Top Ten Tuesday with Elena: Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented

 

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Description: Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a very cool meme I stumbled upon recently, and I love all the Top Ten lists created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today I chose the one that highlights Ten Characters Who Are Super Talented.

So, here’s my list:

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Nick Greenwald and Josh Walker

I can’t believe we’re almost half way through 2014. Like I said before, I feel like time is passing so fast lately, which is freaking me out a bit, to be honest. But the good thing is that I’ve already read so many great books these past months, and this means I met so many new wonderful book boyfriends…Today I’ll talk about Nick Greenwald from A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams (you can find my review here) and Josh Walker from Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros (you can read my review here)

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Elena Reviews: A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

 

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The synopsis:

Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak.

That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview.

Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married—an event that set off a wildfire of gossip among the elite of Seaview, who have summered together for generations. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene, and she insinuates herself back into Lily’s friendship with an overpowering talent for seduction…and an alluring acquaintance from their college days, Yankees pitcher Graham Pendleton. But the ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.

Under the scorching summer sun, the unexpected truth of Budgie and Nick’s marriage bubbles to the surface, and as a cataclysmic hurricane barrels unseen up the Atlantic and into New England, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional cyclone of their own, which will change their worlds forever.

 

 

My rating: 5 glittering stars

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My Review:

Beatriz Williams entered the list of my favorite authors when I read Overseas (you can check out my review here) Her writing enchants the reader and her characters come alive on the page. It’s very difficult to put the book down when it’s by Beatriz Williams.

A Hundred Summers is one of those stories you just can’t tear yourself away from. It’s a romance novel that’s different from others you might have read, in a good way. Sometimes I happen to come across some novels that are similar, and I wanted to find something different, something that could keep me interested from beginning to end. Well, a Hunded Summers is exactly the book I was looking for.

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