Can’t Wait – Wednesdays #TemptationRag #CWW


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings , to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about…

This week I can’t wait to begin reading Temptation Rag, a historical fiction novel by Elizabeth Hutchison Bernard.

Seventeen year old Mary Convery, unhappy with her privileged life in turn of the century New York City, dreams of becoming a poet. When she meets the talented young Mike Bernard, an aspiring concert pianist, she immediately falls in love. But after their secret liaison is discovered, neither is prepared for the far-reaching consequences that will haunt them for decades. From Vaudeville’s greatest stars to the geniuses of early African American musical theater, an unforgettable cast of real life characters populate this richly fictionalized historical saga.

I can’t wait to get started… does it sound enticing to you?

Note – I will participating in a wonderful blog tour for this book courtesy of #HFVBTBlogTours, #HFVBTPartner and the author, #EHBernard


18 thoughts on “Can’t Wait – Wednesdays #TemptationRag #CWW

    1. It really does! I’m finding that not only do I like music and houses from this era, I like books set during this time frame as well. Who knew? I’ve always read books written in 18th and 19th century and stayed clear of early 20th century fiction. Silly me!

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      1. I like books set in that era also. If you like pre-WW2 and post WW1, I would suggest reading Monatuk when it comes out. Excellent book.

        I like the music from that era also!!

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      2. Would you believe it is sitting here waiting for me to write the review? I read so many books while we traveled back and forth to Las Vegas over the holidays and I just cannot wrap my thoughts around them all. Actually, I had to get my review for Dear Rosie out of my head. It filled it too full, if that makes sense. Now that it is out, I think I should be okay. LOL! Thank you for the recommendation. You are spot on! I loved it!


    1. I knew you would Christopher. It has so much atmosphere and weaves a lot of great names throughout. It’s good so far. You know, if you ever are this way, Indiana, we have a marvelous living history museum that recreates the bar where Cole Porter performed. The re-enactor does an amazing job going singing and playing Porter’s songs and people drink and dance. It’s like stepping back in time. Needless to say, I go there often.

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  1. Wow! I’m hooked! A wonderful and sweeping premise that promises to be epic its scope!

    Good luck with the blog tour … I’ve never done one of these but it looks fun! Being organised and engaged seems to be the key. Enjoy … you’ll do great!

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