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Cocoa Beach - A Novel

Beatriz Williams

The New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel-an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rumrunners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach. Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets-secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she left behind. Five years later, in the early days of Prohibition, the newly widowed Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to settle her husband's estate. Despite the evidence, Virginia does not believe Simon perished in the fire that destroyed the seaside home he built for her and their young daughter. Separated from her husband since the early days of their marriage, the headstrong Virginia plans to uncover the truth, for the sake of the daughter Simon never met. Simon's brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers that surrounded Simon now threaten her and their daughter's life as well.

The New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel-an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rumrunners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach. Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets-secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she left behind. Five years later, in the early days of Prohibition, the newly widowed Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to settle her husband's estate. Despite the evidence, Virginia does not believe Simon perished in the fire that destroyed the seaside home he built for her and their young daughter. Separated from her husband since the early days of their marriage, the headstrong Virginia plans to uncover the truth, for the sake of the daughter Simon never met. Simon's brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers that surrounded Simon now threaten her and their daughter's life as well.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The New York Times bestselling author of A Certain Age transports readers to sunny Florida in this lush and enthralling historical novel-an enchanting blend of love, suspense, betrayal, and redemption set among the rumrunners and scoundrels of Prohibition-era Cocoa Beach. Burdened by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees her oppressive home in New York City for the battlefields of World War I France. While an ambulance driver for the Red Cross, she meets a charismatic British army surgeon whose persistent charm opens her heart to the possibility of love. As the war rages, Virginia falls into a passionate affair with the dashing Captain Simon Fitzwilliam, only to discover that his past has its own dark secrets-secrets that will damage their eventual marriage and propel her back across the Atlantic to the sister and father she left behind. Five years later, in the early days of Prohibition, the newly widowed Virginia Fitzwilliam arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida, to settle her husband's estate. Despite the evidence, Virginia does not believe Simon perished in the fire that destroyed the seaside home he built for her and their young daughter. Separated from her husband since the early days of their marriage, the headstrong Virginia plans to uncover the truth, for the sake of the daughter Simon never met. Simon's brother and sister welcome her with open arms and introduce her to a dazzling new world of citrus groves, white beaches, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic surface of this coastal oasis. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that the dangers that surrounded Simon now threaten her and their daughter's life as well.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eva Kaminsky, Alex Wyndham

Length:

13h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

44:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

37:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

24:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

16:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

28:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

43:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

24:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:31