Boardwalk Summer

Boardwalk Summer

What happened on that long-ago summer? In this riveting novel from the author of The Dressmaker?s Dowry, an aspiring Hollywood actress makes a shocking choice in 1940, and seventy years later, a young mother sets out to discover what happened ? Summer, 1940: When Violet Harcourt is crowned Miss Bathing Beauty in her hometown of Santa Cruz, she?s determined to see herself on What happened on that long-ago summer? In this riveting novel from the author of The Dressmaker?s Dowry, an a...

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Title:Boardwalk Summer
Author:Meredith Jaeger
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0062748076
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Boardwalk Summer Reviews

  • Lori
    Aug 06, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved this story! I liked how the chapters alternated between Violet's story in 1940 and Marisol's story in 2007. It kept the story interesting and moved along nicely. I loved reading about...

    I loved this book. Santa Cruz holds a very special place on my soul and this book had me feeling like I was right there on the Boardwalk. ...

  • Sue
    Apr 25, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

  • Tammy
    Apr 24, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

  • Erin
    Jul 16, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved this story! I liked how the chapters alternated between Violet's story in 1940 and Marisol's story in 2007. It kept the story interesting and moved along nicely. I loved reading about...

    I loved this book. Santa Cruz holds a very special place on my soul and this book had me feeling like I was right there on the Boardwalk. ...

    Boardwalk Summer was a great summer vacation read. I took it with me for the long drive to visit my sister in Iowa. Boardwalk summer had everything I love in a novel ? I love two points of view modern day and historical. I love a good mystery and I especially love great characters. I...

    I could have rated this a little higher. I had a hard time getting into it but then really liked it and couldn?t wait to see how these two main characters were connected. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. It has a lovely cover and features Santa Cruz, a city I enjoyed greatly when I lived in California, because the boardwalk was like a smaller version of what we have here in NJ. However, the writing is sophomoric- what I usually refer to as "geared for...

  • Dawn
    Jul 09, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved this story! I liked how the chapters alternated between Violet's story in 1940 and Marisol's story in 2007. It kept the story interesting and moved along nicely. I loved reading about...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Apr 05, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Jun 04, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Jun 27, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

  • Laura
    Jul 30, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved this story! I liked how the chapters alternated between Violet's story in 1940 and Marisol's story in 2007. It kept the story interesting and moved along nicely. I loved reading about...

    I loved this book. Santa Cruz holds a very special place on my soul and this book had me feeling like I was right there on the Boardwalk. ...

    Boardwalk Summer was a great summer vacation read. I took it with me for the long drive to visit my sister in Iowa. Boardwalk summer had everything I love in a novel ? I love two points of view modern day and historical. I love a good mystery and I especially love great characters. I...

  • Betty
    Jun 02, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

  • Reeca Elliott
    Jun 26, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved this story! I liked how the chapters alternated between Violet's story in 1940 and Marisol's story in 2007. It kept the story interesting and moved along nicely. I loved reading about...

    I loved this book. Santa Cruz holds a very special place on my soul and this book had me feeling like I was right there on the Boardwalk. ...

    Boardwalk Summer was a great summer vacation read. I took it with me for the long drive to visit my sister in Iowa. Boardwalk summer had everything I love in a novel ? I love two points of view modern day and historical. I love a good mystery and I especially love great characters. I...

    I could have rated this a little higher. I had a hard time getting into it but then really liked it and couldn?t wait to see how these two main characters were connected. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. It has a lovely cover and features Santa Cruz, a city I enjoyed greatly when I lived in California, because the boardwalk was like a smaller version of what we have here in NJ. However, the writing is sophomoric- what I usually refer to as "geared for...

    This story rotates between the present and the past. It follows Marisol, a single mother, who is trying to save the historic gazebo in her home town. She uncovers an obituary about Violet Harcourt. Violet was a beauty queen who died tragically. Violet had a strong connection with Maris...

