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Beatriz Williams

Autor(a) de The Summer Wives

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About the Author

Beatriz Williams is a graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia. She is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers, The Secret Life of Violet Grant, Along the Infinite Sea, A Certain Age, and The Summer Wives. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Também inclui: Juliana Gray (1)


Obras por Beatriz Williams

The Summer Wives (2018) 849 exemplares
A Hundred Summers (2013) 803 exemplares
The Secret Life of Violet Grant (2014) 755 exemplares
The Golden Hour (2019) 514 exemplares
The Forgotten Room (2016) 474 exemplares
A Certain Age (2016) 439 exemplares
Overseas (2012) 428 exemplares
The Glass Ocean (2018) 427 exemplares
Along the Infinite Sea (2015) 415 exemplares
All the Ways We Said Goodbye (2020) 378 exemplares
Her Last Flight (2020) 356 exemplares
Our Woman in Moscow (2021) 353 exemplares
Tiny Little Thing (2015) 342 exemplares
Cocoa Beach (2017) 305 exemplares
The Wicked City (2017) 273 exemplares
The Lost Summers of Newport (2022) 210 exemplares
The Wicked Redhead (2019) 142 exemplares
A Most Extraordinary Pursuit (2016) 113 exemplares
The Beach at Summerly (2023) 105 exemplares
A Lady Never Lies (2012) 90 exemplares
A Strange Scottish Shore (2017) 78 exemplares
The Wicked Widow (2021) 72 exemplares
How to Tame Your Duke (2013) 70 exemplares
A Duke Never Yields (2014) 54 exemplares
A Gentleman Never Tells (2012) 49 exemplares
How to Master Your Marquis (2014) 36 exemplares
How to School Your Scoundrel (2014) 25 exemplares
Husbands & Lovers: A Novel (2024) 14 exemplares
An American Airman in Paris (2016) 7 exemplares
The Library Passage 2 exemplares

Associated Works

Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War (2016) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Gray, Juliana
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Seattle, Washington, USA
Locais de residência
Connecticut, USA
Stanford University
Columbia University



Full disclosure: I am a sucker for well-done, intelligent historical fiction, so when a book is all that, I am transported and invested from cover to cover. This book had all of that. Set in two time periods — just before and during WWI and during WWII — in several countries — Switzerland, Germany, England, Scotland, the Bahamas, and south Florida — Ms. Willams weaves the stories of two grand, tragic love affairs into an historical, unflattering portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Edward and the woman he married, Wallis Simpson, thereby abdicating the crown of England. The plot has plenty of fresh twists, the characters are vivid and multi-dimensional, and the prose is lovely and lively. The narrator of the WWII-era parts, Lulu, is a plain-talking, tough but tender, modern American women thrown into this largely British life, and who would be at home in a black-and-white spy thriller. Delightful.… (mais)
bschweiger | 36 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
I finished this book several days ago, and I am already having trouble recalling what I liked and did not like when I was reading it. Perhaps that is because I have been working very late at work lately, and consequently read the book in shorter sessions over a longer period. The story kept me interested. Oddly, I found I did not get any real sense of the main character, who is the story’s narrator. What I did get from Ms. Williams, though, was a keen sense of place, of certain cultural norms and divisions in a small community, and particularly in a seasonal place like a seaside town or, as here, an island. The story is presented in two different time frames, 1951 and 1969, and the climactic event, of which we know the outcome from the beginning, is nevertheless peeled away in tighter spirals shifting forward and back. That device worked well in this story; I am usually annoyed with it when employed for no apparent reason.… (mais)
bschweiger | 38 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
I liked the many historical details in this book, particularly details about the Spanish Civil War. However I couldn't really connect with either of the main female characters. Janey Everett, a photojournalist sought out a famous female pilot, Irene Foster Lindquist, in order to gain information about Sam Mallory, about whom Everett was writing a book. It was a slow moving book with many details about Janey's love life and Irene's infatuation with Sam. The last quarter of the book picked up as secrets were revealed and the two women dialed down the drama.… (mais)
terran | 42 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |
ellink | 21 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |



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