Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Lost Summers of Newport by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White

Three women, three timelines, one house, family secrets that were to be hidden forever, and individual secrets.

We meet Andie in 2019 who is doing a makeover show in only three permitted rooms at the Sprague Mansion.

We meet Lucky in 1958 who still lives in the Sprague mansion.

We meet Ellen the music teacher in 1899 who is to make a singer out of poor Maybelle so she can be married off to an Italian Prince.

Andie is in need of money and can't lose this job. 

Lucky whose real name is Lucia and who came from Italy never fit in with the wealthy folks, but stays just to be comfortable. 

Ellen worries she will be fired if someone finds out about her past.

The book seamlessly moves from time frame to time frame as we find out about all three women and learn of their secrets, their woes, and connections.

Fans of the three W's will not be disappointed as they weave another marvelous tale with the house being the center of the story and a house that sounds amazing.

Loved the characters and the story line.

THE LOST SUMMERS OF NEWPORT is an enjoyable summer read for the fans of these authors.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher for an honest review.

8 comments:

  1. The library in Melbourne has this on order but there are a number of books by Beatriz Williams I still have to read. so going to start with that

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    1. Always enjoy her books. Enjoy when you read this book.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Sounds very good, will put it on my wishlist.

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    1. I think you will really enjoy the book, Kathryn.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  3. Sounds like fun!

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    1. It was a good one.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.

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  4. Very good review.
    Sounds good.

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    1. Thanks, Linda.

      It was very good…thanks for commenting.

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