464 pages, 9.35 × 6.35 × 1.5 in
January 28, 2014
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.
Read from the Book
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 tickle. “I definitely heard moaning.”“Look here. Stop that. Stop it, I say. Kate!” He doubled over and tried to roll away without falling off the bed.I began laughing. “Oh my God. You’re ticklish. Come back her
From the Publisher
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.
“Outstanding…With a complicated romance, intriguing suspense, a dashing hero, a feisty heroine, and a fantastic but plausible time-travel explanation, this book will hit the mark for readers wanting something exceptional for their summer reading."—Library Journal (starred review) This is a delicious story about the ultimate romantic fantasy: love that not only triumphs over time and common sense, but, once Kate overcomes Julian’s WWI-era ideas about honor, includes mind-blowing sex.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) A full-throated love story…With [Williams’] gift for humor, snappy dialogue and swooning romance, there's plenty to enjoy and the promise of more enjoyable escapism to come."—Kirkus "A sensational debut! OVERSEAS is a heady blend of wit, charm, and romantic sizzle, all wrapped around a tantalizing mystery that will constantly surprise and delight readers."—Anne Fortier, New York Times-bestselling author of Juliet“Overseas is an irresistible combination of romance, history, and imaginative storytelling. Set against the tumultuous backdrop of World War I and the glittering lights of today’s New York financial world, Beatriz Williams creates a memorable story of a timeless love. . . . I can’t wait to see what she does next!”—Karen White, New York Times–bestselling author of The Beach Trees “Overseas is one of those addictive stories that grab you and don’t let go. Beatriz Williams has an amazing storytelling talent. . . . I wanted to crawl into the book and stay th