Last year I read Overseas – the debut novel by Beatriz Williams – and loved it (read my review). So imagine how happy I was to learn that Williams was publishing her sophomore effort this May. I am so delighted to offer a give away of A Hundred Summers – one hundred days before the release date! This is a publisher sponsored give away and is open to addresses in the U.S. only.
Let me tell you a little about the book…
From the publisher:
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 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.
Under the scorching summer sun, the unexpected truth of Budgie and Nick’s marriage bubbles to the surface, and as a cataclysmic hurricane barrels unseen up the Atlantic and into New England, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional cyclone of their own, which will change their worlds forever.
“Smart, delicious writing… Williams adds a signature touch of historic drama.”
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
About the Author:
Beatriz Williams is a graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia. She spent several years in New York and London as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons. Williams is the author of the international bestseller, Overseas. She now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore. Learn more about Williams and her work by visiting the author’s website.
HOW TO WIN A COPY
- Contest is open from February 19 through February 26, 2013 (at 5:00 pm PST)
- US mailing addresses only.
- There are TWO chances to win – you must leave a SEPARATE COMMENT for each chance:
1. FOR ONE CHANCE: Leave a comment telling me why you would like to read this book (or if you are giving it away, who are you giving it to)
2. FOR A SECOND CHANCE: Tweet about this give away using the hashtag #100days then come back and leave a comment telling me you did that.
I will choose ONE winner randomly and announce their name on my blog on February 27th (I will also send the winner an email confirmation with request for their mailing address).
FTC Disclosure: Book giveaways are NOT paid promos. Although books for giveaway will be supplied by the publisher (in most cases), I do not accept payment to host these special events.