Woke up at 4:00 am, so Montauk and I are gonna hang out before work. I‘ve got a long day ahead of me, so I‘ll take Montauk with a side of coffee.
A book set in an east coast beach town felt uber appropriate for reading while on vacation in an east coast beach town (I‘m about 150 miles straight south of where this book takes place). I haven‘t read historical fiction in awhile and so far I‘m really enjoying this story. Coincidentally, this is my third St Martin Press book in a row. 🏖
1938 Montauk NY is the new summer playground for NY rich. Beatrice is abandoned there weekly while her husband Harry returns to the city to work. It is there that Bea, a small town farm girl, starts to question where she really fits in. She finds heself drawn to the village, its inhabitants and one particularly handsome lighthouse keeper. It was a great read. The beginning was slow but it pucked up as it rolled along. ❤❤❤❤
Hey hey bookish 🦋🦋🦋!
It's been a while, hasn't it? Hope you've been lounging in the sun/shade and soaking up some excellent summer reads! I know I have!
ICYMI, one of the books I've recently absorbed and posted about on IG was #Montauk! It's a pretty dramatic yet hopeful #beachread. And the descriptions of scenery for this gorgeous island retreat are breathtaking!
What books have you read/are you planning to read this summer? Comment below.
Montauk is located on the eastern tip of Long Island, and this book is set in 1938. It is the story of Beatrice Bordeaux, a married 27-year-old Manhattan socialite and her fateful 3 1/2 months summering there that will change her life forever.
There are lots of issues running through this book...social class differences (both economically and ethnically), gender inequality, infidelities, etc. 🔽🔽
“That alone gave me hope. Something was better than numbness. Something was better than not caring, not dreaming, not daring.”
Our protagonist is having a really bad moment in life at this point...until something comes along and gives her a tiny boost of confidence and more importantly, hope. Love this! ❤️
This book was not what I expected at all. This starts as your typical literary fiction and turns into a faced paced page -turner that I wanted to know what happened. This is well worth it, if you can get past the first 100 pages. Really loved the main character. She starts as a typical housewife in the 1930‘s and who she becomes in this one summer, is terrific.
🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/06/14/montauk-by-nicola-harrison-stmartinspress-re...
I really didn‘t like this one. Historical fiction (and regular fiction for that matter) has covered the Unhappy Wife in an Unhappy Marriage angle pretty darn well up until this point. This book contributes absolutely nothing to the genre. It was plodding, unrealistic and overly manipulative while trying too hard to be moving and poignant. It fails. There are better books out there that explore these themes. Read those instead. #ARC
Montaigne, Long Island, the year is 1938.
Harry Bordeaux is a banker in Manhattan. Harry and his wife Beatrice decide to visit Montauk Manor, a fancy beach side resort. Surprise, Harry is dumping Bea there and will only visit on the weekends, leaving Monday thru Friday for his extracurricular activities. Bea meets Thomas the keeper of the lighthouse. One thing leads to another and Bea is pregnant. The ending will shock you! Very good read!
#WinterWonderland #SeasonsReadings My #December #TBR is to wrap up my ARCs 🙏🏻 I‘m currently in the middle of two. Im loving Once Upon A River but not so much The Trial of Lizzie Borden ( it‘s VERY dry). Top two were gifted by publisher ( THANK YOU @StMartinsPress ) and I‘m very excited to read both of those titles. @StMartinsPress consistently publishes thought provoking and buzz worthy books ❣️❣️❣️