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.
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England summer sun.
found, of friendship, and of family ties…
—Karen White, New York Times Bestselling Author of Sea Change
sweeping saga of betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption
examines the often duplicitous nature of female friendships and family
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.
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
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
her plan is upended when Budgie, her ex-best friend, and Lily’s former fiancé
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.
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.
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
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 www.beatrizwilliams.com. Williams has a new novel publishing May 27, 2014, titled THE SECRET LIFE OF VIOLET GRANT.