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Along the Infinite Sea

(Schuyler Sisters #3)

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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 po ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Melissa I read this without having read any of the other books. It definitely stands alone. However, after reading this one, you will want to read everything…moreI read this without having read any of the other books. It definitely stands alone. However, after reading this one, you will want to read everything by this author!(less)
Ruth Charles Schuyler and Violet are parents to Violet, Tiny and Pepper. Charles's sisters are Lily Dane's mother, Catherine (Schuyler) Dane and the…moreCharles Schuyler and Violet are parents to Violet, Tiny and Pepper. Charles's sisters are Lily Dane's mother, Catherine (Schuyler) Dane and the infamous Aunt Julie. It seems, however, that Charles married Violet (senior) when Lily was already an adult so even though Lily is cousin to the Schuyler sisters she is much older.(less)

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Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters
This is the first Beatriz Williams novel I've read. The writing and storytelling is
seductive. With two storylines (Europe in the 1930's , America in the 1960's), and
two women narrators ( Annabelle and Pepper, with their personal complicated lives
over a twenty year period), I was swept away into another time in history with two
'all-too-human' characters.

Annabelle and Pepper meet at a car auction. Pepper bought and restored a Mercedes Benz
that Annabelle had owned years ago - the car she
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Christina
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

This was my first novel by Beatriz Williams and I was a bit nervous, because technically this book is the third in a series about a trio of sister's. I needn't have worried...it read like a standalone novel and now I absolutely need to read the others and basically anything else this author comes out with.

This story is told in two separate storylines by two different women. Annabelle in Europe in the mid to late 1930's. And Pepper in America in 1966.
During the
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Esil
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Along the Infinite Sea verges on cheesy -- not the kind of book I can read regularly -- but the story and characters drew me in and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In alternating sections, it tells the parallel stories of two women who find themselves pregnant out of wedlock. Annabelle's story takes place in the mid to late 1930s in France and Germany. The story of Pepper takes place in the 1960s in the US, where she is taken in by Annabelle who tells her that she was once in the same boat and that she ...more
Julie
Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams is a 2016 Berkley publication.

Both Annabelle and Pepper are strong women who are facing or have faced adversity, and showed real temerity when staring down danger for the sake of their children. I loved both these women and am so happy they connected. I have a feeling these two will be the best of friends… or maybe even family someday.

Overall, this is a beautiful and epic love story that transcends time, written with perfect pacing and vivi
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Angela M

This just wasn't my cup of tea even though there is a lot to like about the two main characters , Pepper and Annabelle. It's about two women in two different times , trying to manage their out of wedlock pregnancies and love lives . I found Annabelle's story to be more interesting than Pepper's . There seemed to be more substance there , maybe having to do with the time, what was happening to Jews in Europe in the 1930's as opposed to Pepper's story in the 1960's . But even that didn't do much t
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Jennifer
Aug 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beatriz Williams delivers another winner in the latest installment of the Schuyler Sisters series.

"Along the Infinite Sea" provides readers with two parallel stories -- the late 1930's story of Annabelle Dommerich in a Europe that is heading for war, and the mid-1960's story of Pepper Schuyler, the feisty daughter of a prominent NYC family entangled in an affair with a legendary politician.

In "Sea" Williams does what she does best -- gives readers smart, resourceful, headstrong fema
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Brandice
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Along the Infinite Sea, the first Beatriz Williams book I've read. The book includes two story lines: Annabelle in the 1930s, as she works to escape Nazi Germany and is caught in a sort of love triangle, and Pepper in the 1960s, who is looking for a solution to a bad decision she made. Ultimately, the stories merge. The ending was not what I predicted as I read closer to finishing the book, but I enjoyed it and thought the story tied up nicely.

I didn't realize this book was part of
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The Lit Bitch
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Confession: I did not want to read this book. It just sounded a little blah to me. The setting sounded random as did the time periods, and the romance sounded cliche….so I wasn’t overly enthused to read it. But I agreed to do a review anyway on a chance that it might be ‘decent’……I had heard a lot about William’s writing style and was at least willing to give it a shot, especially since I like war time novels/romances.

