beatriz williams headshotWin a copy of Along the Infinite Sea by my favorite author, Beatriz Williams!

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About the book

In 2014, New York Times-bestselling author Beatriz Williams delivered The Secret Life of Violet Grant and introduced us to the first of the Schuyler sisters, Vivian, in a captivating tale about love and ambition spanning two continents and five decades in the life of a privileged Manhattan family. And just this past July, Williams enthralled us with Tiny Little Thing, where we met Tiny Schuyler Hardcastle, a young political wife facing the passions of her past. Now Williams is back with Along the Infinite Sea, an exquisitely crafted tale that brings the author’s ingenious, utterly original trilogy about the Schuyler sisters to a satisfying conclusion. Along the Infinite Sea is both a November IndieNext Pick and a November LibraryReads Pick.

Each of the three Schuyler sisters has her own world-class problems, but in the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler’s problems are in a class of their own. When Pepper fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at an auction, she thinks she’s finally found a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician.

But the car’s new owner turns out to have secrets of her own, and as the glamorous and mysterious Annabelle Dommerich takes pregnant Pepper under her wing, the startling provenance of this car comes to light. Along the Infinite Sea weaves the details of Pepper’s mid-60’s predicament with Annabelle’s coming of age in France in the thirties, from her first kiss and profound love affair with a German Jew, to her marriage to a Nazi military attaché and a terrifying escape from Europe. Brimming with indomitable heroines and power-hungry politicians, Williams’s tale recreates both eras vividly, with decadent French villas, glittering Mediterranean yachts, and sultry nights in the glamorous Paris Ritz Hotel, as well as Florida’s sprawling seaside mansions and Georgia’s evocative Cumberland Island.

Three decades apart, these intrepid women find themselves trapped in situations that would crush weaker souls. But as Annabelle reminds Pepper, “Honey, you always have a choice.  The trick is making the right one.” But in the midst of mounting political and cultural pressure, will either woman choose wisely? Reckless soul mate or faithful husband on the wrong side of history? Chart a frightening unknown path or cave to convention? With its thrilling plot twists and international intrigue, Along the Infinite Sea keeps readers guessing until the final pages. The result is an irresistible tapestry of romance, politics, and the bittersweet legacy of secrets and sacrifice.

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