Book Review: “The Summer Wives”, by Beatriz Williams

“The Summer Wives” is an engrossing novel, set in a time and place where wealthy families summered in island mansions off the coast of New England, over-drank regularly at their exclusive clubs and played a lot of bridge (actually, they probably still do most of that). It explores themes of love, family and social class in a way that is sometimes melancholy, sometimes hopeful and always engaging. Continue reading


“Not That I Could Tell”, by Jessica Strawser

The sudden disappearance of Kristin and her young twins has her neighbors on edge. Afterall, several of them were drinking cocktails with her in a neighbor’s backyard the night before she was reported missing. Was it foul play or did Kristin intend to disappear? Continue reading