Montauk

Montauk Montauk Long Island 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

  • Title: Montauk
  • Author: Nicola Harrison
  • ISBN: 1250200113
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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, L 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 400 pages Expected publication June 4th 2019 by St Martin s Press More Details ISBN 1250200113 ISBN13 9781250200112 Edition Language English Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Montauk by Nicola Harrison Release date Jun 04, 2019 Glittering galas, lavish living, and the spoils of hedonism crash against the lush, wild, primitive beauty of an Atlantic Coastal fishing village, cr Glittering galas, lavish living, and the spoils of hedonism crash against the lush, wild, primitive beauty of an Atlantic Coastal fishing village, creating a perfect storm Caught between the two worlds, one woman must discover who she truly is, even if it means losing everything in the process Montauk is a stunning debut by a gifted storyteller Erika Robuck, national bestselling author of Hemingway s Girl Nicola Harrison offers a rich and decadent peek into the glamorous and not so glamorous lives of pre war Manhattan society Beautifully written with an expert eye for historical detail, Montauk is both love story and social commentary, but at its heart it s the thought provoking story of a woman with the courage to find her voice and inner strength Heartbreaking and heartwarming, Montauk is a lovely book, meant to be savored Karen White, New York Times bestselling authorAn 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.Enter for the chance to win a galley today Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Can t Wait Books of 2019 1,073 books 2,394 voters Historical Fiction 2019 280 books 274 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 23, 2019 Linda rated it liked it Shelves historical fiction, net galley 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 by her aloof husband, Harry, who has taken up quite the extracurricular activities in New York City He peppers his trail with lie upon lie and as women it was to be taken with a grain of salt Oh, sorry about that Beatrice longs for a baby and sits within the ruination of her marriage Let them see you smile, Sister.My suggestion would be to take this one out for a spin and see what you think Romance lovers will be enthralled as other reviewers gifted it with 5 Stars It may ring the bell for your own sensibilities, but it left mine straining to hear We ll just have to see if Nicola Harrison continues in this particular genre or sets sail in a different direction next time around.I received a copy of Montauk through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to St Martin s Press and to Nicola Harrison for the opportunity flag 53 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Jan 25, 2019 marilyn rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, netgalley 2019 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, and want and despite all their wealth Naive Beatrice inserts herself into the lives of the poor, struggling service workers of the village, not realizing that her interference can endanger their jobs, the only thing that brings food on their tables She even finds herself up on the hill of the lighthouse and ends up very involved in the life of Thomas, the lighthouse keeper Beatrice has to face what she wants from her life, as the summer draws to a close I enjoyed this predictable at times story although I was frustrated with Beatrice s intrusion in the lives of others, not thinking until it was too late, how her interference could hurt people in so many ways I look forward to reading future books from Nicola Harrison Thank you St Martin s Press and NetGalley for this ARC flag 32 likesLike see review View all 7 comments marilyn Elyse wrote Thanks MarilynYou have me interested too Thanks Elyse Jan 29, 2019 06 09AM Elyse Walters Jan 29, 2019 06 16AM Oct 21, 2018 Kathryn rated it liked it Shelves before women were equal, best seller, capitalism, chick lit, consumerism, drama, giveaway, love story, arc This will be a bestseller St Martin s Press states a release date for June 4, 2019 and may advertise it as a perfect beach read This fish out of water story is sure to be embraced by those, who enjoy tales of forbidden love I enjoyed that the story mainly because it has a character driven plot The key characters had depth and they reactions to each other at times seemed out of character and yet, the gossip, backbiting and sabotage would probably make most people react at some point in like This will be a bestseller St Martin s Press states a release date for June 4, 2019 and may advertise it as a perfect beach read This fish out of water story is sure to be embraced by those, who enjoy tales of forbidden love I enjoyed that the story mainly because it has a character driven plot The key characters had depth and they reactions to each other at times seemed out of character and yet, the gossip, backbiting and sabotage would probably make most people react at some point in like manner these moments had me smiling and once even laughing out loud Likewise, her ability to describe Montauk s beauty in it s near pristine state back 1938 was vivid I really appreciate how the author portrays the upper class constant pursuit of wanting as well as their insensitivity to those without wealth Beatrice, the lead female character is greatly distressed by what she observes and seeks to have a positive impact.Ms Harrison writing is captivating and she should be pleased with her debut Her ability to describe the beauty of Montauk in 1938 was vivid It s downfall for me was the foreshadowing was a bit to obvious for me however, it was still interesting to me There were some details that were not accurate which hopefully will be revised or remedied before the 2019 Public release , that would push it to 4 or 5 star