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Montauk 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 beAn 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.Montauk, Long Island, 1938 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 Free Download Montauk By Nicola Harrison For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Montauk
  • Nicola Harrison
  • English
  • 06 February 2018
  • 1250200113

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  1. No matter how perfect all these lives seemed from a distance, so full of possibilities and promise, we all wantedMontauk is a historical novel about one woman s path to self discovery through an unexpected romanceBeatrice, a young housewife, summers in Montauk amongst the wealthy and privileged crowd, but yearns forShe has lived a sheltered life, to say the least Away from the bustle of New York City, she begins to recognize the cracks in her marriage Struggling to fit in wiNo matter how perfect all these lives seemed from a distance, so full of possibilities and promise, we all wantedMontauk is a historical novel about one woman s path to self discovery through an unexpected romanceBeatrice, a young housewife, summers in Montauk amongst the wealthy and privileged crowd, but yearns forShe has lived a sheltered life, to say the least Away from the bustle of New York City, she begins to recognize the cracks in her marriage Struggling to fit in with the cutthroat society women, she befriends a laundress who introduces her to another kind of life, one filled with simplicity but built around love When she meets a lighthouse keeper named Thomas, her life is altered fore...

  2. 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 inequalities of the period, the differences in the vacuous inconsequential lives of the rich and theprecarious lives of those that are poor, or makingmodest livings It is set in the spectacular natural beauty of the small fishing village of Montauk, Lon 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 inequalities of the period, the differences in the vacuous inconsequential lives of the rich and theprecarious lives of those that are poor, or makingmodest 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 be...

  3. I m between 3.5 and 4 stars.It s 1938, and a large number of New York City s wealthiest residents descend upon Montauk, Long Island to spend the summer in this new East Coast playground The wives will spend the entire summer there at the luxurious Montauk Manor, a hotel by the sea, while many of their husbands will return to their business interests in the city and then come to Montauk on weekends.Beatrice Bordeaux is among those wives who will spend their summer in Montauk, but she is surprise I m between 3.5 and 4 stars.It s 1938, and a large number of New York City s wealthiest residents descend upon Montauk, Long Island to spend the summer in this new East Coast playground The wives will spend the entire summer there at the luxurious Montauk Manor, a hotel by the sea, while many of their husbands will return to their business interests in the city and then come to Montauk on weekends.Beatrice Bordeaux is among those wives who will spend their summer in Montauk, but she is surprised ...

  4. This is a story of it s not you, it s me I mistakenly thought this would behistorical fiction than romance novel And it s definitely not Montauk tells the story of Beatrice, a young woman who has married into money and is struggling to fit in with the high society crowd summering in Montauk It s 1938 and the country is still recovering from the depression, not that these folks have any problems The book covers the differences between the haves and the have nots, the sexes, gentiles an This is a story of it s not you, it s me I mistakenly thought this would behistorical fiction than romance novel And it s definitely not Montauk tells the story of Beatrice, a young woman who has married into money and is struggling to fit in with the high society crowd summering in Montauk It s 1938 and the country is still recovering ...

  5. Thank you to St Martin s Press who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley.I received an invitation widget from the publisher to read and review this book Otherwise, this wouldn t have caught my eye as something I would want to read I m not into the historical romance genre, but every once in awhile I travel outside my comfort zone Technically this is classified as women s fiction I steer clear of those too Beatrice Bordeaux has been married to Harry for five years It s 1938, she s Thank you to St Martin s Press who provided an advance reader copy via NetGalley.I received an invitation widget from the publisher to read and review this book Otherwise, this wouldn t have caught my eye as something I would want to read I m not into the historical romance genre, but every once in awhile I travel outside my comfort zone Technically this is classified as women s fiction I steer clear of those too Beatrice Bordeaux has been married to Harry for five years It s 1938, she s now thirty and childless Beatrice came from humble beginnings, but has been living a privileged existence with Harry so successful in the f...

  6. Nicola Harrison presents her debut novel, Montauk, nestled on the tip of Long Island It s the summer of 1938 and we, as readers, step into a time period wrapped in social s, societal webbings, and male female designated roles Not one to be enad with romance novels, this was a bit of a challenge for me, but through no fault of the writing skills of Nicola Harrison She sets the tone precisely for the era and her complicated characters reflect that My backbone arched a bit every time th Nicola Harrison presents her debut novel, Montauk, nestled on the tip of Long Island It s the summer of 1938 and we, as readers, step into a time period wrapped in social s, societal webbings, and male female designated roles Not one to be enad with romance novels, this was a bit of a challenge for me, but through no fault of the writing skills of Nicola Harrison She sets the tone precisely for the era and her complicated characters reflect that My backbone arched a bit every time these individuals actions demonstrated such tunnel vision in their societal roles Yes, they were dancing fitfully to the beat of the music played on their dance cards Right as rain.But I wished for thunderstorms in Montauk Our main character, Beatrice Bordeaux, has been landlocked on Long Island for the entire summer...

  7. 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 amiddle class background Her husband was a truly unlikable guy A bitof a romance than I was expecting It is well written, but a bit of a slow burn for me There is quite a lot going on with themes of the class privilege, infidelity, politics and romance A bit predi 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 amiddle class background Her husband was a truly unlikable guy A bitof a romance than I was expecting It is well written, but a bit of a s...

