BookTowne Welcomes Jamie Brenner, author of "Gilt," LIVE at Brielle Library

BookTowne Welcomes Jamie Brenner, author of "Gilt," LIVE at Brielle Library

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Brielle Public Library

610 South Street

Brielle, NJ 08730

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BookTowne Welcomes Author Jamie Brenner of "Gilt" LIVE at the Brielle Public Library

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Join BookTowne in welcoming Jamie Brenner for a live book discussion of her new book, "Gilt." She will be answering your questions and signing books for those interested.


One perfect diamond ring, three divided sisters, and a summer that threatens to change everything sets the tone for acclaimed author Jamie Brenner’s latest novel. Telling the multi-generational tale of three sisters who are heiresses to a famous jewelry dynasty with a secret past, GILT is not only a luxurious and compelling new novel, but a feminist-driven narrative about how jewelry and femininity have historically intertwined.

The Pavlin family built an empire on love. As the first jewelers to sell diamond rings exclusively for proposals, they started a tradition that has defined engagements ever since. But when an ill-fated publicity stunt pits the three Pavlin sisters against one another for a famous family jewel, their bond is broken. No ordinary diamond ring, the Electric Rose splinters the sisters, leaving one unlucky in love, one escaping to the shores of Cape Cod, and the other, ultimately, dead.

Now, over a decade later, the only Pavlin granddaughter, Gemma Maybrook, is still reconciling the reality of her mother's death. Left orphaned and cast out by her family after the tragic accident, Gemma is ready to reclaim what should have been hers: the Electric Rose. And, as a budding jewelry designer in her own right, Gemma isn't just planning on recovering her mother's lost memento, she's coming back for everything.

From Manhattan’s tony Fifth Avenue to the vibrant sands of Provincetown, GILT follows the Pavlin women as they are forced to confront the mistakes of the past if they have any hope of finding love and happiness of their own.

As the dynastic Pavlin women unearth long-held family secrets, GILT displays the dynamic and delicious relationships between the three. With its elevated pitch, sweeping family drama, glamorous setting, and captivating romance, GILT stands out in the contemporary women's fiction arena. Jamie Brenner has cemented her spot as a voice for all ages, and her multi-generational story for mothers, daughters, and granddaughters demonstrates this flawlessly.


Jamie Brenner is the author of six novels, including Blush and The Forever Summer. She grew up in suburban Philadelphia on a steady diet of Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz novels, and later moved to New York City to live like the heroines of her favorite books. Jamie now divides her time between Philadelphia and Provincetown.

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