for me However, if you read the publisher s blurb, you have a decent insight about the story going in I had a little difficulty at the beginning, however, it became intriguing as it went forward.Thank you to St Martin s Press, the author and for making this copy available to me in exchange for my honest opinion flag 11 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 11, 2018 Carolyn rated it really liked it This type of book, romance, extra marital affairs, love stories, especially amongst the rich and frivolous are not a genre I would normally read To be fair, I have to separate my preferences and rate the book for its vivid portrayal of its characters, its terrific sense of place and time, the visual descriptions of the luxurious resort, the glamorous attire and gourmet dining, with its dramatic, heartfelt conclusion Highly recommended for those who enjoy romantic historical writing with some This type of book, romance, extra marital affairs, love stories, especially amongst the rich and frivolous are not a genre I would normally read To be fair, I have to separate my preferences and rate the book for its vivid portrayal of its characters, its terrific sense of place and time, the visual descriptions of the luxurious resort, the glamorous attire and gourmet dining, with its dramatic, heartfelt conclusion Highly recommended for those who enjoy romantic historical writing with some sadness and strong character growth Thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press for an advanced copy of the book in return for an honest review flag 8 likesLike see review Dec 01, 2018 Jaksen rated it it was ok Shelves giveaways, books i couldn t finish Will be honest about two thingsFirst, I m not a romance lover I seldom read them any I did read dozens and dozens when younger, though, ate them up like you would hot dogs at a hot dog eating contest Could not get enough of them So I know, understand and do appreciate the genre, even though I no longer eat hot dogs And two, I didn t read the entire book Not my fault My mind wandered I was angry at the MC Then I didn t care about her Or her friends Or the men in her life Or any Will be honest about two thingsFirst, I m not a romance lover I seldom read them any I did read dozens and dozens when younger, though, ate them up like you would hot dogs at a hot dog eating contest Could not get enough of them So I know, understand and do appreciate the genre, even though I no longer eat hot dogs And two, I didn t read the entire book Not my fault My mind wandered I was angry at the MC Then I didn t care about her Or her friends Or the men in her life Or anyone for that matter This is a superficial light read IMO I do have a lot of fav romance and romance inside a mystery type books I like deep layers I like surprises I like sudden shifts of characters in which you think omg, yes He really is like that and why didn t I see it Or oh no Now I understand why she did that then, or said that when.This book is froth and bubbles a bubble bath with only bubbles No warm, comforting water beneath or startling chilly ice No scent, no aroma, no depth Because if romances are a bubble bath I like mine in a tub ten feet deep What s under there That s half the fun of reading them.So in this one a poor little middle class kind of girl marries a rich narcissistic egotist who makes her go off for the summer to a rich player s playground There she doesn t fit in, though tries mightily to do so, but alas, finds herself attracted to another and what to do WHAT TO DO Find a good book, curl up in a wicker chair on a sunny porch and read it Just not this one.Two starsWon this in a giveaway, thought it had of a mystery slant to it than it did But thank you You ve introduced me to many writers I would have otherwise missed flag 6 likesLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Anne rated it it was amazing This was such a lovely debut novel Set in 1938 in Montauk, it revolves around Beatrice and her overbearing husband, Harry As they ve come to summer there at a lovely resort, Beatrice looks forward to spending lazy days and lavish party filled nights with her husband But he s only there for weekends as he must work in the city to support them What Beatrice discovers is that her wealthy friends are not all they appear to be instead they are petty, jealous, mean spirited, and judgmental of This was such a lovely debut novel Set in 1938 in Montauk, it revolves around Beatrice and her overbearing husband, Harry As they ve come to summer there at a lovely resort, Beatrice looks forward to spending lazy days and lavish party filled nights with her husband But he s only there for weekends as he must work in the city to support them What Beatrice discovers is that her wealthy friends are not all they appear to be instead they are petty, jealous, mean spirited, and judgmental of the locals who work for them Beatrice discovers a whole new world when she meets the somewhat eccentric lighthouse keeper in the fishing village and this opens her eyes to a world she never knew existed I loved everything about this book the time period where women were supposed to be obedient, the catty chatter of women believing themselves to be superior, the lovely setting of the village and its people, and especially the character of Beatrice who proves that women are a force to be reckoned with The novel is heartbreaking and heartwarming, both lyrical and realistic It is a book to be savored.Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Donna Hines rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc, netgalley A life she chooses or a life her heart desires.Life is what you make of it but for Harry and Beatrice it s anything but loving.The turning point of the marriage was in bearing children as they had difficulty conceiving.As things moved along on Montauk Island in 1938 the plot thickens as Thomas enters the picture and readers are also introduced to Bea s brother Charlie who tragically passed.Without giving up to much of the plot this humble fishing village is quite the scene as things begin to hea A life she chooses or a life her heart desires.Life is what you make of it but for Harry and Beatrice it s anything but loving.The turning point of the marriage was in bearing children as they had difficulty conceiving.As things moved along on Montauk Island in 1938 the plot thickens as Thomas enters the picture and readers are also introduced to Bea s brother Charlie who tragically passed.Without giving up to much of the plot this humble fishing village is quite the scene as things begin to heat up near the lighthouse.Raised to be a modest country girl Bea is not used to the wealthy elitist that now surround her who pretend giving to charity is actually a case of giving and not attention seeking.That need to simply belong, to bear a child, to be loved is consuming her whole.Bea wants out of the marriage and fast but there s a dark side to Harry that s scary to witness and harder to understand.Bea finds herself in a flight or fight response mode but also in a stage of seeking her true identity and becoming authentically real in her own skin.What I loved about this is the clarity, the suspense, the plain and simple dialogue that wasn t powdered with fillers.This had everything it needed to be the powerhouse it reads in print and I dare say I hope this goes to film.Her romance with Thomas who once saved her life and now was in the cross hairs was superb.Thomas seemed ordinary as a lighthouse keeper yet he was so much to the one lady in which it mattered most.Her fate is in the hands of these two men and the ending was one of the most powerful I ve read this year.Well done Thank you Nicola, St Martin s Press, Netgalley, and Aldiko for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.Get a copy of this one you won t regret it flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 19, 2018 Michaela Fisk rated it it was amazing I stayed up all night to finish this book Absolutely breathtaking, hands down the best book I ve read all summer flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Katherine rated it it was ok Shelves first reads, reviewed One of the problems with reading and reviewing an uncorrected bound manuscript is that the reader reviewer has no idea what, if anything, will be corrected or altered prior to the actual publication of the work It sort of makes the review rather nebulous since it may have little if anything to do with the book that goes out to the public Still, having waded through this book, as superficial as the entitled rich folk who first and still populate Montauk, especially in summer, it seems something One of the problems with reading and reviewing an uncorrected bound manuscript is that the reader reviewer has no idea what, if anything, will be corrected or altered prior to the actual publication of the work It sort of makes the review rather nebulous since it may have little if anything to do with the book that goes out to the public Still, having waded through this book, as superficial as the entitled rich folk who first and still populate Montauk, especially in summer, it seems something should be said.Time is summer 1938 a Depression year, though hardly mentioned in the narrative Montauk is still primarily a fishing village on the very tip of Long Island, several hours distant by LIR from the hot, concrete canyons of Manhattan One of the rich moguls from this segment of society is on the brink of going under since he developed Miami into the disaster it still is A hurricane has cost him tons of money and now he needs investors to continue his destruction uh development, of another pristine Atlantic coastal town A Manor has already been built and to it is brought the spoiled, overindulged wives of his possible saviors They, their children is any and the requisite nannies, have been deposited safely out from underfoot by the men who return on week ends to complete their obligations as loving spouses and fathers.Among these women is an innocent wife, not originally of this caste of American society, who finds herself out of sync and beyond her depth She feels obligated to play her role as wife, which is to cozy up to the other wives in an effort to gain access to their husbands influence in the success of hers Of course, these cliques are well established and not easily entered But, loving her husband and believing herself to be loved in return, she does her best All is not warm and cozy with the husband who prefers cards and hunting and drinking to her company but she s fine, sort of, with that, UNTIL the big reveal he s unfaithful As you can see, nothing, so far is unique or unusual about this plot And so it continues, as she, as superficial and bored as the rest of the pampered city gals, finds herself insinuating herself into the family of the local laundress, who does the dirty wash for the rich The book uses every possible way to drive home how little these people do for themselves and how bigoted they are, without really clarifying the lot of the locals who serve them and depend upon their financial contributions to the family income Despite the pleadings of Elizabeth the laundress, and the knowledge that her continued insistence on having a relationship with her might cause the loss of job and income, our heroine, Beatrice, persists and prevails From this connection she finds herself involved with the lighthouse keeper and here, too, she, without consideration for his reputation or his job security, selfishly pursues a dangerous path This liaison results in the expected calamity of true love, complications and seemingly unsolvable disaster So, not knowing where to go with the situation she has created, the author creates a true natural disaster which ties everything up neatly for all concerned The whole thing totally expected, none of which is particularly moving and all of which leaves the reader with the sense of having wasted an awful