Free Shipping on Orders of $40 or More
The Lost Summers of Newport: A Novel

The Lost Summers of Newport: A Novel

by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White

Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley

Unabridged — 13 hours, 8 minutes

Beatriz Williams
The Lost Summers of Newport: A Novel

The Lost Summers of Newport: A Novel

by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White

Narrated by Saskia Maarleveld, Brittany Pressley

Unabridged — 13 hours, 8 minutes

Beatriz Williams

Audiobook (Digital)

$31.99
FREE With a B&N Audiobooks Subscription| Cancel Anytime
$0.00

Free with a B&N Audiobooks Subscription | Cancel Anytime

START FREE TRIAL

Already Subscribed? 

Sign in to Your BN.com Account


Listen on the free Barnes & Noble NOOK app

FREE

with a B&N Audiobooks Subscription

Or Pay $31.99

Overview

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"An engrossing and sumptuous tale, this novel is a fantastic spring read." - Good Morning America

From the New York Times bestselling team of Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White-a novel of money and secrets set among the famous summer mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, spanning over a century from the Gilded Age to the present day.

“Three stories elegantly intertwine in this clever and stylish tale of murder and family lies¿This crackerjack novel offers three mysteries for the price of one.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review"

2019: Andie Figuero has just landed her dream job as a producer of Mansion Makeover, a popular reality show about restoring America's most lavish historic houses. Andie has high hopes for her latest project: the once glorious but gently crumbling Sprague Hall in Newport, Rhode Island, summer resort of America's gilded class-famous for the lavish “summer cottages” of Vanderbilts and Belmonts. But Andie runs into trouble: the reclusive heiress who still lives in the mansion, Lucia “Lucky” Sprague, will only allow the show to go forward on two conditions: One, nobody speaks to her. Two, nobody touches the mansion's ruined boathouse.

1899: Ellen Daniels has been hired to give singing lessons to Miss Maybelle Sprague, a naive young Colorado mining heiress whose stepbrother John has poured their new money into buying a place among Newport's elite. John is determined to see Maybelle married off to a fortune-hunting Italian prince, and Ellen is supposed to polish up the girl for her launch into society. But the deceptively demure Ellen has her own checkered past, and she's hiding in plain sight at Sprague Hall.

1958: Lucia “Lucky” Sprague has always felt like an outsider at Sprague Hall. When she and her grandmother-the American-born Princess di Conti-fled Mussolini's Italy, it seemed natural to go back to the imposing Newport house Nana owned but hadn't seen since her marriage in 1899. Over the years, Lucky's lost her Italian accent and found a place for herself among the yachting set by marrying Stuyvesant Sprague, the alcoholic scion of her Sprague stepfamily. But one fateful night in the mansion's old boathouse will uncover a devastating truth...and change everything she thought she knew about her past.

As the cameras roll on Mansion Makeover, the house begins to yield up the dark secrets the Spragues thought would stay hidden forever¿.



Related collections and offers

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

★ 03/21/2022

Three stories elegantly intertwine in this clever and stylish tale of murder and family lies from Williams, Willig, and White (All the Ways We Said Goodbye). In 2019, Andie Figuero arrives at Sprague Hall, a crumbling Newport, R.I., summer home, to host an episode of Makeover Mansions, a TV reality show. An architectural historian, Andie has seen her job dwindle from dispensing information about authentic restoration techniques to doing kitchen makeovers “while keeping up a rambling stream of salacious details about the families.” She must also contend with the demands of elderly heiress Lucky Sprague, who lives in the hall. Meanwhile, in 1899, Ellen Daniels teaches music to sweet and simple 17-year-old Maybelle Sprague, whose stepbrother is determined to marry her off to an Italian prince, and, in 1957, a young Lucky shows a penchant for choosing unsuitable men. The superbly paced plot reveals more than one violent death as it races along from period to period. As Joanie, Lucky’s daughter, says, “We must banish all secrets, and all ghosts of the past from these walls. It is the most important part of any renovation.” This crackerjack novel offers three mysteries for the price of one. Agents: Alexandra Machinist and Amy Berkower, Writers’ House. (May)

From the Publisher

"An engrossing and sumptuous tale, this novel is a fantastic spring read." — Good Morning America

“Three stories elegantly intertwine in this clever and stylish tale of murder and family lies from Williams, Willig, and White…This crackerjack novel offers three mysteries for the price of one.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This triple POV novel comes form the minds of three historical fiction powerhouses, so you know it's going to be a delight." — Buzzfeed

"The Lost Summers of Newport — by a trio of historical fiction icons, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White — is an elegant approach to the old "trouble in paradise" scenario, spanning generations of deceit in a New England mansion." — Chicago Tribune

"If, like me, you're mourning the season end of the HBO series, "The Gilded Age," I have good news: Atlanta author Karen White along with Beatriz William and Lauren Willig have penned The Lost Summers of Newport, a historic mystery spanning more than a century of the once-wealthy Sprague family residing in an extravagant Gilded Age home in Newport, Rhode Island." — The Augusta Chronicle

“Three historical fiction powerhouses combine efforts to create an enthralling adventure spanning from the onset of World War I to the 1960s, telling the story of three women and their stay at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris.” — Book Riot on All the Ways We Said Goodbye

“All three of these ‘team W’ writers create engaging characters and complex relationships while setting a tone that matches the story’s time period…The twist at the center of the story is worth the price of admission on its own. A great choice for anyone looking for clever historical fiction with plenty of drama, action, and surprises in every chapter.” — Library Journal on All the Ways We Said Goodbye

“A sweeping historical novel about the strength of women who find themselves in impossible situations.” — Popsugar on All the Ways We Said Goodbye

“Full of heart and intrigue, the authors' latest collaboration captures women's perseverance and how history connects us all.” — Booklist on All the Ways We Said Goodbye

“For most people, staying at a grand hotel is a rare treat. It’s a time to indulge in luxury, to be catered to with impeccable service and to forget about the outside world until check-out. It’s not unlike the experience a reader gets when reading All the Ways We Said Goodbye.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For most people, staying at a grand hotel is a rare treat. It’s a time to indulge in luxury, to be catered to with impeccable service and to forget about the outside world until check-out. It’s not unlike the experience a reader gets when reading All the Ways We Said Goodbye.

Booklist on All the Ways We Said Goodbye

Full of heart and intrigue, the authors' latest collaboration captures women's perseverance and how history connects us all.

Book Riot on All the Ways We Said Goodbye

Three historical fiction powerhouses combine efforts to create an enthralling adventure spanning from the onset of World War I to the 1960s, telling the story of three women and their stay at the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris.

Popsugar on All the Ways We Said Goodbye

A sweeping historical novel about the strength of women who find themselves in impossible situations.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

For most people, staying at a grand hotel is a rare treat. It’s a time to indulge in luxury, to be catered to with impeccable service and to forget about the outside world until check-out. It’s not unlike the experience a reader gets when reading All the Ways We Said Goodbye.

Library Journal

12/01/2021

The producer of a popular reality TV show, Mansion Makeover, Andie Figuero takes over falling-apart Sprague Hall in Newport, RI, and is told by Lucia "Lucky" Sprague, the reclusive heiress still living there, that the boathouse is off-limits. As the time-layered narrative unfolds, we learn that in 1899, Ellen Daniels came to the estate to teach singing to Maybelle Sprague, the new owner's stepsister, who's to be married off to an Italian prince. Later, in 1958, Maybelle arrived home from Italy with daughter Lucky, who discovered a terrible secret in the boathouse that haunts her still. With a 50,000-copy first printing.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940175999977
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/04/2022
Edition description: Unabridged

Customer Reviews