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A Hamptons Christmas

3.17  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Beecher Stowe couldn't be more pleased than to find himself spending that delicious season between Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Hamptons. On his first weekend back, East Hampton stages its annual ragtag, irresistibly corny, small-townish Santa Claus parade, complete with a high school band and Santa on a flatbed truck. It's an old-fashioned American village Christmas ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published November 1st 2000)
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The social dynamics of the Hamptons in December is quite different from the summer months when the southeastern shores of Long Island become the playground of the rich and famous. During the chillier months of the year the locals have have to deal with the issues of rubbing elbows with themselves. The influence of the semi-annual influx of celebrities still has its affect on the community; a point that is driven home by the author through a healthy peppering of his sly references to household na ...more
Beecher finds himself in the Hamptons during a different "season" (Christmas) in this one where he meets a darling little rich girl runaway who longs to spend the holidays with Martha Stewart. Poor girl doesn't realize that Martha spends her Christmases in Connecticut. Beecher and Lady Alex (most annoying in this book) find adventures with the little girl. This book gives Brady the chance to prove that he is a true Hamptonite who does spend time there off-season. I don't think I'd read this one ...more
Cindy Grossi
Disappointing-took almost 100 pages for a story to develop. Before that, the book seemed to consist of lists - lists of people, known and obscure, lists of happening, known and obscure, etc. I feel Brady was treating The Hamptons tongue-in-cheek, but the method was boring.
There was enough of an underlying mystery to hang with the book, because it was short.
I did like the end.
Jan 18, 2016 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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James Winston Brady was an American celebrity columnist who created the Page Six gossip column in the New York Post and authored the In Step With column in Parade for nearly 25 years until his death. He also authored numerous books about his time serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
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