  8. A masterpiece A book of sheer beauty and delight Extremely visual and mesmerizing This is a book to sit down and get lost in A book written so beautifully that I felt like I was there in Montauk This book deserves and award The raw em...

  9. Beatrice Bordeaux, born lower middle class, was college educated and married to wealthy Harry Bordeaux Her story takes place the summer of 1938, in the fishing village of Montauk, the latest vacation hotspot for the wealthy Beatrice and Harry s marriage is failing, not helped by the fact that Beatrice has still not gotten pregnant after five years of marriage Thinking this summer vacation will be a new beginning for the two of them, Beatrice is dismayed to find that her husband plans to spen Beatrice Bordeaux, born lower middle class, was college educated and married to wealthy Harry Bordeaux Her story takes place the summer of 1938, in the fishing village of Montauk, the latest vacation hotspot for the wealthy Beatrice and Harry s marriage is failing, not helped by the fact that Beatrice has still not gotten pregnant after five years of marriage Thinking this summer vacation will be a new beginning for the two of them, Beatrice is dismayed to find that her husband plans to spend almost the entire summer back in the city, working, drinking, even conducting numerous affairs with other women, while Beatrice must pretend all is well with their marriage Beatrice is bored, unhappy, and has nothing in common with the rich, snobby, summering wives, most who have children, nannies, ...

  10. Thanks to Netgalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review HAPPY PUB DAY3.5 stars Montauk 1938 This was a bit of a slow burn read about a young wife, Beatrice, childless after 5 years of marriage and taking a break from New York City to summer in Montauk While her distracted husband, Harry, is busy with his investment career in the city, Beatrice begins to wonder what type of future she can expect Bored with the trivial pursuits of the other summer people, Beatrice finds herself becomi Thanks to Netgalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review HAPPY PUB DAY3.5 stars Montauk 1938 This was a bit of a slow burn read about a young wife, Beatrice, childless after 5 years of marriage and taking a break from New York City to summer in Montauk While her distracted husband, Harry, is busy with his investment career in the city, Beatrice begins to wonder what type of future she can expect Bored with the trivial pursuits of the other summer people, Beatrice finds herself becomingandinterested in the lives of M...

  11. 2.5 starsI was invited by the publisher to read and review this book as part of the blog tour and while I don t regret accepting the invitation, since the story did appeal to me at the time when I read the summary, I have to admit that this way fell way short of expectations for me To be honest, when I accepted this one, I actually thought it was historical fiction since that s one of my favorite genres, plus I had seen some good reviews for the book, I thought I would really be able to get i 2.5 starsI was invited by the publisher to read and review this book as part of the blog tour and while I don t regret accepting the invitation, since the story did appeal to me at the time when I read the summary, I have to admit that this way fell way short of expectations for me To be honest, when I accepted this one, I actually thought it was historical fiction since that s one of my favorite genres, plus I had seen some good reviews for the book, I thought I would really be able to get into this one It turns out I was wrong, as this one was not ...

  12. I received an Advance Reader Copy of this novel, Montauk by Nicola Harrison This novel will be published June 4, 2019 Many thanks to St Martin s Press for sending me a copy When I began reading this novel, my first thought was that perhaps this book was not for me I generally don t enjoy reading novels about idle, frivolous wealthy people and I initially thought that s what this novel would be But as I made my way through the book, I realized that this story was so muchthan I had t I received an Advance Reader Copy of this novel, Montauk by Nicola Harrison This novel will be published June 4, 2019 Many thanks to St Martin s Press for sending me a copy When I began reading this novel, my first thought was that perhaps this book was not for me I generally don t enjoy reading novels about idle, frivolous wealthy people and I initially thought that s what this novel would be But as I made my way through the book, I realized that this story was so muchthan I had thought or expected This novel is historical fiction, a coming of age story, a sort of social commentary on classism in the United States and it even possesses an element of suspense and I found myself quickly turning the pages The setting for the novel is Montauk, New York and the year is 1938 It is the beginning of the summer season and the wealthy elites are making their way to Montauk. a charming beach community fishing village located at the east end of Long Island These wealthy familie...

  13. What a great debut Nicola Harrison This has all the high drama and scandal of a soap opera Set in 1938, Beatrice has married Harry, who is very wealthy She, herself, came from ahumble backgroung Spending the entire summer in Montauk, New York a beach resort town, Beatrice tries to throw herself into the high society curriculum and make friends She longs for a child and wants to rekindle her marriage which has become stale She is pretty sure Harry is cheating on her.This is a fascin What a great debut Nicola Harrison This has all the high drama and scandal of a soap opera Set in 1938, Beatrice has married Harry, who is very wealthy She, herself, came from ahumble backgroung Spending the entire summer in Montauk, New York a beach resort town, Beatrice tries to throw herself into the high society curriculum and make friends She longs for a child and wants to rekindle her marriage which has become stale She is pretty sure Harry is cheating on her.This is a fascinati...

  14. sss 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 his sss 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 he...