• There are few more skilled practitioners of the craft of summer fiction than Beatriz Williams.

    — The New York Times

  • I think Williams is writing the best historical fiction out there. It's lush with period detail but feels immediate.

    — Elin Hilderbrand

  • [Williams'] novels are packed with complex, daring, and intriguingly human women.

    — NPR.com

  • Williams’ particular gift as a writer is peeling back the pages of history to breathe life into the interior lives of women — how they lived, loved, and lost within the expectations and limitations of their time.

    — Entertainment Weekly

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Beatriz returns with a ravishing summer read that transports readers back to a midcentury New England rich with secrets and Cold War intrigue.




About "The Beach at Summerly"

About Beatriz

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

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Upcoming Events


    Historical Fiction Panel with Susan Meissner and Heather Webb

    Madison, CT

    Join Beatriz for a lively discussion with fellow bestselling historical fiction authors Susan Meissner (Only the Beautiful) and Heather Webb (Strangers in the Night). Click here to register.


      In conversation with Karen White

      Wetumpka, AL

      Together again! Join Beatriz and best friend/writing partner Karen White to discuss The Beach at Summerly and Karen’s latest novel, The House on Prytania…plus inside info on their next novel collaboration (with Lauren Willig), due out in September 2024.  Click here for tickets.

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      The legendary writing team returns with an unforgettable journey through the past and present of America’s iconic seaside resort.

      An instant New York Times bestseller

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      The dazzling Gin Kelly returns in the third novel of the award-winning Wicked City Prohibition series.



      About "The Wicked Widow"

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      Summer's most anticipated historical fiction

      Now in paperback, a gripping and profoundly human drama of Cold War espionage and family devotion, inspired by the history of the Cambridge spy ring.

      An IndieNext pick for June

      A LibraryReads pick for June

      An AppleBooks “Must Listen” audio pick for June

      A “Best of Summer” pick from Bustle, BuzzFeed, Frolic, shereads, and more

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      A remarkable novel of raw suspense and lyric beauty — the story of a lost pilot and a war-weary photographer that will leave its mark on your soul.




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      The Golden Hour

      A brilliantly original epic of espionage and human courage inside the court of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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      Beatriz speaks frequently with book clubs around the world. If you’d like to schedule a Skype or telephone session with Beatriz for your meeting, please fill out the contact form on the Book Clubs page.

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      October 26, 2021

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      The dazzling Gin Kelly returns in the third novel of the acclaimed Wicked City Prohibition...

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