Montauk

by Nicola Harrison | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1250200113 Global Overview for this book
Registered by dvg of Toms River, New Jersey USA on 3/8/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by dvg from Toms River, New Jersey USA on Friday, March 8, 2019
Received an ARC From St. Martin's Press via a Goodreads giveaway for a honest review of the book.

Description:
Montauk, Long Island, 1938.
A simple town on the brink of a glamorous future.
A marriage drifting apart.
A life on the edge of what is and what could be...

An epic and cinematic novel by debut author Nicola Harrison, Montauk captures the glamour and extravagance of a summer by the sea with the story of a woman torn between the life she chose and the life she desires.

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…

Journal Entry 2 by dvg at Toms River, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, March 27, 2019
I loved this beautifully written story about Beatrice Bordeaux and Montauk. Beatrice is a young woman who suffered a loss, moved to the City and got married. The man she married is a wealthy and ambitious man who decides they should spend their summer in Montauk. Only what he intends is that most of the time spent there is Beatrice alone. This is a story of Beatrice not only discovering what is wrong with her marriage but discovering friends, love and herself.

I don’t want to give away too many details because I want you to read it! It is a story that I did not want to put down and if life allowed I would have sat and read it cover-to-cover in one sitting. The imagery of Montauk, the Manor and life itself was a good read. A perfect read to read on the beach!

Thank you Goodreads and St Martin’s Press for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Looking forward to reading more by this author in the future.

Journal Entry 3 by dvg at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, June 28, 2019

Released 3 yrs ago (6/28/2019 UTC) at RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Decided to slip this in a package to surprise another BCer. I hope you enjoy this summer beach read.
Happy Reading and Happy BookCrossing!

Journal Entry 4 by wingtime-travelerwing at Westchester, New York USA on Monday, July 1, 2019
dvg, thank you so very much for this extra surprise book!!! It seems like the kind of book I would love :) I hope to get to it this summer then release it down south when we go to NC.

Journal Entry 5 by wingtime-travelerwing at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina USA on Monday, July 5, 2021
I am so glad I finally read this. I brought it down to our NC home because it sounded like the perfect beach read. It was! I read it quickly, in about 2 days. There are a few little free library‘s down here, or I may put it on the shelf I spotted in a store that had free books for people to take or leave, very close to the beach. I’m hoping a vacationer spots it and takes it so it can continue to travel.

Thanks again dvg!

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