eBook Ú Montauk AUTHOR Nicola Harrison ë 388 pages ´ reflectionslisburnltd

eBook Montauk AUTHOR Nicola Harrison

eBook Ú Montauk AUTHOR Nicola Harrison ë 388 pages ´ reflectionslisburnltd ´ Montauk Long Island 1938A simple town on the brink of a glamorous futureA marriage drifting apartA life on the edge of what is and what could beAn epic and cinematic novel by debut author Nicola Harrison MonExtravagance of a summer by the sea with the story of a woman torn between the life she chose and the life she desire This debut novel is set in the summer of 1938 in Montauk Long Island Beatrice was a great character and it was interesting to see how she reacted to different situations with some of the wealthy wives She came from a middle class background  Her husband was a truly unlikable guy A bit of a romance than I was expecting It is well written but a bit of a slow burn for me There is uite a lot going on with themes of the class privilege infidelity politics and romance A bit predictable although I was very surprised at the endingThanks to NG SMP for my review copy OUT June 2019 

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What is and what could beAn epic and cinematic novel by debut author Nicola Harrison Montauk captures the glamour and sᴜɴ sᴀʟᴛ sᴀɴᴅ ᴍᴏɴᴛᴀᴜᴋ Nicola Harrison completely captivated me with this dazzling tale set against the backdrop of 1938 Montauk Long Island The story had a great sense of place and time You really got a good handle on the role of women and the class divide in the late 1930s Sometimes a character would do or say something that would make me cringe and I had to put it in perspective and realize this was a different place and time This was a romance with a historical setting rather than historical fiction with some romance Beatrice is a strong smart savvy woman who finds herself in a loveless and childless marriage Excited and a little hesitant to spend her summer on Montauk Beatrice is hopeful to rekindle things with her husband When she finds out that he will only be spending the weekends with her she is less than thrilled how is she going to pass her time with these women that she has nothing in common with? Fortunately Beatrice befriends Dolly an older and wiser woman and Elizabeth a local who does laundry for the hotel Beatrice finds herself drawn to the locals and the natural beauty of Montauk rather than the socialites and the glitz When she meets Thomas the lighthouse keeper there is an instant attraction He is kind and caring and authentic the complete opposite of Beatrice‘s husband Harry As the summer goes on Beatrice realizes that she is going to need to choose between a life of luxury and true love Beatrice was such a likable character I really wanted her to find her happily ever after even if she was technically cheating Her husband was unfaithful inattentive and a misogynist so I guess I gave her a bit of a pass I could also see why she was drawn to a simpler life in this charming fishing village rather than trying to position herself all the time in society Her friend Dolly was such a breath of fresh air She was so spunky so ahead of her time and such a great support to Beatrice And the hats Oh the hats Elizabeth was also a great character a little uieter but just as supportive The romance in the story was so sweet and tender I could really sense the chemistry between Thomas and Beatrice The ending to the story really took me by surprise and I’m still not uite sure what to think In the audiobook there was an interview with the author at the end and she said that she always knew that was how the book was going to end This book is the perfect addition to your summer reading plans A little romance A little glamour A little history And a whole lot of goodness🎧🎧🎧 Erin Bennett narrates the audio and really brings life to the story Bringing a voice to the character of Beatrice who this entire story is told through the eyes of In the author interview on the audio Nicola Harrison mentions that she hears the characters voices in her head as she is writing I thought that was so interesting and how exciting it must be for an author to hear their story brought to life through audio thank you so much to St Martin’s Press and Macmillan Audio for my copy of this book

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Montauk AUTHOR Nicola HarrisMontauk Long Island 1938A simple town on the brink of a glamorous futureA marriage drifting apartA life on the edge of Nicola Harrison's debut takes place in 1938 a turbulent time in history where dark clouds hint of a world war to come she explores the stifling expectations and roles of women at the time and a story that is revealing of the class ineualities of the period the differences in the vacuous inconseuential lives of the rich and the precarious lives of those that are poor or making modest livings It is set in the spectacular natural beauty of the small fishing village of Montauk Long Island known for its hurricanes where for 3 months has the wealthy elite of New York City descend on it Hoping to rekindle her marriage to Harry Beatrice Bordeaux is staying amongst the high society wives at The Montauk Manor a coastal hotel Beatrice has been desperate for a child in her 5 year marriage but there has been an increasing distance between the couple Harry however has other plans he is spending most of his time back in New YorkBeatrice has little in common with the high society women and they do little to welcome her Beneath the glamour and fashion these ghastly rich wives may have children but have little to do with their care they are marked by their dissatisfaction rivalries bigotry the propensity to judge are small minded gossipy and with an overwhelming arrogance and air of superiority when it comes to the locals Beatrice feels a sense of dislocation and finds these women of little interest instead begins to connect with some of the locals such as Elizabeth the hotel's laundress who reminds her of her modest past life and the person she used to be and Thomas the lighthouse keeper the polar opposite of Harry as a man and to whom she feels drawn Unsavoury aspects of Harry's life spill out leaving Beatrice stranded amidst the wreckage of her marriage a conseuence of the life she has chosen and hopes for a life that is true to who she isBeatrice is pushed to discover just how strong and resilient she can be in her efforts to become a independent woman Harrison evokes this historical period beautifully its fashion and with its attendant social norms and attitudes the class ineualities and its antisemitism For me I particularly appreciated the great sense of location and the depiction of the beauty of Montauk and the locals that inhabit the place who share little in common with the rich that flood the village I found this an enjoyable light and entertaining read and I was drawn to the character of Beatrice the trials she faced her changing sense of identity and the uandry of facing up to what she desires Many thanks to St Martin's Press for an ARC