Overseas by Beatriz Williams
Publisher: Putnam (May 10, 2012)
Formats Available: Hardcover, Kindle
Format Read: Advanced Review Copy
Outlander fans take note, OVERSEAS is not a book you want to miss!
Synopsis from Goodreads: When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is. Julian’s relentless energy and his extraordinary intellect electrify her, but she’s baffled by his sudden interest. Why would this handsome British billionaire—Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor—pursue a pretty but bookish young banker who hasn’t had a boyfriend since college?
The answer is beyond imagining . . . at least at first. Kate and Julian’s story may have begun not in the moneyed world of twenty-first-century Manhattan but in France during World War I, when a mysterious American woman emerged from the shadows of the Western Front to save the life of Captain Julian Laurence Ashford, a celebrated war poet and infantry officer.
Now, in modern-day New York, Kate and Julian must protect themselves from the secrets of the past, and trust in a true love that transcends time and space.
My thoughts: I’m just going to get this out of the way. I loved, loved, loved this book.
I’ve seen many comparisons made between Overseas and a variety of time travel romance novels, including one of my all time favorites, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
That is a lot of pressure to put on a debut novel, but Overseas manages to join the ranks with ease. Beatriz Williams has written a novel that includes some of my very favorite elements.
- It has a fun and sassy heroine in Kate.
- The leading man, Julian is truly swoon worthy. He’s handsome, a bit mysterious and a true gentleman.
- The story’s setting is both contemporary and historical.
- The romance is not sickening sweet, but realistic.
When I was reading Overseas I did not want to put it down at all. I always had it with me so that I could pick it up whenever I had a few moments to read. It’s an investment of time at 464 pages, but well worth it. Overseas definitely falls into the category of “Highly Recommend”.
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