In 1915, starstruck Jack Abadie strikes out for the gilded streets of the most sinful town in the country—Hollywood. With him, he takes a secret that his country hometown would never understand.
After years of hard work and a chance invitation to a gay gentlemen's club, Jack is discovered. Soon, his talent, matinee idol good looks, and affable personality propel him to the height of stardom. But fame breeds distrust.
Meeting Wyatt Maitland turns Jack’s life upside down. He wants to be worthy of his good fortune, but old demons haunt him. Only through Wyatt's strength can Jack face that which keeps him from being the man he wants to be. Love without trust is empty.
As the 1920s roar, scandals rock the movie industry. Public tolerance of Hollywood's decadence has reached its limit. Under pressure to clean up its act, Jack’s studio issues an ultimatum. Either forsake the man he loves and remain a box office darling, or follow his heart and let his shining star fade to tarnished gold.
Really enjoyed the author's writing style. I felt like I was watching an old black and white movie will reading this story. Felt very true to the period. - Elisa
This story was absolutely wonderful, the author truly did a fabulous job. This story takes you back and makes you feel as if you were actually living during this era. Tarnished Gold was very thorough and the characters were well developed. You do not feel like you are missing anything in this book. There was one part in the book that made me want to cry, my heart was very saddened regarding this one character and I think I mourned him for rest of the book, the same as the characters in the book. Tarnished God sucks you in from the beginning and you can't stop reading until the very end. - Denise
Recommended Book! Brita Addams has written a sweeping saga about the Golden Age of Hollywood. In Tarnished Gold, by following the career of Jack Abadie, she gives us a glimpse at the history of movies from the early days of the silent films-or "flickers" as they were called-through the "Roaring Twenties", up to the start of the 1930s. - Pattycake - Mrs. Condit Reads Books Reviews
Right from the beginning I was drawn in and I stayed there til the very end. I didn't want to put this book down. The author has written a beautiful story of a Hollywood gone by, a time when on the outside everything looked glamorous and easy but on the inside things weren't easy.
Tarnished Gold is an easy and very enjoyable read. The secondary characters were great, having family that were accepting was a breath of fresh air.
There wasn't anything that I would change or I thought the author missed. This is that perfect feel good story. This story is what I look for when I want a relaxing read without all that angst. If you love Historicals you'll love this book or if you have never read one it's a great book to be your first
I highly recommend Tarnished Gold. - Monika - World of Diversity Book Reviews