The Summer Wives
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The Summer Wives

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Secrets and lies hold the island together. But this summer, everything will fall apart...




A tight community
A forbidden love
A summer to change everything...



It's 1951 and Miranda's mother has just married in to one of the wealthiest families on Winthrop Island, a glamorous haven set off the New England coast.


But beneath the surface, the island is a delicate balance of tension between the wealthy summer families who holiday there and the Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who keep the island going.


As Miranda begins to fall for Joseph, the lighthouse keeper's handsome son, the tension rises inexorably to the surface and an explosive end to the summer will change everyone, forever...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 270g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • edition
  • 0008219028
  • 9780008219024
  • 182,000

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Praise for Beatriz Williams:


`A world filled with elegance, charm, and bygone manners ... No-one does it better than Beatriz' Jane Green


`Full of wit, romance, and surprising twists' Popsugar


`Definitely worth squeezing into your hand luggage' RED


`Summer of 1938: A scandalous love triangle and a famous hurricane converge... a perfect storm.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING


`A fantastic summer read' HELLO


`Delightful and rewarding from an author to watch' WE LOVE THIS BOOK


`Williams' historical masterpiece is an all-encompassing, period-perfect read.' RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!)


`[A] fast-paced love story...the scorching sun illuminates a friend's betrayal and reignites a romance' O, The Oprah Magazine


`A candidate for this year's best beach read - the period story of a derailed love affair seen through a sequence of summers' Kirkus Book Reviews
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About Beatriz Williams

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.
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Rating details

18,377 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 20% (3,633)
4 44% (8,088)
3 28% (5,203)
2 6% (1,126)
1 2% (327)
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