The High Season
Author(s): Judy Blundell
No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet village two ferry rides from the glitzier Hamptons, the house is Ruthie's nest egg-the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year.
It's Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls othe summer bummero- the family's annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a ogorgeous satelliteo stepson.
The widow of a blue-chip artist, in a world defined by luxury and ease, Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie's life. Is Adeline just being her fabulous self, or is she out to take what she wants?
When an eccentric billionaire, his wayward daughter, a coterie of social climbers, and Ruthie's old flame are thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. But as Ruthie loses her grasp on her job, her home, and her family, she discovers a new talent for pushing back. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same-least of all Ruthie.
In a novel packed with indelible characters, crackling wit, and upstairs/downstairs drama, Judy Blundell emerges as a voice for all seasons-a wry and original storyteller who knows how the most disruptive events in our lives can twist endings into new beginnings.
oSharply observed and beautifully written, The High Seasonis like a cold martini on a hot summer night- Refreshing and intoxicating at the same time.o-Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author ofWatch Me Disappear
oJudy Blundell's debut novel The High Seasonwill hit the summer like a blazing comet of wit, poignancy, and lines that make one stop and sizzle with awe. I'm a fan of Judy Blundell for life!o-Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Reunion
- : 9780525508717
- : Random House Group
- : Random House Group
- : 0.657709
- : May 2018
- : 1.4 Inches X 6.5 Inches X 9.6 Inches
- : books
- : Judy Blundell
- : Hardback
- : English
- : 813.6
- : 416