On Gin Lane by Foster, Brooke Lea
Brooke Lea Foster

On Gin Lane -- Brooke Lea Foster

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"Utterly captivating. What a lovely summer novel!" --Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author

"On Gin Lane encapsulates the very best of historical fiction." --Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author

After her fiancé whisks her off to the glistening shores of Southampton in June of 1957, one young socialite begins to realize that her glamorous summer is giving her everything--except what she really wants--in this new novel from the author of Summer Darlings.

Everleigh "Lee" Farrows thinks she finally has life all figured out: a handsome fiancé named Roland, a trust in her name, and a house in Bronxville waiting for her to fill it with three adorable children. That is, until Roland brings her out to the Hamptons for a summer that will change everything.

Most women could only dream of the engagement present Roland unexpectedly bestows on Lee--a beachside hotel on the prized Gin Lane--but Lee's delight is clouded by unpleasant memories of another hotel, the Plaza, where she grew up in the shadow of her mother's mental illness. Shaking off flashbacks, Lee resolves to dive into an unforgettable summer with poolside Bellinis, daily tennis matches, luncheons with her Manhattan circle, and her beloved camera in tow. But when tragedy strikes on the hotel's opening weekend, the cracks in Lee's picture-perfect future slowly begin to reveal themselves, and Lee must look deep within herself to determine if the life she's always wanted will ever truly be enough.

From the regal inns to the farmland, the well-heeled New Yorkers to the Bohemian artists, the East End of Long Island is a hodge-podge of the changing American landscape in the late 1950s--and the perfect place for Lee to discover who she really is.

Author: Brooke Lea Foster
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: 05/31/2022
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 9.13h x 5.91w x 1.57d
ISBN: 9781982174439

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 03/07/2022
Booklist 04/01/2022 pg. 24