Along the Infinite Sea

Along the Infinite Sea

Book - 2015
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An epic story of star-crossed lovers in pre-war Europe collides with a woman on the run in the swinging '60s, in another riveting novel of the Schuyler sisters from the New York Times bestselling author of Tiny Little Thing .

In the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. To find a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries--the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician--she fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction. 

But the car's new owner, the glamorous Annabelle Dommerich, has her own secrets: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle's life before the Second World War stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts.

AN INDIE NEXT AND LIBRARY READS PICK
A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
THE BEST OF SKIMMREADS 2016 
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2015.
ISBN: 9780399171314
0399171312
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 456 pages ; 24 cm

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becker
Jun 30, 2017

A bit of history and a bit of romance. Nothing earth shaking here...but it was good storytelling and it was a pleasant read.

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olmyko
Apr 20, 2017

I really wanted to like it but I've found it bland and shallow. One of those pink syrupy romance novels which are easily predictable.

I have no clue why they call the book historical.

You'll be better off reading "All the Light We Cannot See" or "The Night Circus".

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maipenrai
Jan 04, 2017

Since this is the 3rd book in the Schuyler sisters series, make certain you have read one and two first. Requested from MNLINK

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amandaelle
Dec 12, 2016

listened to this as an audio book and it was amazing !

athompson10 Sep 02, 2016

Enjoyable light read. Pepper Schuyler is a great character, Annabelle Dommerich less so and her sections could have been edited down to give some more space to Pepper's story. The version of Germany and France in the late 1930s is VERY much European History Lite; some of Williams' other novels (particularly A Certain Age) are much better on painting an accurate and compelling picture of the era she's writing about.

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mstuart05
Aug 02, 2016

Really tough to get into. First world problems and glitz that is difficult to relate to.

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emartens3
May 10, 2016

Loved the story line and characters. I could not put it down!

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staceylouise
Feb 29, 2016

Another great book by Beatriz Williams. She keeps the plot and characters moving, although she writes in two different time periods. I have enjoyed everything she has written.

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marthabwaters
Oct 02, 2015

This is pretty standard Beatriz Williams fare (which means, of course, that I loved it): beautiful people, dual storylines (one in 1966, one in 1935-38), glamorous settings (Palm Beach, the Cap d'Antibes, Paris, Berlin), lots of lovely historical details, and a puzzle that keeps the pages turning. Williams' writing is beautiful, and the historical setting is vividly drawn -- the backdrop of Nazi Germany (a critical part of the plot, making this unquestionably Williams' most emotionally wrenching book yet) is clearly well-researched. The ending is a bit more bittersweet than is typical for Williams, and I'm not entirely sure how all readers will like it, but if you are a fan of glamorous period pieces, this is the book for you (as are all her others, in fact; start with A Hundred Summers and work from there).

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