Well readers…I was completely blown away! This book was phenomenal
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Jessica Jeffers
Jun 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, edelweiss
I’m an unabashed fan of Beatriz Williams’s soapish, melodramatic historical novels. She does what often gets derided as “chick lit” so well. Her books toe the edge of fluffy, but they’re fairly well-written and incredibly engaging. She’s good at laying out a twisty plot without giving away all the secrets too early or making those twists too obvious or trite. They’re just fun to read.

So this is the third novel about the Schuyler sisters and a more-or-less direct follow-up to Tiny Little Thing. For wh
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Melissa Crytzer Fry
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Beatriz Williams I have read, and something about it was compulsively readable (Case in point: generally when I read at night, I get sleepy … but this book kept me wide-eyed).

This dual-narrative, dual-time period novel is, at its most basic level, a love story/romance. (Ironically, I don’t consider myself a reader of either genre – but when it’s done well … let’s face it … who can resist a good love story?). But this novel also is much more. It’s historical fiction and
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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Nov 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Pepper is back and as usual something is brewing. The brew is that she is pregnant and has no place to go.

Pepper did have some money, though, because she found an old Mercedes at her sister's home, got it in perfect working order, and sold it. Little did Pepper know that the car and Annabelle, the woman who bought the car, had a colorful and intense history of love, loss, and complications that involved the car.

What secrets do both Annabelle and Pepper have? Will they bot
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Holly
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
*4.5 stars

Took me awhile to get into this but once things really picked up, I couldn't put it down. I was rooting for Annabelle & Stefan, what a love story! I liked the characters but especially Pepper & Florian. I actually would have liked to have more of their story. The extra half star is for the second half of the book, where I thought the story really shined.
Tracy
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book ripped my heart in two and put it back together again only to rip it up again and mend it once more. There is a twist at the end I really didn't expect and honestly felt was slightly unbelievable due to the characters' personalities. Would Stefan have really done that? I guess I can see it both ways. But that is how the author chose to do it and I can have it. It made me a little disappointed but all is well in the end so I'm okay.

Beatriz Williams is a fantastic author. I've now read
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Robin
May 10, 2015 marked it as to-read
I want to read this for the cover alone. Gorgeous.
Barb
I recently read three other books by Beatriz Williams; I started with 'The Secret Life of Violet Grant', then 'A Hundred Summers' followed by 'Tiny Little Thing' which I finished reading two weeks ago. 'Tiny Little Thing' is the lead-in story to 'Along the Infinite Sea' and I don't recommend reading them in the reverse order, it won't be nearly as satisfying if you do.

There's a lot to like about 'Along the Infinite Sea' and I will say I found myself enjoying the conflicts and the cha
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Angie
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
4.5 stars!

Along the Infinite Sea was a wonderfully written, dual-time story set in Paris, Germany and the United States. Our main characters Pepper and Annabelle are strong, beautiful women whose lives are very complicated and full of secrets. We learn a little at a time about them as the book flashes between 1936 and 1966. Of the 2 storylines, Annabelle's is the most compelling and she is also the character that is more identifiable for most people. She dealt with a lot in her lifet
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
As usual, did I start off reading (or in this case listening) the wrong book in a Beatriz Williams series. I have a tendency to go for the last one published and then go back to the start. Luckily, the books Williams write are all stand-alone (ish).

Along the Infinite Sea is a fabulous book. I have an easy way to determine how good an audiobook is. Since I have a job where I can listen to audiobooks do I want to feel that the books captivate me in such a way that after 8 hours of work
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Sheila DeChantal
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ahhhhh. Reading (or listening in this case) Beatriz Williams books is something that I find hard to describe. The stories are vivid and of a time I have not lived, but the writing makes me wish I had. I enjoy reading about protagonists like Pepper, strong-willed women of a time when strong women were the exception.

