Tiny Little Thing

Tiny Little Thing

Book - 2015
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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 an 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 facade 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.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnams Sons, [2015]
ISBN: 9780399171307
0399171304
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 24 cm

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AnneCarolineDrake
Sep 09, 2017

A Hundred Summers is significantly better.

The first 200 or so pages are tedious. I was about to give it up when the surprising plot twists kicked in.

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msbteach
Apr 30, 2017

*****Great book! Wow, didn't see that ending coming! Love all of Beatriz Williams books!

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Mrgzmn
Apr 23, 2017

I really enjoyed this book. I set out to read more this year despite my busy mom life and this was the perfect book because it was an easy and entertaining read. The end was really surprising for me and I think that is why I enjoyed it the most.

athompson10 Aug 28, 2016

This one should be in the Romance section. OK story but very flowery and lots of yearning about the tall, dark, handsome one who got away (...or did he?)

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sbeck693
Jun 20, 2016

Tiny, The Perfect sister of the 3 meant to be the wife of a famous politician someday. Gave up her Ballet & her love...

booklady413 Jul 20, 2015

I found this story a little hard to get into, but on the whole worth reading until the end.

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marthabwaters
Jun 10, 2015

Beatriz Williams' books are great summer reads: full of dark family secrets and romance and frequently featuring an oceanfront setting. Her latest is no exception, focusing on the wife of an aspiring politician in the 1960s with some secrets of her own. There are familiar characters for those who have read Williams' other books, though it works fine as a standalone, and it's a fast, fun read that's hard to put down. Perfect for your summer vacation!

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Apr 23, 2017

Mrgzmn thinks this title is suitable for 20 years and over

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