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As the hurricane approaches Rhode Island, another storm brews in this New York Times bestselling beach read from the author of The Summer Wives and. A Hundred Summers is the second novel by Beatriz Williams (the hardcover, mainstream fiction alter ego of historical romance writer Juliana. A Hundred Summers: The ultimate romantic escapist beach read eBook: Beatriz Williams: cittadelmonte.info: Kindle Store.
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Read "A Hundred Summers" by Beatriz Williams available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. As the hurricane. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Dashing football hero Nick Greenwald is catapulted into the Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Literature & Fiction. A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. Buy. Buy. Buy . People Who Read A Hundred Summers Also Read. ‹ › . The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.
The story line was banal and the ending was predictable. The writing was good enough to keep the reader entranced and turning the page. But overall, it is like a bad scene at a dinner party a guest wants to shake off and forget even while writing the thank you note for a gracious evening. An absolutely fabulous historical fiction novel. I loved it so much I bought it. It has everything: Nice juicy beach read.
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You Should Have Known. Jean Hanff Korelitz. The Other Typist. Based on the great hurricane of Connecticut of , the author made a great effort of depicting the life of the well-to-do before and after the great crash of as they spend their summers in their summer retreats by the sea. The two main characters, Nick and Lily, are quite endearing. A good love story. This book takes place in and alternating between these two years.
The main protagonists are Budgie and Lily two close friends living on the upper east side of NY and summering in New England. A love triangle develops between them and a handsome young man named Nick Greenwald. It's a great beach read full of romance, intrigue and the famous hurricane of that destroyed a whole beach community in New England. I have already read the Secret Life of Violet Grant by the same author, Beatriz Williams, and I want to read her other book, Overseas in the near future.
She is a very good writer. This is a book that doesn't tax the reader with either the storyline or the characters. It is the perfect vacation or beach read. Loved it Not only did I learn about an new author, I found a new topic to research.
This book was inspired from Super storm Sandy. It is however about the hurricane that devastated New England. In it is a love story with racism, distorted friendships, secrets, and lies. Once you think you figured it out Beatriz has more twists for you.
Great book. Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content. Help Help, opens a new window. I wanted to be a part of that beach community I loved the mystery that began on the first few pages of this book!
Quite wonderfully yummy! Thus we begin a myriad of family hush hush secrets. Why did Nick marry Budgie?
Is Lily's little sister really her little sister or is she her daughter? Why doesn't anyone talk about this stuff? Is everyone really against Nick because his father is Jewish? What an era that must have been Everything sort of comes crashing down the summer that these people are back together at Seaview Lily can't keep Kiki away from Nick Budgie can't stop drinking and lying and there is even an old friend from college who is now a relief pitcher for the Yankees in the picture!
It literally takes a hurricane What I loved about this book Loved the era, loved the alternating years, loved the places The writing was wondrous I was never not engaged. What I did not love Not a huge fan of Budgie, Lily's mother and Graham Pendleton Yankee relief pitcher. They are the characters that are the bullies and are fun to strongly dislike! Final thoughts This book is amazing Jul 27, Camie rated it really liked it.
Lots of people are calling this a good " beach " or " summer read" and I agree. Set in the 's on the Rhode Island coast, it is a romance with lots of twists and turns and a glimpse of high society at a time when everything seemed to be a scandal.
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I liked the main characters Nick, Lily , and even Budgie who gets to be the one we're not supposed to like. It was an interesting time period , and I kept thinking of my grandmother who was part of this generation when women's lives were so diffe Lots of people are calling this a good " beach " or " summer read" and I agree.
It was an interesting time period , and I kept thinking of my grandmother who was part of this generation when women's lives were so different than those of women today. She is 94 and has some great stories to tell.
It seems like many things were " swept under the rug " back then, and a lot of situations were governed by the concept of "what would people say? View all 8 comments.
