On Tour 5/26/20- 6/25/20 ”Montauk” by Nicola Harrison

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Paperback Release : June 9, 2020

About The Book:

An epic and cinematic novel by debut author Nicola Harrison, Montauk captures the glamour and extravagance of a summer by the sea with the story of a woman torn between the life she chose and the life she desires.

Montauk, Long Island, 1938.

For three months, this humble fishing village will serve as the playground for New York City’s wealthy elite. Beatrice Bordeaux was looking forward to a summer of reigniting the passion between her and her husband, Harry. Instead, tasked with furthering his investment interest in Montauk as a resort destination, she learns she’ll be spending twelve weeks sequestered with the high society wives at The Montauk Manor—a two-hundred room seaside hotel—while Harry pursues other interests in the city.

College educated, but raised a modest country girl in Pennsylvania, Bea has never felt fully comfortable among these privileged women, whose days are devoted not to their children but to leisure activities and charities that seemingly benefit no one but themselves. She longs to be a mother herself, as well as a loving wife, but after five years of marriage she remains childless while Harry is increasingly remote and distracted. Despite lavish parties at the Manor and the Yacht Club, Bea is lost and lonely and befriends the manor’s laundress whose work ethic and family life stir memories of who she once was.

As she drifts further from the society women and their preoccupations and closer toward Montauk’s natural beauty and community spirit, Bea finds herself drawn to a man nothing like her husband –stoic, plain spoken and enigmatic. Inspiring a strength and courage she had almost forgotten, his presence forces her to face a haunting tragedy of her past and question her future.

Desperate to embrace moments of happiness, no matter how fleeting, she soon discovers that such moments may be all she has, when fates conspire to tear her world apart…

About The Author:

Originally from Hampshire, England, Nicola Harrison moved to California when she was 14. She studied Literature at UCLA and received an MFA in creative writing at Stony Brook University. She is a member of The Writers Room and has short stories published in The Southampton Review and Glimmer Train as well as articles in Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. She was the fashion and style staff writer for Forbes and had a weekly column at Lucky Magazine. Nicola is also the founder of a personal styling business, Harrison Style. She has spent many summers in Montauk and currently lives in downtown Manhattan. Montauk is her first novel. www.NicolaHarrison.com

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolaharrisonauthor/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicolaharrisonauthor

Twitter: @NicolaHAuthor

Book Blurbs:

“Full of substance and delightful characters with intriguing and intricate lives, Harrison’s first novel will be a strong pick for fans of historical fiction featuring strong female leads, such as Kate Alcott’s A Touch of Stardust and Jaqueline Winspear’s popular “Maisie Dobbs” series.” – Library Journal, Starred Review

“A great beach read with just the right amount of suspense to keep the reader rooting for Beatrice and all she holds dear.” – Booklist

“A seductive, enthralling, and beautifully moving debut novel.” – Hampton Sheet

Ms. Career Girl 2019 SUMMER BEACH READS

PopSugar The 21 New Books You Need to Read in June

A 27east Recommended Read

Parade The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019

“Nicola Harrison offers a rich and decadent peek into the glamorous―and not so glamorous―lives of pre-war Manhattan society. Beautifully written with an expert eye for historical detail, Montauk is both love story and social commentary, but at its heart it’s the thought-provoking story of a woman with the courage to find her voice and inner strength. Heartbreaking and heartwarming, Montauk is a lovely book, meant to be savored.” – Karen White, New York Times bestselling author

“You don’t have to go to Montauk to enjoy the beach. In this lovely debut novel, Nicola Harrison brings the beach to you, along with its people, its mores, and its contradictions. I so enjoyed Montauk, and I look forward to many more novels by Nicola Harrison.” – Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Bloggers On Tour:

May 26th – Tea Cup and a Book https://instagram.com/teacupandabook

May 27th – Nature Books and Coffee https://instagram.com/nature.books.and.coffee

May 30th – Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreview

June 1st -The Ph Diva Books https://instagram.com/thephdivabooks

June 2nd – Iowa Amber Reads https://instagram.com/iowaamberreads

June 4th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

June 5th – Reading Girl Reviews https://instagram.com/readinggirlreviews

June 8th – Midwest Ladies Who Lit http://www.mwladieswholit.wordpress.com/

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June 8th – One Chapter At A Timehttps://instagram.com/one.chapteratatime

June 9th – Mary Beth’s Bookshelf –https://www.instagram.com/my_book_journey_

June 10th – Mrs Boom Reads https://instagram.com/mrsboomreads

June 11th – The Unwined Book Club https://instagram.com/the_unwined

June 12th – Read A Lot Write A Lot https://instagram.com/readalotwritealot

June 16th – Momfluenster https://instagram.com/momfluenster

June 17th –  The Reading Beauty https://instagram.com/the__reading__beauty

June 19th – Niks Nook https://instagram.com/niks_nook

June 21st – Head Full Of Books https://instagram.com/_head_full_of_books_

June 22nd – Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked

June 22nd – Henry and Bennys Book Nook https://instagram.com/henryandbennysbooknook

June 22nd – The Mary Reader https://instagram.com/themaryreader

June 23rd – The Urban BookShelf https://instagram.com/theurbanbookshelf

June 25th -Rebecca Well Read https://instagram.com/rebecca_well_read

 

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