Silverwood Author:Joanna Barnes It was said by some that Ada Prudhomme's most enduring legacy was the lavish estate she named Silverwood. Built in Los Angeles during the boom years of the '20s, it was certainly the fairest testimonial to her style and social standing. But to those who knew her best--the men and women who narrate this intricate, carefully wrought novel--Ada P... more »rudhomme's most enduring creation was undoubtedly herself.
Spanning the first fifty years of the twentieth century, "Silverwood" is the multilayered history of the tall, willowy blond who came out of nowhere to marry the wealthy financier Victor Prudhomme, and who is remembered as the devoted bride, the strong-willed matriarch, the imperious widow, the mistress of Silverwood, and one of Los Angeles' most formidable hostesses. Mysterious...beautiful...manipulative...loyal...was Ada the great lady she wanted to be, who defended her family against calculated attack? Or was she an opportunist who secured her dreams with the ferocity of a tigress?« less