Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Along the Infinite Sea
Each of the three Schuyler sisters has her own world-class problems, but in the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. When Pepper fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction, she thinks she's finally found a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician.
But the car's new owner turns out to have secrets of her own, and as the glamorous and mysterious Annabelle Dommerich takes pregnant Pepper under her wing, the startling provenance of this car comes to light: 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 from World War II 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.
Indomitable heroines, a dazzling world of secrets, champagne at the Paris Ritz, and a sweeping love story for the ages, in New York Times bestselling author Beatriz William's final book about the Schuyler sisters.
This is the third book I have read by this author. You can call me a fan. I get lost in the story and the characters. I love when this happens. Although this book felt a little one-sided with the main focus really on Annabelle. When the story would flash back to Pepper, her voice was short and sweet. However it did get strong towards the end. Yet I was not disappointed that the story focused on Annabelle as she really did need to lay the foundation for how she and Pepper were connected. As I was reading this book I was instantly transported back in time. It was like I was Annabelle. Both men in Annabelle's life were good in their own ways. It is not often that you find good men. So glad that Annabelle did. So in other words what I am saying is that I could not choose one over the other. The ending was lovely. I can't wait to read the next book by this author. Along the Infinite Sea is a lovely read.