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The summer wives

Author: Beatriz Williams
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, secretive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her beautiful mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools. Isobel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beatriz Williams
ISBN: 9780062660343 0062660349 9780062860903 0062860909
OCLC Number: 1035847074
Description: 367 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Beatriz Williams.

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Twenty years after being banished from Winthrop Island, Miranda Schuyler returns to find justice for the man she once loved.  Read more...

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"Another hot book for summer from the prolific Williams... A romantic, multilayered tale." --Philadelphia Inquirer "With just the right touch of bitters, Williams mixes a satisfyingly Read more...

 
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