lot of time on a pedestrian soap opera of a plot For a summer weekend at the beach, probably not too emotionally or intellectually demanding Maybe that s okay but that is all it is okay flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Julie rated it liked it Shelves giveaways I won this book in a giveaway Historical fiction is my favorite, however, this book just didn t click for me I didn t feel any connection to the characters and I felt like the end of the book seemed rushed to me Overall I was disappointed flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 15, 2018 Nicola Short rated it really liked it Many thanks to NetGallery, the publisher and author, Nicola Harrison, for the opportunity to read and give a honest review of Montauk A book about getting away from the city and vacationing at a lavish resort, Montauk Resort, Long Island Looking into how the wealthy class spends their summer and what can happen when unpredictable truths come to light.Main characters are Beatrice and her husband, Henry along with Elizabeth, the lady that does the laundry at the Resort and Thomas, the lighthous Many thanks to NetGallery, the publisher and author, Nicola Harrison, for the opportunity to read and give a honest review of Montauk A book about getting away from the city and vacationing at a lavish resort, Montauk Resort, Long Island Looking into how the wealthy class spends their summer and what can happen when unpredictable truths come to light.Main characters are Beatrice and her husband, Henry along with Elizabeth, the lady that does the laundry at the Resort and Thomas, the lighthouse keeper I felt it started out pretty slow and I was losing interest but, the story picked up about half way in and caught my interest again It was interesting to read about the parties, dress codes and what was deemed socially acceptable A very touching story with a ending I knew was going to happen but hoped I was wrong I felt the ending was a bit rushed Overall, a touching beach read that I enjoyed reading flag 3 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 26, 2019 Nicole rated it really liked it I quite enjoyed this story Beatrice thinks she knows how her life will be until her summer in Montauk At times I thought the story would be predictable but then I was proved wrong Very good book flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Kay rated it really liked it I just don t know where to begin I will say I loved reading this novel but I must add,,,not wanting to give out a spoiler,,,,I want to rewrite a part That is why I gave this a four star instead of five.I am a complete romantic, I ll be the first to admit it, and that is why I am so upset after reading this Don t get me wrong, it is a wonderful read, well written, characters are developed to a tee, the story line in great, and historical research is on target Two wrongs don t make a right I I just don t know where to begin I will say I loved reading this novel but I must add,,,not wanting to give out a spoiler,,,,I want to rewrite a part That is why I gave this a four star instead of five.I am a complete romantic, I ll be the first to admit it, and that is why I am so upset after reading this Don t get me wrong, it is a wonderful read, well written, characters are developed to a tee, the story line in great, and historical research is on target Two wrongs don t make a right I grew up learning that and often have heard myself telling my family friends that very thing BUT, in a romance historical novel, just forget about the lessons in life and give me a completed feeling that goes along with my romantic soul You will love Beatrice, our heroine in this story, and will find yourself cheering her on as she weaves herself through some difficult decisions to find security and happiness Nicola Harrison does a wonderful job at giving us a move along fast interesting read flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Tory rated it really liked it Shelves giveaways This book is described as a beach read, and it definitely is that It is an engaging easy to read romance novel The author does a great job of giving the reader a good sense of time and place, with her descriptions of the location an exclusive hotel in Montauk , the fashion think the Great Gatsby , and tidbits of current events from 1938 just enough to give the reader a feel for what was going on in the world at the time The characters, particularly the main characters, are well develope This book is described as a beach read, and it definitely is that It is an engaging easy to read romance novel The author does a great job of giving the reader a good sense of time and place, with her descriptions of the location an exclusive hotel in Montauk , the fashion think the Great Gatsby , and tidbits of current events from 1938 just enough to give the reader a feel for what was going on in the world at the time The characters, particularly the main characters, are well developed, and you can feel the emotional struggles of Bea the main character , who, as a fish out of water, feels comfortable with the local villagers than she does with the high society women in the hotel Though it was easy to read, I found it just a tad too long maybe 50 pages while, at the same time, the end felt rushed, with everything happening at a much faster pace than things happened in the rest of the novel Despite these criticisms, I found the book to be an enjoyable read and look forward to books by Ms Harrison.Thank you to St Martin s Press and , who sent me an advanced copy of this book flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Renee rated it really liked it I typically don t read historical fiction, but I grew up on eastern Long Island and have spent quite a bit of time in Montauk So how could I possibly refuse the opportunity to see what Montauk was like in 1938 I couldn t It was the beginning of the end of a quiet fishing town when wealthy NYC residents began arriving in droves for the