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Cocoa Beach

The New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to lush, lawless Prohibition-era Florida in this rich historical novel—an intricate blend of suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rum runners and scoundrels of a paradise far from home.

France, 1917. Virginia Fortescue journeys overseas with the Red Cross in order to escape the claustrophobia of a childhood spent hiding her father’s criminal past. While driving an ambulance across the battlefields of the Western Front, she meets a brilliant, charismatic British army surgeon and falls into a passionate affair. But Captain Simon Fitzwilliam’s charm disguises a history filled with its own darkness, and as the war draws to its close, Virginia is forced into a terrifying choice for herself and their unborn child.

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Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williams is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author of historical fiction.

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From "Cocoa Beach"

  • The world is so still and black, you can hear the groans of the alligators in the water below, the whispers of the night birds.

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June 26, 2017

Cocoa Beach, In Stores June 27


A few years ago, while traveling in Florida, I gazed around at that lush, overgrown...

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