Introducing the cover for Montauk by Nicola Harrison. This debut will publish on June 4, 2019 from St. Martins Press. Pre-order it here. A Summer historical love story? Yes please! I knew I would loved this book when I saw Helen Simonson’s blurb on the cover. I am half-way through reading this book. Harrison does a masterful job of creating the atmosphere of the time with outstanding characters.
Cover Reveal of Montauk by Nicola Harrison
Montauk by Nicola Harrison
For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City’s wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry. Instead, tasked with furthering his investment interest in Montauk as a resort destination, she learns she’ll be spending twelve weeks sequestered with the high society wives at The Montauk Manor—a two-hundred room seaside hotel—while Harry pursues other interests in the city.
College educated, but raised a modest country girl in Pennsylvania, Bea has never felt fully comfortable among these privileged women, whose days are devoted not to their children but to leisure activities and charities that seemingly benefit no one but themselves. She longs to be a mother herself, as well as a loving wife, but after five years of marriage she remains childless while Harry is increasingly remote and distracted. Despite lavish parties at the Manor and the Yacht Club, Bea is lost and lonely and befriends the manor’s laundress whose work ethic and family life stir memories of who she once was.
As she drifts further from the society women and their preoccupations and closer toward Montauk’s natural beauty and community spirit, Bea finds herself drawn to a man nothing like her husband –stoic, plain spoken and enigmatic. Inspiring a strength and courage she had almost forgotten, his presence forces her to face a haunting tragedy of her past and question her future.
Desperate to embrace moments of happiness, no matter how fleeting, she soon discovers that such moments may be all she has, when fates conspire to tear her world apart…
Given the power authors blurbing this book, it will go big! Read the blurbs….
Helen Simonson, Author of The Summer Before The War and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
“Slip this engaging love affair into your beach bag and prepare to get lost in this glittering tale of love, betrayal and social climbing in a newly fashionable 1930s seaside village.”
Karen White, NYT bestselling author of a zillion books
“Nicola Harrison offers a rich and decadent peek into the glamorous—and not so glamorous—lives of pre-war Manhattan society. Beautifully written with an expert eye for historical detail, The Montauk is both love story and social commentary, but at its heart it’s the thought-provoking story of a woman with the courage to find her voice and inner strength. Heartbreaking and heartwarming, The Montauk is a lovely book, meant to be savored.”
Erika Robuck, National bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl
“Glittering galas, lavish living, and the spoils of hedonism crash against the lush, wild, primitive beauty of an Atlantic Coastal fishing village, creating a perfect storm. Caught between the two worlds, one woman must discover who she truly is, even if it means losing everything in the process. THE MONTAUK is a stunning debut by a gifted storyteller.”
Jennifer Belle, National bestselling author of High Maintenance and The Seven Year Bitch
“Harrison gives us the unforgettable story of Beatrice, who is trying to make her rocky marriage work, until a storm comes through with the fury of a woman scorned, bringing with it hell, heaven, and deliverance. As seductive as Downton Abbey, with the glamour of Gatsby and the soul of Virginia Woolf, The Montauk is a spectacular debut.”
Lisa See, Author of The Tea Girl of Humming Bird Lane, Shanghai Girls and Peony In Love
“You don’t have to go to Montauk to enjoy the beach. In this lovely debut novel, Nicola Harrison brings the beach to you, along with its people, its mores, and its contradictions. I so enjoyed The Montauk, and I look forward to many more novels by Nicola Harrison.”
Amazon Giftcard Giveaway
To celebrate this fabulous cover, Nicola Harrison is offering a $50 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway. (U.S. entries only please). Enter here…
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