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Overseas

by Beatriz Williams

Putnam | January 28, 2014 | Hardcover

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A passionate, sweeping novel of a love that transcends time.

When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one's more surprised than she is. Julian's relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she's baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire-Manhattan's most eligible bachelor-pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn't had a boyfriend since college?

The answer is beyond imagining . . . at least at first. Kate and Julian's story may have begun not in the moneyed world of twenty-first-century Manhattan but in France during World War I, when a mysterious American woman emerged from the shadows of the Western Front to save the life of Captain Julian Laurence Ashford, a celebrated war poet and infantry officer.

Now, in modern-day New York, Kate and Julian must protect themselves from the secrets of the past, and trust in a true love that transcends time and space.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 464 pages, 3.68 × 2.5 × 0.59 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Putnam

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399157646

ISBN - 13: 9780399157646

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Overseas

by Beatriz Williams

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 464 pages, 3.68 × 2.5 × 0.59 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Putnam

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399157646

ISBN - 13: 9780399157646

About the Book

When twentysomething Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of a legendary, handsome British billionaire, her answer to his pursuit is beyond imagining. Their story may have begun not in the 21st century but in France during World War I.

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I knew it was a dream, a nightmare, but still I couldn’t break free into consciousness. I kicked upward toward the surface, thrusting with all my might, until my lungs burst with a scream that wouldn’t release. Someone called to me: distant, urgent. And then I emerged, sweating, with Julian’s arms around me and his voice murmuring in my ear. “Sweetheart, wake up. Kate, it’s all right.” I turned blindly into his chest. “You’re here,” I said, between heaving gasps of air. “You’re still here.” “Of course I’m here. Shh. Of course I’m here.” He held me against his body, enfolding me with himself, and gradually the panic died down. I concentrated on breathing slowly, on grasping at the solid physical details around me, anchoring me to reality: the sheets, the faint glow from the nightlight, the cool air entering my nose. Julian’s skin pressed into mine. “Better?” he asked, after a minute. “Yes,” I said. A low chuckle rumbled from his throat. “Your first nightmare already. Is it all so very dreadful?” I snorted into his chest. “Terrible. A severe case of endorphin overload. I may not live through the night.” “Rubbish,” he said. “ My endorphins are jolly well singing in my ears, and I’m not moaning on about it.” “Oh, I don’t know.” I snaked my hand along his side and administered a sharp t
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A passionate, sweeping novel of a love that transcends time.

When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one's more surprised than she is. Julian's relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she's baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire-Manhattan's most eligible bachelor-pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn't had a boyfriend since college?

The answer is beyond imagining . . . at least at first. Kate and Julian's story may have begun not in the moneyed world of twenty-first-century Manhattan but in France during World War I, when a mysterious American woman emerged from the shadows of the Western Front to save the life of Captain Julian Laurence Ashford, a celebrated war poet and infantry officer.

Now, in modern-day New York, Kate and Julian must protect themselves from the secrets of the past, and trust in a true love that transcends time and space.

About the Author

 Beatriz Williams lives with her husband and children in Greenwich, Connecticut. Overseas is her first novel. 

Editorial Reviews

 "History meets romance meets suspense! Compelling, original and wildly romantic, Beatriz Williams' prose is stunning and the plot edge-of-your-seat gripping. OVERSEAS is an absolute triumph-I loved every page."
-Tilly Bagshawe, New York Times-bestselling author of Adored
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