Title: Along The Infinite Sea (The Schuyler Sisters, book#3)
Genre: Literary fiction/Historical Romance
Author: Beatrix Williams
Publisher: G.P. Putnam, Nov. 2015
Source: free for review from the Amazon Vine Program
Sexy Rating: 5
Description from Amazon.com:
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.
I have not read the first two books about the Schuyler sisters but after reading this wonderful book I will definitely put them on my wish list. This is a standalone novel so no worries that you will be lost. The chapters alternate between Annabelle’s story in the 1930’s, prewar Europe and Pepper’s 1966 adventures. What ties these two together is the car, a 1936 Mercedes Roadster that Annabelle used to flee the Nazi Gestapo and the car that Pepper finds abandoned in a Cape Cod garage. The two women meet when Pepper offers the car for sale and Annabelle buys it. Both stories of the women’s pasts are interesting but Annabelle’s past is riveting. There is a love triangle and we are kept guessing right up until the very end of the book. Lots of twists intertwine with many adventures and heart pounding action. Williams does a very good job of giving us the pulse and apathy of a prewar Europe Where many were naïve about the coming horrors but there were also those who were aware and willing to risk everything to save lives. Pepper’s story makes us speculate on the identity of the father of her child since there is certainly much innuendo. She also has some heart pounding encounters as she tries to run and hide to protect her baby.
I strongly recommend this book. The romance is sensual, with beautifully written encounters. The pages are brimming with sexual tension and breath taking action scenes. All enveloped in exquisitely written prose. The mystery of Annabelle’s loves kept me turning pages until the wee hours.