Beatriz Williams loves to write historical fiction and I love to read it. The weather though, knows nothing of statistics Hurricane Sandy struck less than years later, in The 'heroine' of this book is Lily Dane. Her best friend is Bu Beatriz Williams loves to write historical fiction and I love to read it. Her best friend is Budgie Byrne. The love of her life is Nick Greenwald. Her sister is Kiki. There are other supporting characters as well.
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They meet in Seaview, RI in the summer of Of course we must flash back to how they met and how their relationships transpired. Very complicated relationships, but still able to follow. Of course, there is a mystery or mysteries that need to be solved. Enjoyed the book and want to recommend to my historical fiction fellow readers.
Pure and simple this is a gripping love story that spans nearly a decade in the lives of Lily, Nick and Budgie. Lily has come to Seaview, Rhode Island where her socialite family have a summer home. The Pure and simple this is a gripping love story that spans nearly a decade in the lives of Lily, Nick and Budgie. The pain of the breakup and spending time with Nick and Budgie is almost more than she can bear.
Alternating from to the author brings the two time periods together giving you a good picture of the astonishing story of these three people as they head into a major hurricane that will change life for everyone. I love period stories and this one is enthralling and hard to put down. I also like a good romance that is told with elegance and grace and pulls you into the story so far that you feel like you are right there on the beach with them.
The major hurricane was very real and the worst one that the East Coast has ever seen. It looks as though the author researched this time period carefully. She cleverly used it as a metaphor for the volatile relationship of the three longtime friends while working it into a breathtaking and intense novel. I listened to the audiobook and immensely enjoyed the narrator, Kathleen Mcinnerney. I've spent a lot of time lately going through Beatriz Williams books.
Luckily did I have a lot of them available as audiobooks. Like this one. It's a pure joy listening to Williams books. However, her peaceful summer is interrupted when Nick and Budgie Greenwald arrives. The couple has just married and they are there to restore Budgie's family's old house. Lily and Budgie used to be I've spent a lot of time lately going through Beatriz Williams books.
Lily and Budgie used to best friends, and Nick was Lily's boyfriend. So, this reunion is hard for Lily. Through the book, we get to know more about Lily's past through flashbacks as the summer progress and Lily try to get used to having Budgie and Nick back in her life. As usual is the story Beatrix Williams has woven together fabulous. I spent some blissful hours listening to this book while working and I must say that if there is one thing Williams can do is take what seems to be a kind of straightforward story and throw in some twists.
The writing is so good that I can easily picture the wonderful oceanfront community of Seaview. As for the story, I was captivated and I enjoyed that I did not always guess right what would happen next, especially towards the ending. What I truly enjoy is how human the characters in the book are, and that the title and the cover may make it seem like a light story, but there are serious events and people aren't always who they seem to be. A Hundred Summers is a fabulous book and I recommend it warmly!
Jul 23, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was enchanted by this book pretty much within the first page, and I wasn't expecting that! I loved the character of Lily, she's an identifiable personality. And Nick.
Oh Nick. Loved them together. What a crazy ride of a love story. I loved the way it alternated chapters with time periods, giving you a little bit of the puzzle at a time. The slow reveal of the "true" story was great and I built up so much anticipation. Truly I just got emotionally involved in this story and couldn't 4. Truly I just got emotionally involved in this story and couldn't stop reading.
I had hoped to read this beachside, instead I read it mostly on my porch during thunderstorms truly one of my favorite times to read though May 14, Jessica Jeffers rated it really liked it Shelves: I don't know about you, but I rarely have truly visceral reactions to books.
I obviously love reading and get really excited about them sometimes, but I can't remember the last time that I was so thrown by a plot twist that I've reared back in my chair, shouted creative expletives, and slapped something.
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I got to a certain point in A Hundred Summers , though, and that's exactly what happened. I had to slap something. I went through the shelves and grabbed anything with images of sand and surf on the cover. It's actually a little disheartening how many women's fiction books have such similar covers and it's easy to dismiss them all as homogeneous, mindless stories of sex and crying. If I were still in merchandising, I'd be putting this book up on top of the endcap: It's a little fluffy -- kind of soapish, even -- but it's so well done that I didn't really even notice.