The Infinite Sea is told in the time of Pepper and Annabelle meeting one another in the 60’s, with Annabelle’s story of her own youth being weaved in throughout the book. I
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
This author has a gift for weaving a story through the ages. This story ties two women together from the time of WWII to the mid 1960’s. The flavor of the era exudes through the pages and gives you insight to a complicated love affair and the connection to the decisions of a young woman on the run.

Beatriz Williams knows how to write about the deep heart aching love that transcends time. With amazing details of the history along with the depth of motion between two people, you are tak
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
"Along the Infinite Sea" is a historical fiction that focuses on two women: one who is unmarried and pregnant in the 1960s and one who has an amazing past that consists of love, hard choices, and escaping from the Nazis in late-1930s Europe. This is the third book in the Schuyler Sisters series by Beatriz Williams but totally stands on its own. This book really did make me want to go back and read the other books in this series. This one is a great story with many twists and turns.

Pepper and An
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Patty
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Along The Infinite Sea
By
Beatriz Williams


What I knew about this book before I read it...

First of all...I love the work of this author. I read Tiny Little Thing and this book has a definite connection to that book.

My thoughts after reading this book...

I didn't love this book at first. Pepper...one of the main characters was just a tad irritating. She is abrasive...really truly a pain. I first became aware of her in Tiny Little Thing and I real
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Toni
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, I didn't wait too long to come back and finish reading this book, the finale in the Schuyler Sisters series. Binge reading is not quite the same as binge watching tv episodes. haha Naturally, it takes more time, plus all my TBR pile just glares at me saying, "hey, there's no rush on that book, it was published a year ago, let's go woman, we've all got deadlines!" They're right of course. So next time, I'll spread out the joy a little. The book however was pretty decent, I just read it too ...more
JoAnne Pulcino
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
ALONG THE INFINITE SEA

Beatriz Williams

Another enchanting escapist read following Pepper, one of the Schuyler sisters depicted in the first book titled TINY LITTLE THING.

I am a fan as Ms. Williams books are always well written with wonderful characters, a great story line, a little romance and usually a little mystery.

Truly enjoyed!
Michelle
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite authors. You can go wrong with a Beatriz Williams book. She is an expert and blending multiple storylines and time periods. The writing is always crisp, funny, and moving. Loved this b
Kathryn
4.5 stars. Couldn't go to bed until I finished it. Needed to know!
The Infinite Sea is a sweeping story of two women that ranges from the late 1930's and into the 1960's. It soon pulled me in to their lives and intrigues.

Annabelle is a young nineteen year old living in France with her father when she is pushed into helping out a Jewish German - Stefan Silverman when he is shot. An attraction springs up. However circumstances happen that sees her being paired with Johann von Klei
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Elizabeth
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
Amazing conclusion! I was at the edge of my chair throughout the book.
Stephanie Kline
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I knew I liked Beatriz Williams after reading “The Secret Life of Violet Grant”, and even though “Tiny Little Thing” was a bit of a flop for me, I kept the faith. I dug into this third novel in the trilogy, and expected my review and general liking of the book to fall somewhere between the last two. But this BLEW ME AWAY. “Along the Infinite Sea” was fantastic – expertly written, with characters and a storyline that absolutely sucked me in from page one. I was completely hooked right until ...more
Debbie
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Beatriz Williams has amazed me with each and every offering and her latest literary masterpiece, Along The Infinite Sea; a powerful mix of suspense, ill-fated love and drama is no exception. She seamlessly sweeps between the swinging 60s and pre WWII 30s Europe trapping readers in her intricate web of fiction dotted with facts. Her backdrops are ostentatious and seductive, her characters unforgettably detailed and fans will recognize some of the character cameos. Her persuasive, time appropriate ...more
Christy Ryan
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one and totally felt like I was in the middle of pre WWII Europe. I will say the wrap up somehow felt a little rushed or abrupt. Not really sure how after a 450 page book... but overall still really liked it!
Alexis Whitzell
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story! I liked how the author intertwined the worlds of Annabelle and Pepper- A page turner for sure!!
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