It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with great summer reads popping up in bookstores left and right. How can you be expected to choose? The summer is only so long! One of my favorite ways to deci de on a new book is just opening it up right in the store and seeing if the story piques my interest. Lucky for us, THE SUMMER WIVES by Beatriz Williams has a new excerpt available online, right now. If you’re anything like me, this first chapter will definitely get you hooked.
When I read this first chapter, I knew that I had to finish the rest of the book. I had so many questions! And I can say, the book delivers. This first chapter just gives you a taste of the perfectly executed drama that ensues.
Beatriz Williams, author of A Hundred Summers and A Certain Age, take us to the shores of New England to the remote island of Winthrop, home to both working class fishermen and the summer homes of secretive, elite families. After the tragic death of her father, Miranda Schuyler spent a summer there but hasn’t returned in two decades, until now. On its surface, the Island remains the same - determined to keep the outside world from its shores, fiercely loyal to those who belong. But Miranda is no longer a naïve teenager, and she begins a fierce, inexorable quest for justice for the man she once loved . . . even if it means uncovering every last one of the secrets that bind together the families of Winthrop Island.
If you’ve read Beatriz Williams before, you are familiar with her usual flair for fun, interesting historical romantic fiction with strong female leads. If not, join #BeatrizBinge on social media and see what all the buzz is about before THE SUMMER WIVES comes out. Readers agree – once you read one novel by Beatriz Williams, you will have to drop everything and read all of her others!
Are you already itching for the rest of this incredible novel?! We’ve got you covered: not only can you pre-order The Summer Wives now, but you can reserve a signed hardcover for yourself! Pre-order from Beatriz’s local independent bookstore, R. J. Julia.