This is a love-and-backstabbing story set in s New England. In , Lily Dane is summering in Rhode Island with her mother, Aunt Julie, and young sister Kiki when an unwelcome blast from the past shows up: The story flashes back and forth between the "present day" and , when the two women were in college and Lily was first meeting Nick.
As the story unravels, we learn why their relationship fell apart, secrets come spilling out, and the drama ratchets up. This is definitely a plot-driven book and the characters aren't the most well-developed or dimensional, but it's fairly well-written and I found myself completely absorbed.
I liked how Williams handled the back-and-forth storytelling, slowly revealing pieces of the plot, and I was genuinely shocked by many of the plot twists.
This isn't great literature, but it will surely make for a great weekend of reading in the sun. Sorry, I don't do the beach. Or the pool. This girl doesn't swim, hates sand, and is practically bathing suit-phobic.
So it would be a lie to say this was my beach read. I imagine it could be yours, but I read it mostly while sitting on dry land in a park. Apr 23, Tonya rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really love Beatriz Williams' books. I was sucked into this one from the first page. Extremely well written.
I read it all in one sitting. This is a perfect summer beach read. Too bad I'm too impatient to wait for our August vacation. Aug 20, Karen rated it did not like it. Resist your urge to identify this book as your beach read and just walk away.
Terrible, impatient character development. You can't even begin to figure out why the two, main female characters - Lily and Budgie - ever became friends, much less had a conversation. Contrived plot developments.
I read "Tigers in Red Weather" last summer and was looking for something similar for August - this ain't it. I left this book on the shelf at a vacation house we rented - and felt b Terrible. I left this book on the shelf at a vacation house we rented - and felt badly about leaving it because it was such a stinker.
Mar 21, Leanne rated it it was ok Shelves: Mindlessly enjoyable as I was reading it, but unbearably cheesy and melodramatic at points. And normally I wouldn't mind that if the story was juicy enough, but the insta-love and black and white characters Lily and Nick are essentially perfect and Budgie and Graham are eeeevil - what happened to shades of grey?
Mar 05, Claire rated it liked it. This was entertaining, but a bit melodramatic. I liked the setting - s New York and Rhode Island - and the love story was romantic and believable. It veered a bit into soap opera at times, though, so I wouldn't recommend it to everyone. May 30, Amy rated it it was amazing. Just like Overseas, Beatrice's debut novel, A Hundred Summers was extremely difficult to put down right from the start.
The story goes back and forth between and , each chapter alternating between the two. In Lily and Budgie are best friends in college, where Lily meets and falls in-love with Nick. In the summer of Lily returns to her family's summer vacation home in Seaview, Rhode Island, with her sister Kiki, and Budgie comes with her husband Nick Why did Lily and Nick separate?
How did Budgie and Nick end up getting married? Why is Lily taking care of her sister all the time? These and many other questions and secrets unfold as the story plays out.
OMG this would be one fantastic drama on the big screen! The way that Beatriz writes grabs the reader into every page, just like a when a person is pulled through a time portal in a movie or show I'm thinking Once Upon A Time and Charmed here.
She interweaves the two time periods effortlessly. I was hanging on by a thread at the end of each chapter. I love the development and beauty of the characters and settings. It felt as if I was a blanket away from Lily and Budgie while they were at the beach. Don't tell anyone but part of me wanted to enjoy a cigarette with them too. Hey, it was in the 30s, give me a break!
The love that Nick and Lily share in is like one you see in the movies. My heart beated extra quickly a couple of times, if you catch my drift. I have confidence in saying that this is one masterpiece of a novel. If you're looking for an ultra engaging summer read, with romance, drama, a little mystery, then look no further. It's one of my favorite summer reads AND favorite books of View all 3 comments.