Our Salt Water Reads Pick for June is The Way of Beauty by Camille DiMaio
Kourtney and I are thrilled to announce our June pick for Salt Water Reads is The Way of Beauty by Camille DiMaio. Set against the backdrop of New York City, this historical fiction novel follows two generations of women as they strive to live, love and earn the right to vote. We are obsessed with the retro vibe of the cover and that the author is also a fellow Southerner and a Texan! We are excited to get started this month and we hope that you will join us. To see what all the buzz is about, click here.
Good Reads Synopsis:
Vera Keller, the daughter of German immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York City, finds her life upended when the man she loves becomes engaged to another woman. But Angelo Bellavia has also inadvertently opened up Vera’s life to unexpected possibilities. Angelo’s new wife, Pearl, the wealthy daughter of a clothing manufacturer, has defied her family’s expectations by devoting herself to the suffrage movement. In Pearl, Vera finds an unexpected dear friend…and a stirring new cause of her own. But when Pearl’s selfless work pulls her farther from Angelo and their son, the life Vera craved is suddenly within her reach—if her conscience will allow her to take it.
Her choice will define not only her future but also that of her daughter, Alice.
Vera and Alice—a generation and a world apart—are bound by the same passionate drive to fulfill their dreams. As first mother and then daughter come of age in a city that is changing as rapidly as its skyline, they’ll each discover that love is the only constant.