summer Beatrice and Harry have been married for 5 years and have grown apart The thought of spending the summer away from the city, gives Beatrice hope that s I typically don t read historical fiction, but I grew up on eastern Long Island and have spent quite a bit of time in Montauk So how could I possibly refuse the opportunity to see what Montauk was like in 1938 I couldn t It was the beginning of the end of a quiet fishing town when wealthy NYC residents began arriving in droves for the summer Beatrice and Harry have been married for 5 years and have grown apart The thought of spending the summer away from the city, gives Beatrice hope that she and Harry can reconnect What she hadn t fully considered were the long lonely weekdays when Harry went back to work and she was left to make friends with the other wives Many of these women are already mothers and Beatrice has very little in common with these society wives Beatrice grew up in rural Pennsylvania far from the glitz and glamour of NYC and is comfortable with those who work at the Manor Will this summer in Montauk be good for Beatrice and Harry or will it tear them apart The author did a wonderful job describing not only Montauk but also what it was like to summer with high society So many rules, so much extravagance, and so little actual love between so many of these characters No spoilers here, but I will say I was hoping that Beatrice would find some way to belong.The pace is slow, like a lazy summer day, but not at all boring It is a look at a simpler time and place and the fact that I read this in front of a fire on a cold fall day, made me long for summer in Montauk I have read so many wonderful debut novels in 2018 and Montauk is another one to add to that list I received a DRC from St Martin s Press through NetGalley flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 17, 2018 Patricia Romero rated it really liked it Montauk, Long Island in the year 1938 is where anyone who is anyone will be summering Away from the heat of the city Fresh ocean breezes and a small fishing village and even a lighthouse.Beatrice Bordeaux is a young woman from the countryside of Pennsylvania Swept off of her feet by the charming Harry, they have been married five years and yet still have no children The elite of society corral their nannies and children and head to the Manor for the summer Beatrice thinks she may like being Montauk, Long Island in the year 1938 is where anyone who is anyone will be summering Away from the heat of the city Fresh ocean breezes and a small fishing village and even a lighthouse.Beatrice Bordeaux is a young woman from the countryside of Pennsylvania Swept off of her feet by the charming Harry, they have been married five years and yet still have no children The elite of society corral their nannies and children and head to the Manor for the summer Beatrice thinks she may like being by the ocean all summer until her charming husband tells her he isn t staying He will be coming on the week ends, which gradually just stop after she catches him cheating While it looks as though the Junior League has just moved locations, with meetings and fund raisers and a whole lot of back stabbing, cheating, drinking and behaving badly Bea befriends Elizabeth, who lives in town and does laundry for the Manor And through Elizabeth she meets a man unlike any she has ever met and before long things are getting pretty serious.Beatrice is noticing the behavior of the city dwellers with their noses in the air and is not happy with it As her love for her lighthouse keeper grows so does her guilt But I did not expect that ending I did get upset with Beatrice a few times But then I thought, it is 1938, and divorce wasn t looked on as well as just putting on a brave face and having affairs of one s own At the beginning her timidness irritated me Until she found a way to address the situation in Montauk and what was really going on there At the end she was a strong and independent woman.Well Done Netgalley June 4th 2019 by St Martin s Press flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 17, 2018 Meredith Schorr rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley This was a slow burn for me, but once I got to the 50% point I was fully invested It was very interesting to read about the beginning days of Montauk as a vacation destination for the privileged There was also a little Downton Abbey upstairs, downstairs feel to it as well I liked Beatrice She was strong in her convictions and I respected her I wasn t happy with the ending, but I respect the author s choice.Thanks to Netgalley for my complimentary ARC of this novel flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Madalyne rated it really liked it I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review This will be a great, fast summer read Someone else on here mentioned that the style reminds the reader of Beatriz Williams and I agree Old Long Island, summertime, trivial high society drama, love, scandalwhat can you ask for flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 20, 2019 Kim rated it liked it review of another edition This is the story of Montauk, known to Long Islanders, as the end of the world Land developer Carl fisher known for his development of Miami, began developing the land in the 1920s, but the stock market crash halted his vision for the area In the 1930s other investors began sinking money into developing the area known previously as the site for Long Island Cattle drives The families of these rich men began summering in the area, and their families joined them These summer visitors created This is the story of Montauk, known to Long Islanders, as the end of the world Land developer Carl fisher known for his development of Miami, began developing the land in the 1920s, but the stock market crash halted his vision for the area In the 1930s other investors began sinking money into developing the area known previously as the site for Long