| Author : Judy Blundell Genre : Fiction & Literature Books Family Literary Price : $12.99 Release Date : 2018-05-22 Description : <b>“A shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity, <i>The High Season</i> is wicked summer fun.”—Helen Simonson, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand</i></b><br /><br /><b>The Hamptons hath no fury like a woman scorned.</b><br /><br />No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has <i>the house</i>. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her 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.<br /><br />It’s Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls “the summer bummer”: the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. The widow of a blue-chip artist, Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a “gorgeous satellite” stepson. But soon Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life—her house, her friends, even her husband (okay, ex-husband, but still). And after her job as the director of a local museum is threatened, Ruthie finally decides to fight back.<br /><br />Meanwhile, away from the watchful eyes of her parents, Jem is tasting independence at her first summer job, but soon finds herself growing up too fast. One of Ruthie’s employees, a master of self-invention named Doe, infiltrates the inner circle of an eccentric billionaire and his wayward daughter. With a coterie of social climbers and Ruthie’s old flame thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The High Season<br /></i></b><br />“A mesmerizing, head-spinning—and sometimes madcap-hilarious—take of have and have-nots. Populated by artists, a billionaire and his aimless daughter, scheming teenagers and backstabbing adults, it’s the perfect beach read even if there’s no sand in sight.”<b>—<i>People</i> (Book of the Week)</b><br /><br />“A let’s-get-lost tale of romance, high art, and class intrigue . . . in the smart, breezy sweet spot between Meg Wolitzer and Elin Hilderbrand.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b>|
| Author : Judy Blundell Genre : Crime & Mystery Books Young Adult Fiction Price : $5.99 Release Date : 2010-02-01 Description : This National Book Award winner set during the aftermath of WWII is now available in paperback!When Evie's father returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more back with him than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company in postwar Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds herself falling for Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in two.|
| Author : Judy Blundell Genre : Family & Relationships Books Young Adult Fiction Historical Price : $5.99 Release Date : 2011-04-01 Description : From National Book Award winner Judy Blundell, the tale of a sixteen-year-old girl caught in a mix of love, mystery, Broadway glamour, and Mob retribution in 1950 New York.
When Kit Corrigan arrives in New York City, she doesn't have much. She's fled from her family in Providence, Rhode Island, and she's broken off her tempestuous relationship with a boy named Billy, who's enlisted in the army.
The city doesn't exactly welcome her with open arms. She gets a bit part as a chorus girl in a Broadway show, but she knows that's not going to last very long. She needs help--and then it comes, from an unexpected source.|
| Author : Judy Blundell Genre : Historical Books Kids Fiction Price : $7.99 Release Date : 2013-03-01 Description : From National Book Award-winning author Judy Blundell, a thrilling account of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.<br /><br />When Minnie Bonner's father disappears after losing the Bonners' Philadelphia tavern, the wealthy gentleman Edward Sump, led by his avaricious wife, offers Minnie a chance to work as a lady's maid to support her family. The Sumps have grand plans, grander than the city of Philadelphia can offer, however, and decide to move to San Francisco -- the greatest city in the west. But when a powerful earthquake strikes, Minnie finds herself the sole survivor among them. After the dust settles, Minnie discovers a bag belonging to the Sumps filled with cash and papers that could drastically change her fortune. With no one else to claim it, Minnie has turned into an heiress overnight.<br /> Wealth comes at a price, though, and she is soon wrapped up in a deception that leads her down a dangerous path. As the aftermath of the earthquake ravages the city, Minnie continues to maintain her new identity. That is, until a mysterious but familiar stranger appears.|
| Author : Judy Blundell Genre : Historical Books Young Adult Fiction Price : $17.99 Release Date : 2018-05-27 Description : "Sommaren håller på att ta slut och femtonåriga Evies styvfar är äntligen hemma efter att ha stridit i andra världskriget. Familjen har med ens gott om pengar och livet leker. Men allt är inte så idylliskt som det verkar.
Den filmstjärnesnygge Peter Coleridge, som tjänstgjort tillsammans med styvfadern i kriget, dyker plötsligt upp och Evie faller för hans charm. Trots att hon anar att han bär på mörka hemligheter.
Sakta men säkert börjar Evie förstå att allt hon har trott på är lögn och hon tvingas välja mellan sin familj och mannen hon älskar. Hon måste förråda någon av dem.
”It’s a stylish, addictive brew.”