Thursday, October 2, 2014

What Happened One Summer Night in 1938?



The first Read for Pink feature of this year.  Your purchase of Beatriz’s novel goes toward Breast Cancer research.   She is also this year's Chair Woman for the Read for Pink Campaign. Thank you to Putnam Books and Beatriz Williams for sending A Hundred Summers.  This is her second novel.  I am delighted to share it with you.

Synopsis:

Meet Budgie who is known for getting what she wants whenever she wants it.  Her gal pal Lily always accompanies but steps aside for her friend.  The women travel in the fall of 1931 to see Nick Greenwald and his friend Graham Pendleton at a football game.  Lily immediately falls for Nick while Budgie cautions her.  On New Years Lily and Nick make a decision that could affect their future.  What will happen to the both of them?   How will things have changed in 1938?

My Thoughts:

I couldn’t say no to another Beatriz Williams novel.   The story is told in two different time periods 1931 from fall forward and then the summer of 1938.  The writer leaves you with enough questions to continue forward in the novel in both time periods.  I thought the novel was a little slow in the beginning. It picked up pace about halfway through.   The one character who stands out is Nick.  I loved the way the writer crafted the character of Budgie.   I found myself asking questions such as how did Nick and Budgie end up together?   What is real truth in their marriage?

Rating:

4.5/5

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