Island Cattle drives The families of these rich men began summering in the area, and their families joined them These summer visitors created jobs in the sleepy fishing village, but there was also a definite line between the summer folk and the local residents The book Montauk tells of Bea and her rich investor husband Harry and their summer spent on Montauk.Bea was not born wealthy and has a hard time fitting in with the other summer wives She wants a child, but her husband s attention is divided with his work back in the city and in keeping company with other women Bea befriends Elizabeth, who is a villager with four children, and a job doing the laundry for the wealthy summer guests As their friendship blooms, so does her interest in the local lighthouse keeper She beings to realize, as time passes, that the life she wants is not with her husband, but a quieter life at Montauk full time A violent end of summer storm tears down the barricades between the wealthy and the locals, and one final senseless act of violence makes Bea s decision for her I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for a review I enjoyed reading it, and the story was interesting, although I did not always enjoy the choices Bea made or her reasoning for making them Many of the wealthy characters were easy to dislike their shallowness and disregard of the working class made it even easier I wanted to like Harry, but as the novel progressed I found him and unstable and privileged, which I think was the point The ending surprised me, but it also left me feeling satisfied I think any other choice would have been too pat of an ending flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 01, 2019 Jypsy marked it as to read Beatrice Bordeaux has essentially been abandoned by her husband, Harry, at the resort called Montauk The year is 1938, and Montauk is a playground for wealthy Manhattan wives Beatrice is a wealthy Manhattan wife, but she doesn t fit in with these women She is dismayed that her husband will spend most of his time in the city while she s stuck at Montauk Their marriage is rocky, and Harry is likely having affairs They have been unable to have children as well Beatrice meets someone and begin Beatrice Bordeaux has essentially been abandoned by her husband, Harry, at the resort called Montauk The year is 1938, and Montauk is a playground for wealthy Manhattan wives Beatrice is a wealthy Manhattan wife, but she doesn t fit in with these women She is dismayed that her husband will spend most of his time in the city while she s stuck at Montauk Their marriage is rocky, and Harry is likely having affairs They have been unable to have children as well Beatrice meets someone and begins to spend her time with him And it s 1938, so there are many rules of society that Beatrice is breaking Will this end well Can a married couple survive living separate lives It s a fascinating story with beautiful descriptions of the time period and place It s like I was there An excellent read for historical fiction fans Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 11, 2019 Christina rated it liked it I enjoy historical books and when they are combined with romance, then it is a wonderful thing I liked the historical points in this book But the characters left much to be desired, especially Beatrice And Harry was no better in my opinion Those so called friends were obnoxious This book was so so, I didn t hate it, but I wasn t in love with it either I voluntarily read this book in exchange for my honest opinion flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Jennifer rated it really liked it copy received via Netgalley from the publisher This book is than just a beautiful summer getaway for the socialites of New York The main character, Beatrice, notices her flaws and strengths throughout the story I found this story to be a quick read with some substance to it It hit upon many of my emotions, including anger and love A solid 4 star rating and recommendation flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 08, 2019 Kelli rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2019, netgalley 4.5 StarsI really loved this look into high society life in the summer in the late 1930s The characters felt real and just as sassy and assertive as I had hoped.This book looked into the life and decisions of Beatrice, or Bea She married wealthy and then after a summer, basically alone, on Montauk with the other high society ladies, she realizes her mistakes in marrying While I am never really a fan of affairs in novels, this one was done in such a way that I could appreciate the struggle tha 4.5 StarsI really loved this look into high society life in the summer in the late 1930s The characters felt real and just as sassy and assertive as I had hoped.This book looked into the life and decisions of Beatrice, or Bea She married wealthy and then after a summer, basically alone, on Montauk with the other high society ladies, she realizes her mistakes in marrying While I am never really a fan of affairs in novels, this one was done in such a way that I could appreciate the struggle that she went through in making her choices I most enjoyed the contrast between the wealthy characters staying on Montauk and the fishing village natives who were their workers while they played Those characters in the village, I loved most They were warm and welcoming, which at times felt like a stretch but was a pleasure to read nonetheless To see how they treated Bea versus the wealthy friends that she had from the city was startling but very authentic.This was definitely a book I would recommend to others It had drama and romance and a bit of action and flowed nicely together to tell the story of Bea She is a character I will not soon forget Many thanks to Nicola Harrison, St Martin s Press, and NetGalley for an advanced e book in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Janet rated it it was amazing Shelves zz 2018ng when i read, kindle, book club picks I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.