Thursday, October 27, 2016

Along the Infinite Sea

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Synopsis (from Amazon):   An epic story of star-crossed lovers in pre-war Europe collides with a woman on the run in the swinging '60s, in another riveting novel of the Schuyler sisters from the New York Times bestselling author of Tiny Little Thing.

In the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. To find a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries—the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician—she fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction.  

But the car's new owner, the glamorous Annabelle Dommerich, has her own secrets: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle's life before the Second World War stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: This is a very difficult review for me to write.  I know so many wonderful reviews of Along the Infinite Sea and every one I know has recommended.  However, it wasn't for me.  I can't really pinpoint was enjoyable, but I was not left wanting more.  Please look at other reviews, because I know so many people that have really enjoyed the book.  

I had a hard time going back and forth between Annabelle and Pepper.  I also couldn't get past the encounter between Annabelle and Pepper and thought it was a bit unrealistic.  I did enjoy Annabelle's story, I just had a hard time weaving Pepper into present day.  

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would like to read Overseas and A Hundred Summers.

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons.  She now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

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