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Montauk
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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Jerdencon
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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Current view in Montauk LI...
Read the tagged book a few months ago so fun to be where it took place!

Cathythoughts Beautiful 2w
UwannaPublishme 😍👍🏻 2w
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rustoryhuf
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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.

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MindyK59
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a great summer beach read. This book is the author‘s debut novel and she wrote it in a way that I almost felt like I was there.

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Lola
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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. 🏖

Richryan52 Delaware? 2mo
Lola @Richryan52 Long Beach Island, NJ- Or LBI as everyone here calls it :) 2mo
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Jenken1998
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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. ❤❤❤❤

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absolutebookish
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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.

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robinb
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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. 🔽🔽

robinb At the heart of it is how a grieving young woman, grasping at an advantageous match in an effort to pull herself back into life, ultimately realizes her naivety about the choices she‘s made. She has to decide if she has the courage to reach deep, remember who she is and commit to what she wants in life.
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robinb I had mixed feelings about this story. While I rooted for Beatrice to come into her own, she had a few moments of snideness and made a few decisions that weren‘t well thought out, and I often ended up wanting to throttle her. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And unfortunately the ending was fairly predictable as well. 3.5/5⭐️

Thanks to #BookedUpAllNight and @StMartinsPress for the ARC!
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Crazeedi I have this on my tbr list! 3mo
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robinb @Crazeedi I enjoyed it for the most part. 😊👍 3mo
Cinfhen This book was ok for me! Predictable was my feeling as well. 3mo
robinb @Cinfhen 👍I was sort of hoping for more...but yes, OK about sums it up. 3mo
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robinb
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“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! ❤️

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robinb
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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Up next is an historical fiction ARC I won from #BookedUpAllNight and @StMartinsPress (thank you!).

#coverlove💙

Crazeedi Interested in your thoughts on this! 3mo
robinb @Crazeedi So far I‘m enjoying it! It‘s a bit of a chunkster (at about 400 pages) so it may take me awhile as I‘m a slower reader. 3mo
Crazeedi @robinb oh I love books bigger than 400 pages!!! 3mo
robinb @Crazeedi Me too, but being a slower reader they sometimes take me awhile to get through! 🤣👍 3mo
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Lauren.Archer
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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.

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Reecaspieces
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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🍭🍭🍭 review is up on my blog. Stop by and say hi! https://reecaspieces.com/2019/06/14/montauk-by-nicola-harrison-stmartinspress-re...

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Callemarie
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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What a beautiful beginning to a book❤

JanuarieTimewalker13 I def want to read this one! 4mo
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KatieDid927
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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

britt_brooke Love honest reviews - thanks! This does not seem up my alley. 4mo
KatieDid927 @britt_brooke Anytime! I‘m admittedly picky when it comes to romance driven storylines but I was wishing I was reading Beatriz Williams or even the classic The Awakening instead. This was just not executed well, imo. 4mo
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Sunnyrobin
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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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!

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Callemarie
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Ooooooooooh look what came in the mail for me today! Thanks @StMartinsPress !!!!

BethM That cover is intriguing . 5mo
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robinb
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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It‘s always such fun to receive #bookmail! In this case, I won this one from #BookedUpAllNight! Thanks #StMartinsPress! 🎉🎉😍😍🥳🥳📘

#coverlove 💙

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MyBookSwapClub
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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Absolutely loved this book. Read it on #Kindle. Review coming up soon :)

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Reecaspieces
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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Nothing like book mail after a hard day!!! Thank you @StMartinsPress this looks fantastic!

Jerdencon Read this one and liked it 5mo
Reecaspieces @Jerdencon thanks!!! Always makes the read better!! 5mo
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Jerdencon
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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Getting ready for our flight back to NY 😒 - sad to leave the warmth - but I'm reading about NY and my son has just started the Eragon series.

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Cinfhen
Montauk | Nicola Harrison
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#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 ❣️❣️❣️

LeahBergen Wait... Lizzie Borden? Is it fiction or nonfiction? 10mo
Kalalalatja The Farm sounds so interesting! 10mo
TrishB I‘ll be looking out for Once Upon a River 👍🏻 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️📚❤️📚 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s NF @LeahBergen and I‘m really struggling with it!! It‘s boring and the writing is dry😞 10mo
emilyhaldi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
Reviewsbylola I think I have the Lizzie Borden too but there‘s no kindle option for download so I don‘t know if I‘ll ever read it. 10mo
Cinfhen I‘m reading the Lizzie Borden through #BlueFireReader on my iPad @Reviewsbylola but it does expire and disappear when the publisher archives the book. It‘s not that good so don‘t feel bad if you skip it 10mo
Cinfhen I know @Kalalalatja I‘m looking forward to that book but I have a feeling you will love 10mo
Kalalalatja Just read the blurb, and it does sound like my kind of book👌 10mo
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