  • Karen Macedo
    Jul 24, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

  • Meredith Schorr
    Jun 17, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

  • The Lit Bitch
    Aug 02, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

  • Karen M
    Sep 10, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

  • Aida Alberto
    Jun 19, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

  • Ariel
    Jun 14, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

  • Julie
    Sep 05, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

  • Cathy Daniel
    Jun 27, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

  • Laura Lee
    Jul 08, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

  • Linda Zagon
    May 31, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

  • Jessica
    Jun 22, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

  • Pam
    Oct 07, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

  • Jen
    Jun 03, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

  • Kathy Rhode
    Sep 21, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved this story! I liked how the chapters alternated between Violet's story in 1940 and Marisol's story in 2007. It kept the story interesting and moved along nicely. I loved reading about...

    I loved this book. Santa Cruz holds a very special place on my soul and this book had me feeling like I was right there on the Boardwalk. ...

    Boardwalk Summer was a great summer vacation read. I took it with me for the long drive to visit my sister in Iowa. Boardwalk summer had everything I love in a novel ? I love two points of view modern day and historical. I love a good mystery and I especially love great characters. I...

    I could have rated this a little higher. I had a hard time getting into it but then really liked it and couldn?t wait to see how these two main characters were connected. ...

  • Amy
    Jun 04, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

  • Elise Hooper
    Jan 24, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jun 18, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

  • Shelley
    Jun 28, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...

    3.5 Historical fiction lovers will enjoy this one. It?s dual timelines and there is a good mystery. My issue was for the first half of book or so I had trouble connecting to Violet and understanding why she wanted fame so much. But her story definitely evolved and I became much more ...

    I received an ARC of this book and all opinions are my own. Meredith Jaeger writes unputdownable stories drenched in emotions. The story practically leaps off the pages in its vividness. Don't pass up this amazing book. Happy reading! ...

    Violet is a beauty queen looking to escape an abusive husband in 1940. Mari is a young Hispanic single mother in 2007 struggling to make ends meet. Their stories intersect. A quick beach read. ...

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved this story! I liked how the chapters alternated between Violet's story in 1940 and Marisol's story in 2007. It kept the story interesting and moved along nicely. I loved reading about...

    I loved this book. Santa Cruz holds a very special place on my soul and this book had me feeling like I was right there on the Boardwalk. ...

    Boardwalk Summer was a great summer vacation read. I took it with me for the long drive to visit my sister in Iowa. Boardwalk summer had everything I love in a novel ? I love two points of view modern day and historical. I love a good mystery and I especially love great characters. I...

    I could have rated this a little higher. I had a hard time getting into it but then really liked it and couldn?t wait to see how these two main characters were connected. ...

    I really wanted to like this book. It has a lovely cover and features Santa Cruz, a city I enjoyed greatly when I lived in California, because the boardwalk was like a smaller version of what we have here in NJ. However, the writing is sophomoric- what I usually refer to as "geared for...

    This story rotates between the present and the past. It follows Marisol, a single mother, who is trying to save the historic gazebo in her home town. She uncovers an obituary about Violet Harcourt. Violet was a beauty queen who died tragically. Violet had a strong connection with Maris...

    If I have to hear Abuela/abuelo one more time!. We know you are Mexican and appreciate the culture but there are many other Spanish words to explain the culture. Very simple, definitely a Summer read. Not very satisfying story but as I said.. simple Summer read! ...

  • Bloss ♡
    Aug 03, 2018

    Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger is a 2018 William Morrow Paperbacks publication. Not your usual beach read- Summer 1940- Violet Harcourt, although married, enters a beauty contest at the urging of her friend. She never expected to win, but when she does, she's worried wh...

    4 refreshing as a sea breeze stars to Boardwalk Summer! ??? ? Boardwalk Summer has two interesting timelines. Violet Harcourt, an aspiring actress and ?bathing beauty? in 1940s Santa Cruz, California, and Marisol Cruz, single mom, living in 2007 Santa Cruz as well. Bo...

    I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a TLC Book Tour. I absolutely loved everything about this book! I was so excited to read this because it takes place in Santa Cruz, California. I just so happen to live in nearby San Jose (which is mention...

