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Summary

Secrets and lies hold the island together. But this summer, everything will fall apart....

A tight community.
A forbidden love.
A summer to change everything....

It's 1951, and Miranda's mother has just married into one of the wealthiest families on Winthrop Island, a glamorous haven set off the New England coast.

But beneath the surface, the island is a delicate balance of tension between the wealthy summer families who holiday there and the Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who keep the island going.

As Miranda begins to fall for Joseph, the lighthouse keeper's handsome son, the tension rises inexorably to the surface, and an explosive end to the summer will change everyone forever....

©2018 Beatriz Williams (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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"A world filled with elegance, charm, and bygone manners...No-one does it better than Beatriz." (Jane Green)

"Full of wit, romance, and surprising twists." (Popsugar

"[A] fast-paced love story...the scorching sun illuminates a friend’s betrayal and reignites a romance." (O, The Oprah Magazine

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A great old fashioned story. One to get the teeth into and enjoy. Anyone who has experienced island life beside the sea, will enjoy this.

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Memorable!

Held my attention throughout the book, every character was memorable for me. Going into this, didn't expect such a complex plot with different dramatic turns.