Beatriz Williams’ ‘Along the Infinite Sea’ is a splendid novel that transports the reader to two very different eras – 1930’s Europe and 1960’s America. She also gives us two women, Annabelle Dommerich and Pepper Schuyler, who on the surface seem very different, but as their stories weave together we see more commonness between them than expected. What brings these two exceptional women together is a classic Mercedes. To tell more of the story would be to give too much away. Instead, I will tell you what the reader gets is an intricately weaved story about love, commitment, friendships, promises and the ravages of war. The gift the reader also gets from Williams are characters that are real, that have flaws, that make decisions that are not always in their best interest, but sometimes they have no other choice and most of all the good are not always good and the bad are not always bad. These characters are real and they left a mark on me so strong that for days afterward I thought of them as friends that I did not want to say goodbye too. I only hope that Beatriz Williams continues the story of these captivating characters.— Lynn Pellerito Riehl - Event Manager
November 2015 Indie Next List
“Heroines in different decades, Annabelle and Pepper both know the peril of loving a man seemingly always just beyond their reach as well as the need to escape in order to survive. Williams' novel follows Annabelle through the hurdles life throws her way in the years preceding World War II in Europe as well as the parallel trials and tribulations of Pepper during the 1960s. These complicated women meet when Pepper sells her restored Mercedes to Annabelle as a way to raise money for her own escape plan. Together, Annabelle and Pepper come to rescue each other and learn that sometimes love can survive life's trials.”
— Dell Marie Swearer (W), Bluebird Books, Hutchinson, KS
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 politician. But the car's new owner turns out to have secrets of her own, and as the glamorous and mysterious Annabelle Dommerich takes pregnant Pepper under her wing, the startling provenance of this car comes to light: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades. As the many threads of Annabelle's life from World War II stretch out to entangle Pepper in 1960s America, and the father of her unborn baby tracks her down to a remote town in coastal Georgia, the two women must come together to face down the shadows of their complicated pasts. Indomitable heroines, a dazzling world of secrets, champagne at the Paris Ritz, and a sweeping love story for the ages, in New York Times bestselling author Beatriz William's final book about the Schuyler sisters.
About the Author
Beatriz Williams is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, and Overseas. She lives with her husband and children in Greenwich, Connecticut.