Cocoa Beach: A Novel by Beatriz Williams

Cocoa Beach: A Novel

byBeatriz Williams

Kobo ebook | June 27, 2017

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The New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel—an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rumrunners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach.

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.

Title:Cocoa Beach: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 27, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062405004

ISBN - 13:9780062405005

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from This was so bad I hate to say this (because usually I enjoy Beatriz Williams's books) but this story was absolutely horrible! It was overly melodramatic and horribly laid out - it reminded me a lot of a soap opera plot (and I hate soap operas). For something that started off reasonably well, it sure did plummet rather quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-23