With so many amazing summer reads coming out, we are launching a weekly column of Summer Reads. Welcome to Week 1!
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Loved this book and could not put it down! 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.
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.”
A few quotes from the book that were excellent “Even her hair conforms to Budgie’s will.”
“Never take fashion advice from a divorcee.”
“You can’t go to bed smelling of Shalimar and nothing else.”
Penguin Group provided a digital review copy of this book. All opinions are our own.
The Widow Waltz by Sally Koslow
We are huge fans of Koslow’s books! This one is no exception- another fabulous summer read! From the publisher, “Georgia Waltz has things many people only dream of: a plush Manhattan apartment overlooking Central Park, a Hamptons beach house, valuable jewels and art, two bright daughters, and a husband she adores, even after decades of marriage. It’s only when Ben suddenly drops dead from a massive coronary while training for the New York City Marathon that Georgia discovers her husband—a successful lawyer—has left them nearly penniless. Their wonderland was built on lies.”
Quotes we loved, “Louisa’s colic has continued for twenty years.”
“I’d gotten the kink of rich-lady lacy that passes for busy, earnestly volunteering, often chairing committees.”
“I never cease to be amazed at how every human being views the world through her personal lens..”
“… a woman is fortunate if her dreams overlap even slightly with her reality.”
And my favorite- “There are times when being a mother is like passing a kidney stone.”
Viking provided a review copy of this book. All opinions are our own.
Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
This book came out yesterday so we have not devoured it yet but so excited to read it! Just hoping a movie is in the works with Meryl Streep!