    Mari, Violet, and Ricardo have a connection. No one knew about the connection until Mari decided to do some research. BOARDWALK SUMMER smoothly goes back and forth from 1940 to 2010. Violet is married, enters a beauty pageant in 1940, wins the pageant, but then relinquishe...

    4.5/5 Before I get into my thoughts on the book I?m so excited to share that my friend Jamie and I are starting a new collaboration and it starts today! Jamie is an avid reviewer on Goodreads and Instagram and we both read super fast and have very similar taste in books, though we...

    It's 1940 and Violet Harcourt has entered the Miss California contest. Her ultimate goal is to become an actress in Hollywood. But there's one problem. You have to be single to be Miss California and well, she isn't. She is married to Charles, a good looking and wealthy businessman who...

    Meredith Jaeger creates a compelling story that channels both the glamour and big dreams of old Hollywood with the charm and thrills of Santa Cruz?s boardwalk as two daring women risk everything to find love. Past and present meld together in unexpected ways to create a rollercoaster...

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not realize until after I finished the book that its author also wrote ?The Dressmaker?s Dowry? which I really enjoyed. The story alternates between Violet Harcourt in the 1940s and Marisol (Mari) Cruz in 2007. Violet Harcourt was a beautiful...

    This is a wonderful novel with a dual time line of modern day and 1940. I enjoyed both stories and loved the way that the author ended the novel. Marisol is a single mother living with her parents in Santa Cruz. As she is trying to find more about the history of her town for the his...

    This is a sweet story that goes back and forth in time between the 1940's to the present day. In the past Violet Harcourt is trying to break free of an abusive husband and make it in Hollywood while in 2007 Marisol Cruz is trying to make it as a single mom as she struggles to preserve ...

    Boardwalk Summer is a lovely beach read full of family secrets. Alternating between the 1940's and the early 2000's, Boardwalk Summer is the story of Marisol's quest to save the historic gazebo on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. As she researches the rich history of the boardwalk, she ...

    I read this in one evening! A little predictable and heavy on coincidence and almost too light , but such a sweet story and perfect ending. I actually teared up. Recommend for a good summer read :) ...

    I was fortunate to obtain an advanced paperback of this novel. Boardwalk Summer was a delight to read! I absolutely loved the way the author weaved the past and present, and the hint of mystery kept me anxiously turning the pages. I loved the strength in both female characters, especia...

    About a year ago, I read Meredith Jaeger?s book, THE DRESSMAKERS DOWRY, which was her debut novel. For a debut novel, it was good but needed a little more polish to shine. When this book came up for review, not only was I in love with the cover, but I was eager to see in what ways...

    I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to William Morrow. I really enjoyed this historical fiction read. It takes place in two different times lines. I like how the author touched on the immigration issue. I found it very apt considering the way things are now in this ...

    IMG_4252MY REVIEW OF ?BOARDWALK SUMMER? BY Meredith Jaeger William Morrow, June 18, 2018 I loved everything about ?Boardwalk Summer? by Meredith Jaeger. Kudos to Meredith Jaegar for writing such a captivating, intriguing, riveting, mesmerizing, and romantic story. The author...

    This book pulled me in with the ?historical? POV until around 3/4 of the way through the book and then I found myself shaking my head. Sadly, the last quarter of the book, in my opinion, did not live up to the beginning of the book. Many girls went to Hollywood only to end up ta...

    4.5 Magical Flying Unicorn Stars! I am so glad this is what my friend Amy (novelgossip) and I chose for our first buddy read together as #ninjatwins! I?m also glad that Amy was a bit ahead of me the whole time so I could share my theories with her without spoiling anything - and I...

    Just went I thought I was getting burnt out on 40?s era fiction, Meredith Jaeger walks in with this gem of a novel. Told from dual narratives- Violet in 1940 and Mari in 2006- Jaeger reveals a story of strength and determination. Marisol is a single mom from a family of Mexican desce...

    Don?t be fooled by the lovely cover. Another reviewer said this book was ?geared to reluctant readers? and I think that?s the best way to describe it. Its started out summery and the location was excellent but it quickly went downhill and became dark and then spun off in...