Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Waiting on/Can't-Wait Wednesday: Cocoa Beach

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings.  Both help us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

Cocoa Beach
Beatriz Williams
Expected publication date: June 27, 2017
Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets—secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she left behind.

Five years later, in the early days of Prohibition, the newly widowed Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to settle her husband’s estate. Despite the evidence, Virginia does not believe Simon perished in the fire that destroyed the seaside home he built for her and their young daughter. Separated from her husband since the early days of their marriage, the headstrong Virginia plans to uncover the truth, for the sake of the daughter Simon never met.

Simon’s brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers that surrounded Simon now threaten her and their daughter’s life as well. - from Goodreads
I'm looking forward to this one because Beatriz Williams is one of my favorite authors!

14 comments:

  1. I love that Virginia is an ambulance driver in this. It is in keeping with a woman who would go searching for her husband's secrets too.

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    1. She definitely sounds like a woman who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty!

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  2. Ooooh I love the look of this one! And I love historical thrillers - this one looks very good. Adding it to my TBR now!
    Thanks for sharing, Angela :)
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    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Great, I hope you enjoy it! I love Beatriz Williams' books.

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  3. This looks like a good read- love the historical time period- and I love the summery vibe too!

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    1. Yeah, it looks perfect for summer! Beatriz Williams is so good at making the time period come to life, too.

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  4. I can see why you want to read this one. The setting along would make me want to pick it up! :)

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    1. I know, it feels like such a glamorous time period!

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  5. I haven't read the author yet - though I did buy a book of hers. Love that cover!!

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    1. I know, it's so pretty and summery! I hope you like her book!

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  6. Oh wow, this sounds fascinating. I can already tell that Virginia is a character I would totally love.

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    1. She was introduced in a previous novel, so I'm excited to get her full story!

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  7. This is the first time that I have heard of this one and it just has such an amazing concept. I hope that you enjoy it! :)

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