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 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. . .
Praise for Kathryn Jordan (writing as Katharine Kerr)
“Kerr’s latest novel, set in her fantasy world of Deverry, weaves together two distinct stories of love and magic in a richly detailed, intricately plotted tale. Highly recommended.” —Library Journal on A Time of Exile
“No one does real, live, gritty Celtic fantasy better than Katharine Kerr.” —Judith Tarr
“Breakneck plotting, punning, and romance make for a mostly fast, fun read.” —Publishers Weekly on Water to Burn
“The world of Deverry is richly detailed, and Kerr's characters are genuinely appealing.” —Library Journal on A Time of Omens