New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the seasona spellbinding novel of romance, murder, class, power, and dark secrets set in the 1950s and 60s among the rarified world of a resort island in the Long Island Sound . . .In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island in Long Island Sound as a naive eighteen year old, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. Although a graduate of the exclusive Foxcroft Academy in Virginia, Miranda has always lived on the margins of high society. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel Fisher, Mirandas new stepsisterall long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scionis eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society.But beneath the I...
|Title||:||The Summer Wives|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
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The Summer Wives Reviews
This could be my favorite book of 2018 no matter what I read moving forward. This is the book you recommend to a friend when they say to you, " I need a good page turner". It is full of mystery, romance and drama. It captures you from page one and never lets you down. Of course until you finish the book and you want to read more. Don't try to explain to people what it is about just simply tell them to trust you. I do advise readers to pay attention to every character no matter how insignificant ...more
I have mixed feelings about this book.
First, the writing is very pretty. It's sensual, and paints evocative pictures. I forgot I was reading about a fictional place in America, it seems very European all the way through. So it's got that going for it.
The conflict is also well thought out. Miranda makes an excellent main character, and the conflict of the well to do summer residents vs. the working class plays out well.
The negatives: the plot kind of drags. I am honestly kind of tired of reading ...more
This is a great book to read on the beach. Here we have Winthrop Island with the inevitable contrast of the wealthy owners of the big houses and the Portuguese fisherman and laborers who serve them. As for drama, there is plenty—illicit affairs, a murder, a famous actress, unrequited love, ‘convenient’ pregnancies, deathbed confessions, copious amounts of gin and so much more. As for the ‘beach’ part; there is swimming, boating, lobstering and sailing, sailing, sailing. Have fun!
With a sophisticated scalpel, Beatriz Williams dissects long-held passion, prejudice, and mistrust lurking in an insular (did I mention the book takes place on an island?) community with secrets that go back for generations. Pour yourself a gin and tonic, and don’t rush this ravishing novel by New England storytelling’s reigning queen. Set in the 50s and 60s, THE SUMMER WIVES offers profound relevance for today’s times, As we ask ourselves, who belongs here and who doesn’t?
THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS......the genesis of many a tome. Here, it is a summer enclave on Long Island Sound, where the wealthy come to their summer mansions, their country club, their parties. The year round people make their living from shops, as servants and from the ocean. Miranda arrives at the age of seventeen, when her mother marries into one of these wealthy families, not used to the ways of the rich. She will fall in love and become entangled in something she little understands.
What a great story. I loved and hated so many of the characters. A great story about love, loss, redemption and “us” against “them”. I’d love to find this area and spend a summer there. It sounds magical.
Beatriz Williams reminds me a lot of Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’ll be checking out more of her books at my local library.
I love my Book of the Month subscription it gets me reading authors I didn’t even know about.
4.5 stars Thanks to BookBrowse and William Morrow for allowing me to read and review this ARC. Publication July 10, 2018.
Although I have heard that Beatriz Williams was a good author, I had never read her before. I do have a number of her books on my TBR list however. Now that I have read one of her books, all the rest of them need to be elevated to the top of my reading list. I found her character development to be superb. The story line was well thought out and flowed well, while bouncing bet ...more
You know that feeling when you read an extremely interesting, gripping book but at the end of it just can't decide if you loved it or liked it?
That's me with The Summer Wives. I can't seem to decide what rating to align, I seem to be slipping between 3.5 - 4.5. So instead I'll just pen down my review and come back to the rating sometime in the near future.
The Summer Wives takes us into a small island in Long Island with stark comparisions. Our protagonist Miranda's mother is marrying one of th ...more