Monday, February 29, 2016

Along the Infinite Sea

From Goodreads:
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.
From Me:
2 story lines,  2 very different story lines, which works for me most of the time. This one was a little bit slow for me at the beginning, but by the half-way mark, I couldn't put it down.
While it is the 3rd book about 3 sisters, it can stand alone (each one can), although I'm so glad I read it last since Williams brings back some characters from the first book, which was also 2 story lines.
It was an enjoyable read.
In Goodreads, you only have the option of 1,2, 3,4, and 5 stars.  I gave it a 3.
Some people will say--only a 3?!!  But I loved it!!
3 stars means I liked it!  I really did.  I just didn't love it.
I would have given it  3.8 stars if I were given that option.
I am adding this to my Women's Fiction challenge for the year.


Katherine P said...

I'm looking forward to reading this trilogy. It sounds really good. I wish we could do percentages on stars on Goodreads! Some books just don't quite fit in either star.

Literary Feline said...

I have been hearing good things about this trilogy and am glad you enjoyed it. I understand about the rating issue on Goodreads. I use half points sometimes and wish I could convey that on Goodreads. LibraryThing allows halves, at least. And then the whole 3 means good . . . Unfortunately, people don't always see it that way. I'm with you though.

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