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A Hundred Summers

Williams, Beatriz

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
A Hundred Summers
Returning to an idyllic Rhode Island oceanfront community for the summer of 1938, New York socialite Lily Dane is devastated by the appearance of her newly married ex-fiance and her former best friend.

Publisher: New York :, G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS,, [2013]
ISBN: 039916216X
Characteristics: 357 pages ;,24 cm


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Feb 11, 2015
  • Chapel_Hill_MarthaW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a really fun book and would make an excellent vacation read. It's about a bunch of New England socialites, and the heroine is Lily Dane who, while summering in Rhode Island in 1938, encounters her former best friend and former fiance, who are recently married. The chapters alternate between the events of that summer of 38, and the events of the fall of 1931, when Lily and Nick (the former fiance) first met. The events of both years are equally compelling, and this one is hard to put down. Family secrets, star-crossed lovers, and all with the glamour of 1930s style. Enjoyed every minute of this one, and would recommend it for anyone looking for a light, fun read.

Sep 12, 2014
  • claire1953 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book and it read quickly. Based on the great hurricane of Connecticut of 1938, the author made a great effort of depicting the life of the well-to-do before and after the great crash of 1929 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.

Jul 08, 2014
  • booklady413 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book takes place in 1932 and 1938 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 1938 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.

Jun 12, 2014
  • Oppa3 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

Oct 31, 2013
  • iceangel3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it...absolutely 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 1938 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.

Oct 25, 2013
  • EPLGreatStuff_Julie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great summer read and I'm sad that I neglected to read it during the summer. This book is well written and a surprising page turner - an all around enjoyable read.

Aug 23, 2013
  • deda_roger rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

That was a page turner! Took me only three days to finish it. Very well written, engaging and fun read. The characters did seem a bit stereotypical ("good boy", "bad boy", "good girl", "bad girl"), it still was a very enjoyable read.

Jul 26, 2013
  • capezio rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a lovely read. Enjoyable from start to finish, great characters, and good flow. The story was easy to follow, and engaging for a summer read. Highly recommend.

Jul 22, 2013

This book was a delightful surprise.I couldn't put it down.

Jun 19, 2013
  • gymgurl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was the perfect book to lose yourself in for summer reading.

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