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 the silver screen. But Violet’s pageant victory comes with a price—cracks appear in her seemingly perfect marriage…and she quickly discovers Hollywood is not the glittering escape she dreamed of. So she makes a shocking choice, leaving her name in headlines and creating a mystery surrounding her fate.

Summer, 2007: Single mother Marisol Cruz lives in a charming seaside cottage that belonged to her grandfather, Ricardo, once a famed performer on the Beach Boardwalk. Drawn to the local history of her town, Mari discovers her grandfather’s connection to a beauty queen who died too young. She embarks on a journey that uncovers his lifelong secret—Ricardo’s connection to Violet…a story of tragedy and courage that will forever transform her.

Title:Boardwalk Summer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062748072
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About Meredith Jaeger

Meredith Jaeger is the USA Today Bestselling Author of BOARDWALK SUMMER and THE DRESSMAKER'S DOWRY. She's a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and she wrote her debut novel while working for a San Francisco startup.


    Boardwalk Summer Reviews

  • Julie

    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 ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    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 Cru...

  • Jessica

    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 C...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    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,...

  • Amy

    4.5/5Before 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 Ins...

  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)

    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 ...

  • Elise Hooper

    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 ...

  • Betty

    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 Harc...

  • Sue

    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 S...

  • Ariel

    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 i...