Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spotlight and Giveaway: It Happens in the Hamptons

It Happens in the Hamptons is Holly Peterson's latest novel and it just came out this week! To celebrate, William Morrow has one copy for a lucky reader!

When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping for summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with a dazzling, handsome investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society’s one-percenters vacation alongside local, hard-working people who’ve lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she’s looking forward to their move, Katie is wary about mingling with her boyfriends’ East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn’t all that it seems to be on the surface—and neither are the people who live there.

As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, she is amazed to witness sudden whims become dire needs, extra-marital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchase friends and loyalties like a pair of shoes. Even the middle-class put on a determined façade while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders.

The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the secrets of both types of people, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between the classes becomes explosive as the summer goes on and betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person will keep you turning the pages. It’s not until Katie meets Luke, a local marine biologist and teacher, that she begins to question what it is she really wants. She begins to understand the life she’s begun for herself may not be the one she came for.

“Hugely entertaining! Put Holly Peterson’s It Happens in the Hamptons on your list of guilty pleasures this summer.”
— Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Identicals

Holly Peterson is the New York Times best-selling author of four books. Aside from It Happens in the Hamptons, she has also authored an entertaining book, Assouline’s Smoke & Fire: Recipes and Menus for Entertaining Outdoors, and two previous works of fiction — The Idea of Him and The Manny. She was a Contributing Editor for Newsweek, an Editor-at-Large for Talk magazine and an Emmy Award–winning Producer for ABC News, where she spent more than a decade covering everything from global politics to trials of the century. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, Town and Country, Vogue, Departures, Elle Décor, The Daily Beast, Harper’s Bazaar, and numerous other publications.

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20 comments:

Joanne McGrath said...

My favourite book that takes place at a summer destination is Maine by Courtney J. Sullivan.

April Sutton said...

I love the entire beach set from Mary Alice Monroe. So good!

Janine said...

My favorite book that takes place at a beach (or most of the book takes place in Hawaii) is Flirting With Forty by Jane Porter. I have also been to a famous beach, Waikiki Beach, many times.

Nisha Tissoo said...

I'd love to go Cape Cod for summer, I've heard so many good stories. I've read it in a couple if books too!

Tatum Rangel said...

I would love to visit Cape Cod and Nantucket. :)

Margie Shaw said...

I love reading about areas along the coast. Cape Cod, Nantucket, even the Low country of S. Carolina. Some of the best reads.

traveler said...

A captivating novel taking place at a beach during the summer is Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax.

Dianne Casey said...

My favorite beach read is the Ten Beach Road series by Wendy Wax.

Lynn said...

Mary Alice Monroe's Beach House Series and her novels of South Carolina coast are my favorites. Also Dorothea Bentonville Frank and Karen White.

Aire para respirar said...

I've been to the Canary Islands and Majorca, which are one of the best places you can go to in my country. And in the US, I've been to Long Island

djnbjnon said...

I just recently read the book "A hundred summers". I enjoy reading it.

Rita Wray said...

I would love to go to Nantucket.

Mary Preston said...

All of Me by Kelly Moran comes to mind.

jean602 said...

I have been to Cape Cod.It's so beautiful there.

Jennifer said...

I love Fresh Brewed by Pamela Ford!

Patricia said...

I've only been to Cape Cod and that was as a kid, so it definitely didn't count as a glamour vacation for me. 😉

bn100 said...

no, Hamptons

tarafarah7 said...

I live in MI and the most famous summer destination I have been to is Mackinac Island. It definitely wasn't Hollywood style, but it was fun. :-)

rhonda said...

I've spent a lot of time in Malibu.Love it.

A. B. said...

One of my favorite books that takes place during the summer is "The Girl at the Lion D'Or" by Sebastian Faulks. It has gorgeous imagery of France during the summertime. <3
--Ann