Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Book Giveaway: A HUNDRED SUMMERS By Beatriz Williams

By Beatriz Williams
Published: May 30, 2013
Berkley Trade Paperback Reprint: April 1, 2014

A HUNDRED SUMMERS by Beatriz Williams is now available in paperback.  This captivating tale will be just the book to get you in the mood for summer.  It was one of my favorites from 2013. See that 4 Star review HERE.

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who entered to win. 

To celebrate the re-release of A HUNDRED SUMMERS on paperback, check out this spotlight and enter to win your own copy below! Click on the photo below to purchase your own copy!

“Beatriz Williams does it again! A Hundred Summers sparkles like the New England summer sun.
A brilliantly told tale of love lost and found, of friendship, and of family ties…
Definitely a book for my keeper shelf.”
—Karen White, New York Times Bestselling Author of Sea Change

“Williams’ sweeping saga of betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption
trenchantly examines the often duplicitous nature of female friendships and family expectations”

Beatriz Williams burst onto the literary scene in 2012 with a debut novel so irresistible, it not only earned raves among trade reviewers and in the blogosphere, it snagged awards even before its pub date.  Championing heroic values and the fateful power of love, Overseas made romantics out of cynics and went on to become an international bestseller. 

On the heels of that captivating debut, Williams enchanted readers yet again with the hardcover release of A HUNDRED SUMMERS, an evocative Depression-era tale about love lost and found, and the devastating price of guarding secrets.  Now, a year after its original release, A HUNDRED SUMMERS (Berkley Trade Paperback Reprint; April 1, 2014; 978-0425270035; $16) reappears once again in trade paperback, just in time for beach season.

As the summer of 1938 opens, New York socialite Lily Dane has arrived at her family’s idyllic cottage on the Rhode Island coast with her mother and six-year-old sister in tow.  Seven years earlier, as a Smith College senior, Lily fell head-over-heels for Dartmouth quarterback Nick Greenwald in a whirlwind romance gone wrong.  Now, after a difficult year, Lily is looking forward to a rejuvenating respite in the place that helped her heal after her broken engagement. 

But her plan is upended when Budgie, her ex-best friend, and Lily’s former fiancĂ© arrive in Seaview for the season.  Newly married to Nick, Budgie intends to restore her family’s cottage and reclaim her spot in Seaview’s posh social scene.  The pair’s arrival rekindles a wildfire of gossip and casts a pall over Lily’s beloved home-away-from-home.  In this small class-conscious community, Lily is hard-pressed to avoid her faithless ex-friend.  Budgie is nothing if not seductive and resourceful and she soon pulls kindhearted Lily back into her orbit, insinuating herself into Lily’s good graces. 

As a cataclysmic hurricane churns north through the Atlantic, and uneasy secrets slowly reveal themselves, Lily and Nick will confront an emotional storm that will change their worlds forever.

Slipping gracefully back and forth between fictional Seaview and glimmering moneyed New York in the ‘30s, A HUNDRED SUMMERS brilliantly captures an endangered way of life and the twin devastations heaped upon a community that summer: the loss of innocence and the loss of a way of life. 

Beatriz Williams

About the author:

A Stanford University honors graduate with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London as a corporate and communications strategy consultant. She now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry. She is the author of the international bestseller Overseas and also writes as Juliana Gray. Visit her online at  Williams has a new novel publishing May 27, 2014, titled THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT.


Enter to win your very own copy of A HUNDRED SUMMERS.
All you have to do is fill out the form below.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  You may enter the giveaway only once.  The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  I will choose a winner on Friday, April 11, 2014, using I will email the winner and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose a new winner.  This giveaway is made possible by Berkley Books and Penguin Group. I am not responsible for items that are not delivered but will do my best to make sure you receive your prize. 

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