The Palace at Dusk

A Novel

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Pub Date 24 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 25 Sep 2023
Girl Friday Productions, Girl Friday Books

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Description

Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Palace at Dusk explores the complexity of love in an illicit office romance. 

Harvard-educated corporate attorney Jasmine “Jae” Phillips promised herself that she wouldn’t date anyone at the office. She’s too focused on the job, and her meh dating history can be summed up with a shrug. Then came Brad Summers. 

When Jae’s colleague Brad enters her office—boyish and handsome with his tousled hair and sparkling green-gold eyes—and asks if she’d like to grab a drink, she’s flattered. Their conversation makes her feel alive, fascinating, and fun, and the lonely Jae can’t help but bask in Brad’s attention. Soon Jae is breaking her never-date-at-the-office rule. And when she later discovers that Brad has a wife and child, she finds herself breaking a much more serious rule. 

After Jae spends years in love with a man who isn’t hers and jeopardizes her career in the process, a series of unexpected developments shake her awake and force her to confront the cost—and the future—of their affair. She needs to make a choice, but love stories are rarely black and white, and the right path isn’t so clear. With her head and her heart pulling her in opposite directions, Jae must somehow chart a course between them in order to find her happily ever after.

Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Palace at Dusk explores the complexity of love in an illicit office romance. 

Harvard-educated corporate attorney Jasmine “Jae” Phillips...


A Note From the Publisher

AWARD-WINNING WRITING:
Terry’s The Trials of Adeline Turner was a 2022 Best Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction, a 2022 Independent Press Awards Winner in Chick-Lit, and a 2022 Independent Press Awards Winner in Romantic Comedy. Charming Falls apart also won awards: 2021 Independent Press Awards Winner in Chick-Lit, 2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Winner in Fiction: Romance, 2020 Best Book Awards Finalist in Best New Fiction, 2020 Best Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction, 2020 Best Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: General.

AWARD-WINNING WRITING:
Terry’s The Trials of Adeline Turner was a 2022 Best Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Women’s Fiction, a 2022 Independent Press Awards Winner in Chick-Lit, and a 2022...


Advance Praise

"Heartfelt and thought-provoking, The Palace at Dusk is the story of one woman’s quest to forge a life—and find love—on her own terms. Angela Terry is a fresh, luminous voice in women’s fiction.”
—Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Good for You

"Heartfelt and thought-provoking, The Palace at Dusk is the story of one woman’s quest to forge a life—and find love—on her own terms. Angela Terry is a fresh, luminous voice in women’s fiction.”
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ISBN 9781959411390
PRICE $18.95 (USD)
PAGES 384

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Great read. Characters are believable and well thought out. Great happily ever after. Overall an intriguing and interesting book to enjoy and recommend.

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I think the line that best summarizes this book is that the heart is hard to understand but I listen to it anyway. Yes, Jae and Brad's relationship was messy and complicated and at times Jae felt isolated and wary of revealing their secrets but the one thing she did know was that she truly loved him. He was the one who made her feel whole. Running away to a new city and job is simply that. Running away. I felt sorry for her with respect to Maya as it is amazing how "friends" can be used so loosely. She definitely went through very hard times both personally and professionally in San Francisco; however, it made her stronger and determined to have the life she wanted. A great read.

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💼 The Palace at Dusk 🏰
✨By: Angela Terry✨

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

The Palace as Dusk was such a captivating novel; the author developed the main characters beautifully! I felt as though I knew them and each of their personalities—without feeling like I had a ton of unnecessary filler information. I LOVED her writing style. I found it easy to read and concise (this is so important to me—too much verbiage and I zone out). Terry provided the perfect amount of information/description. Also, I love that this book had just a FEW main characters, much easier to keep track and stay absorbed in the story. 😅

This book is organized into three parts—background/beginnings of an affair, 7 years into the affair, and Jae’s happily ever after (but with WHO?? 😉) I could honestly go on and on about The Palace at Dusk, but I don’t want to spoil anything for those who may have it on their TBR (and if it’s not on your TBR…ADD IT NOW…you will not regret it). 👍🏼

If you are looking for a book that is going to make you feel all the feelings, then this one is for you! #emotionalrollercoaster

Terry did an amazing job representing multiple aspects of a women’s life and real struggles that we go through, such as people making you feel like you need to choose between a fulfilling career and a family, trying to ward off an office romance, and dealing with unexpected pregnancy/loss.

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The Palace at Dusk by Angela Terry published 10/24/23 by Girl Friday Productions. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC 💜! I voluntarily give my honest review and all opinions are my own.

I have mixed feelings about this book because it hits close to home. Harvard educated, corporate attorney Jasmine " Jae" Phillips wants to become partner at her firm -Levenfield LLP. She is a workaholic with a lackluster dating life. She even has a no-dating-coworkers policy that's tested and eventually broken. Brad Summers -a handsome real estate associate-asks her out for a drink and they eventually start dating. Little does Jae know that Brad has a wife and child. Jae goes through a lot of moral dilemmas leading a double life with Brad. These "entanglements" never end well. My father was married with a wife and 3 kids, but it wasn't enough. He ran through his office, abusing his power, and sleeping with women. Everyone knew except his family at home. He was so selfish thinking about himself and his needs. He thought financial support was all he needed to provide. Jae and Brad circumstances are different, but the feelings of guilt, desperation, and love are all the same. I was triggered by the story but felt Jae's struggles within and her fight for a HEA.

Rating: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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