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.Montauk, Long Island, 1938.For three months, this humble fishing village will s I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.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.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 Montauk once a fishing village The Down Easter Alexa by Billy Joel references this town and it is now 80 years after the book s timeline the Semi Hamptons for those who cannot afford to live that far out Long Island And a 200 room hotel in 1938 proves it was popular then as a summer escape from a city without air conditioning and now for fun in the sun.Montauk the book was wonderfully written I adored Bea as her roots reminded me of my mom who was also College educated, but raised a modest country girl although my mom was raised in then rural Waterdown Hamilton, Ontario Harry was, IMHO, a piece of work he was totally UNenjoyable as he was, to put it mildly, a head sometimes emojis say it all The book as expertly crafted and a totally no able to put down book for me when you are a speed reader and a book resonates for you even the next day, that is pretty amazing to me Instead of 5 stars, I am awarding it.Read it enjoy it It s amazing flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 07, 2018 Jen LaRowe rated it liked it Shelves giveaways This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I received an advance reader copy of this book through a giveaway All in all this book was a good read The ending is what is preventing me from giving it 4 or 5 stars It shifted gears from what the rest of the book was If Harrison wanted to change the pace of the book that would have been fine, but it could have been done in a finesse fashion that the majority of the book had done Put this book in your beach bag this summer as it will be a great book for a beach read flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves giveaways I won this book in a Giveaway I didn t read the blurb, so I was pleasantly surprised it was historical fiction Set in 1938 Montauk, we follow Beatrice as she navigates a bad marriage and society friends who leave a lot to be desired I didn t know where this was headed, but about a third of the way the plot clicked into place and I stayed up to read two nights in a row A good sign It s not a terribly unique story and there are some predictable elements, but it is entertaining I en I won this book in a Giveaway I didn t read the blurb, so I was pleasantly surprised it was historical fiction Set in 1938 Montauk, we follow Beatrice as she navigates a bad marriage and society friends who leave a lot to be desired I didn t know where this was headed, but about a third of the way the plot clicked into place and I stayed up to read two nights in a row A good sign It s not a terribly unique story and there are some predictable elements, but it is entertaining I enjoyed learning about Montauk and thought the inclusion of a um big weather event was interesting though I wonder how accurate it was, because the event happened a few weeks after the date in the book There were elements of Downtown Abbey and Lady Chatterly s Lover and it should do well when it s released this summer, as it would make a good beach read I didn t love the ending, but if this were a movie or series I think it would have ended the same It was certainly dramatic As always after reading a good book, I think it would make a good miniseries flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 15, 2018 Marsha Paul rated it really liked it Wonderful read Brought tears flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Carla Suto rated it really liked it MONTAUK by Nicola Harrison is a captivating story about the wealthy and glamorous Manhattan socialites that spend their summers on Long Island surrounded by extravagance and intrigue Set in Montauk in the summer of 1938, the main character, Beatrice is hoping that this time away with her domineering husband, Harry will help heal their failing marriage While the husbands all return to the city during the week, the wives are left to gossip, party and lounge around the pool Newly married into mo MONTAUK by Nicola Harrison is a captivating story about the wealthy and glamorous Manhattan socialites that spend their summers on Long Island surrounded by extravagance and intrigue Set in Montauk in the summer of 1938, the main character, Beatrice is hoping that this time away with her domineering husband, Harry will help heal their failing marriage While the husbands all return to the city during the week, the wives are left to gossip, party and lounge around the pool Newly married into money, Beatrice is appalled by the petty and mean spirited behavior of the rich families, especially when they mistreat or take advantage of the local year round workers Beatrice secretly befriends one of the local women and the handsome lighthouse keeper in the village and finds she feels at ease with them than her high society friends What follows is a story of deepening friendships and forbidden love that predictably lead to chaos and tragedy I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the setting, the cultural climate of the times and the interesting portrayals of the characters MONTAUK was an engaging debut novel and I am thankful to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read an early copy flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 18, 2018 Carrie Echols rated it really liked it I received this book from a giveaway It s 1938 and Beatrice and her husband Harry are going to summer in Montauk, Long Island Or notas it turns out Beatrice will be there throughout the summer, while Harry returns to work and his major cause in life which is drinking and philandering While she was not born into wealth, Beatrice is involved in society circles of women, some of whom she s not fond of, and