It’s that time of year when we need to plan what our summer reads will be. Kristin, from Simon & Schuster is stopping by to introduce us to today’s gust who has written the perfect beach read. Please help me in welcoming Ms. Patricia Beard!
Patricia Beard is the author of nine nonfiction books and hundreds of nationally published magazine articles. She is a former features and contributing editor at Town & Country, ELLE, and Mirabella magazines. She lives upstate New York with her husband and three dogs.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
“Nothing ever changes at Wauregan.” That mystique is the tradition of the idyllic island colony off the shore of Long Island, the comforting tradition that its summer dwellers have lived by for over half a century. But in the summer of 1948, after a world war has claimed countless men—even those who came home—the time has come to deal with history’s indelible scars.
Helen Wadsworth’s husband, Arthur, was declared missing in action during an OSS operation in France, but the official explanation was mysteriously nebulous. Now raising a teenage son who longs to know the truth about his father, Helen turns to Frank Hartman—her husband’s best friend and his partner on the mission when he disappeared. Frank, however, seems more intent on filling the void in Helen’s life that Arthur’s absence has left. As Helen’s affection for Frank grows, so does her guilt, especially when Peter Gavin, a handsome Marine who was brutally tortured by the Japanese and has returned with a faithful war dog, unexpectedly stirs new desires. With her heart pulled in multiple directions, Helen doesn’t know whom to trust—especially when a shocking discovery forever alters her perception of both love and war.
Part mystery, part love story, and part insider’s view of a very private world, A Certain Summer resonates in the heart long after the last page is turned.
Contempary Women’s Fiction /Gallery
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (May 21, 2013)
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