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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Overseas by Beatriz Williams - May 2012 Book Feature

Overseas by Beatriz Williams
464 pages
ISBN 978-0399157646
Putnam Adult (May 10, 2012)

I am delighted to introduce you to our May book feature. Overseas by Beatriz Williams is a debut novel which mixes intrigue and adventure with a generous dollop of romance and is getting early raves in the literary world. Here is the book description from the publisher:
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.
  Early Praise:

"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

Have I made you curious? Go ahead and read an excerpt from the book here.

Check out this fabulous interview with the author at Publisher's Weekly where she gives a little insight into the novel.


I am happy to tell you that we are going to be giving away a copy of this book to one lucky reader in May - I hope you'll come back on May 1st to read a terrific guest post by the author and enter to win a copy of the book!


  1. I received an ARC of this book recently, and I'll be reading it soon. It sounds quite good.

    1. Heather: I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the book!

  2. This sounds great! If I can get a copy I'll be in!

    1. Jill - I just posted a giveaway of the book - go ahead and throw your name in the hat!!


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