100 Days – A HUNDRED SUMMERS giveaway


A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
ISBN 9780399162169
368 pages
Putnam Adult (30 May 2013)

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.”
Library Journal

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.


  • 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.


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    • Linda B on February 19, 2013 at 03:57

    This sounds like a great novel; I’ve always liked books set during the era before the start of WWII – a seemingly quiet and peaceful time. Conflicts between old friends make for exciting plots. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. I love a good summertime read and this fits the bill. I also am a huge fan of historical fiction. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway.

    • anne on February 19, 2013 at 06:53

    What a wonderful giveaway. This novel is set during my favorite era and it sounds captivating and special.

  2. i love this era and the look of nostalgia to this book seems awesome.

    • Jennifer Huelsebusch on February 19, 2013 at 08:31

    I loved her first book and have been waiting for the second!

    • zibilee on February 19, 2013 at 09:42

    I think this one is very interesting, and I also just finished Overseas. I would love a chance to win this one, so throw my name in the hat! Thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway!


    • Holly Gipson on February 19, 2013 at 09:50

    Oh I am selfish and want it for myself. Overseas was great, so I suspect I will love this one as well!

  3. This sounds so good! I really want to read it myself! Sounds like the perfect summer read!

  4. I also tweeted! https://twitter.com/anovelreview1/status/304035131801362434

    • Julie H on February 19, 2013 at 17:16

    Thanks for the contest!

    I’m excited to read A Hundred Summers because, like you, I loved Overseas. It was so captivating – I read it in one sitting, which one happens once in a blue moon for me.

    • Casey Levitt on February 19, 2013 at 17:29

    Loved OVERSEAS so I have to make sure Beatriz can hit another home run! Also she referenced something on her Facebook Page about the every 100 year storm and then there was Sandy…… and I just want more details :-))

    • Liz V. on February 19, 2013 at 20:23

    I would like to read this book because, like Linda B., I find the period leading up to WWII endless fascinating in its innocence.

    • Susan on February 19, 2013 at 20:52

    It sounds like an enticing love story of sorts — perfect for spring. I’d love to read it.

  5. I’m hooked and want to know what happens.

    • Jenna Evans on February 20, 2013 at 02:20

    I would love to read this book because the setting and plot sound like something right up my alley!

    • Amanda Homce on February 21, 2013 at 09:06

    This book sounds interesting to be because it reminds me of Downton Abbey. I love the show, and although the book isn’t set in the same place and slightly off on the time period, it sounds like similar social intrigue.

    • Pam S on February 24, 2013 at 20:35

    I read her first novel and loved it. I can’t wait to read this one!

    • Amy on February 25, 2013 at 12:47

    I’d like to read this book because I love the setting and I’d like to know how everything works out. I cannot imagine how Lucy must feel with her best friend now marrieded to her former fiance…how awkward.

    Thank you!

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