Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Hundred Summers - Beatriz Williams

Title: A Hundred Summers
Author: Beatriz Williams
Pages: 357
Published: 2013
Genre: Historical Fiction
Edition: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description: Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak. 

That is, until the Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview.

Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married—an event that set off a wildfire of gossip among the elite of Seaview, who have summered together for generations. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene, and she insinuates herself back into Lily's friendship with an overpowering talent for seduction...and an alluring acquaintance from their college days, Yankees pitcher Graham Pendleton. But the ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations. (via Goodreads)

Thoughts:  I had heard about this book about a couple years through some of the blogs that I follow and was intrigued with the book.  I really like how the book went between different years.  I also like how the characters were drawn up and relatable. 

Bottom line: While I felt that the books was an okay read, it may appeal to those readers that enjoy women's fiction.  Recommended, but only if you enjoy this genre.

Rating: 2.75/5
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