A Hundred Summers
ISBN 9781101596517 | 368 pages | 30 May 2013 | Putnam Adult | 18 - AND UP
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As the 1938 hurricane bears down on Rhode Island, a storm of another kind is brewing in this novel that “blends history, romance, and social commentary into...much more than a summer guilty pleasure” (Connecticut Post)...
Memorial Day, 1938
Lily Dane has returned to Seaview, Rhode Island, where her family has summered for generations. It’s an escape not only from New York’s social scene but from a heartbreak that still haunts her. Here, among the seaside community that has embraced her since childhood, she finds comfort in the familiar rituals of summer.
But this summer is different. Budgie and Nick Greenwald—Lily’s former best friend and former fiancé—have arrived, too, and Seaview’s elite are abuzz. Under Budgie’s glamorous influence, Lily is seduced into a complicated web of renewed friendship and dangerous longing.
As a cataclysmic hurricane churns north through the Atlantic, and uneasy secrets slowly reveal themselves, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional storm that will change their worlds forever…
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Includes a Reader's Guide
Praise for A Hundred Summers
“[A] fast-paced love story…the scorching sun illuminates a friend’s betrayal and reignites a romance.”
— O, The Oprah Magazine
“Perfect for fans of the Gossip Girl series.” — People
“Summer of 1938: A scandalous love triangle and a famous hurricane converge in a New England beach community. Add in a betrayal between friends, a marriage for money, and a Yankee pitcher, and it’s a perfect storm.”
“A candidate for this year’s big beach read.” —Kirkus
“Novels as masterfully done as A Hundred Summers come along only about that often. Beatriz Williams delivers an intricately woven tale of friendship, betrayal, old families, and closely guarded secrets. It is what every beach book should aspire to be – smart and engrossing.”
—Elin Hilderbrand, author of Beautiful Day and the bestselling Summerland
"Smart, delicious writing... Williams adds a signature touch of historic drama."
"Williams' sweeping saga of betrayal, sacrifice, and redemption trenchantly examines the often duplicitous nature of female friendships and family friendships."
“A Hundred Summers delivers swoons and intrigue against the backdrop of the 1938 New England hurricane….Williams evokes the era effortlessly and delights in ripping the rug out from under the reader just when the riddles seem easiest to solve. Filled with delicious scandals, catty socialites, and true love, this beach read deserves pride of place in every vacationer’s tote bag.”
— Shelf Awareness
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 that strangle… Definitely a book for my keeper shelf.
—Karen White New York Times-bestselling author of Sea Change
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