she does her best to do what s expected of her She soon learns of Harry s af I received this book from a giveaway It s 1938 and Beatrice and her husband Harry are going to summer in Montauk, Long Island Or notas it turns out Beatrice will be there throughout the summer, while Harry returns to work and his major cause in life which is drinking and philandering While she was not born into wealth, Beatrice is involved in society circles of women, some of whom she s not fond of, and she does her best to do what s expected of her She soon learns of Harry s affairs, and actually tries to be forgiving She becomes friends with Elizabeth, a woman who does the laundry for the elite at the Manor, and through her meets the lighthouse keeper Thomas She is drawn to him, and to the people of the fishing village, she s comfortable with them, and she doesn t like the false lives of her high society friends anyway She and Thomas fall in love, but here she is married to Harry, from a wealthy and prominent family who doesn t believe in divorce What s a girl to do Especially when she becomes pregnant An unexpected tragic storm happens, and an altercation with a jealous husband, and the book took quite a turn I was saddened by the end, but I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Alyssa rated it liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book that I won in a giveaway was very good overall It started off on the slower side for a plot but once you start getting further into the book it really starts to pick up and you build interest and not wanna put the book down This book to me is a good summer read because its based in the summer for these characters Montauk sounds like a place I wouldn t actually mind going to visit and travel to especially for the summertime I loved how the author incorporated a lighthouse and the be This book that I won in a giveaway was very good overall It started off on the slower side for a plot but once you start getting further into the book it really starts to pick up and you build interest and not wanna put the book down This book to me is a good summer read because its based in the summer for these characters Montauk sounds like a place I wouldn t actually mind going to visit and travel to especially for the summertime I loved how the author incorporated a lighthouse and the beach some of my favorite things When I got to the very end when Thomas gets shot, I literally started to cry it actually broke my heart Poor Thomas was such a great man as his character showed nothing but love and kindness and patience and he still ended up paying for it in the end just for the woman he loved This story is very touching over all and in the end you will want to cry too You don t think that characters will end up gone until you actually reach towards the end of the story A great ending to this story but I wish it ended differently, with Thomas and Beatrice getting to be together in the end instead Also I know this copy I won was uncorrected, so just adding in there was spelling errors and improper English Overall though, I would highly recommend this book especially for a relaxing on the beach kind of read flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    • 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 Harr [...]


    • 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 Bea [...]


    • This will be a bestseller St Martin s Press states a release date for June 4, 2019 and may advertise it as a perfect beach read This fish out of water story is sure to be embraced by those, who enjoy tales of forbidden love I enjoyed that the story mainly because it has a character driven plot The key characters had depth and they reactions to each other at times seemed out of character and yet, the gossip, backbiting and sabotage would probably make most people react at some point in like This [...]


    • This type of book, romance, extra marital affairs, love stories, especially amongst the rich and frivolous are not a genre I would normally read To be fair, I have to separate my preferences and rate the book for its vivid portrayal of its characters, its terrific sense of place and time, the visual descriptions of the luxurious resort, the glamorous attire and gourmet dining, with its dramatic, heartfelt conclusion Highly recommended for those who enjoy romantic historical writing with some Thi [...]


    • Will be honest about two thingsFirst, I m not a romance lover I seldom read them any I did read dozens and dozens when younger, though, ate them up like you would hot dogs at a hot dog eating contest Could not get enough of them So I know, understand and do appreciate the genre, even though I no longer eat hot dogs And two, I didn t read the entire book Not my fault My mind wandered I was angry at the MC Then I didn t care about her Or her friends Or the men in her life Or any Will be honest abo [...]


    • This was such a lovely debut novel Set in 1938 in Montauk, it revolves around Beatrice and her overbearing husband, Harry As they ve come to summer there at a lovely resort, Beatrice looks forward to spending lazy days and lavish party filled nights with her husband But he s only there for weekends as he must work in the city to support them What Beatrice discovers is that her wealthy friends are not all they appear to be instead they are petty, jealous, mean spirited, and judgmental of This was [...]


    • A life she chooses or a life her heart desires.Life is what you make of it but for Harry and Beatrice it s anything but loving.The turning point of the marriage was in bearing children as they had difficulty conceiving.As things moved along on Montauk Island in 1938 the plot thickens as Thomas enters the picture and readers are also introduced to Bea s brother Charlie who tragically passed.Without giving up to much of the plot this humble fishing village is quite the scene as things begin to hea [...]


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