bright young things determined to have a good time despite the worries lurking when the parties end, there is inherent conflict in the time. Beyond the parties that the era is best known for, It was an age of social unrest, of turbulent politics and a population determined to find new ways after the old ones had led to war and sadness.
|In Let’s Misbehave, out this month by Rae Summers, Gabrielle and Simon struggle with their identities in 1920s England. Gabrielle has already left behind the past, eschewing her noble heritage to become a modern woman. Simon is caught between his desire to live a life “full of spontaneity and joy” and his obligation to his family’s birthright. Both characters are seeking to fill an emotional emptiness and discover what being a "modern" person really entails. This novella is a quick ride that RT Reviewer Kate Gerard says, “conveys a depth of feeling that is not reached by many novels triple its size.”|