Saturday 24 March 2018

#BookReview Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams @authorbeatriz ‏@PRHAudio #AudioBookReview

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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.


As usual, did I start off reading (or in this case listening) the wrong book in a Beatriz Williams series. I have a tendency to go for the last one published and then go back to the start. Luckily, the books Williams write are all stand-alone(ish).

Along the Infinite Sea is a fabulous book. I have an easy way to determine how good an audiobook is. Since I have work where I can listen to audiobooks do I want to feel that the books captivate me in such a way that after 8 hours of work does it feel like I breezed through the day. Or at least I have been entertained. This one? Well, it was like magic and I loved every single minute of the book. Kathleen McInerney is a fabulous narrator and I could listen to her talk all day long.

As for the story. I'm a big fan of dual storylines and I found myself quite caught up in both Pepper Schyuler's life and problems as well as Annabelle Dommerich story about her youth in Europe in the 40s. I was hooked and captivated by both storylines, although I found myself more taken with Pepper as a person than Annabelle, at least young Annabelle, the older one was far sassier.

I've always like that Williams manage to portray here characters, give them depth and great personalities. She's especially great when it comes to greate strong female characters, and the Schuyler sisters are definitely special. I've just finished book one and Vivian Schuyler is just as brassy as Pepper. I'm looking forward to reading about Tiny next.

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