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The high season a novel

by Blundell, Judy (Author)

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The Hamptons hath no fury like a woman scorned. No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg -- the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college... Full description

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Summary: The Hamptons hath no fury like a woman scorned. No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet Long Island village, the house is her nest egg -- the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year. It's Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls "the summer bummer": the family's annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. The widow of a blue-chip artist, Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a "gorgeous satellite" stepson. But soon Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie's life -- her house, her friends, even her husband (okay, ex-husband, but still). And after her job as the director of a local museum is threatened, Ruthie finally decides to fight back. Meanwhile, away from the watchful eyes of her parents, Jem is tasting independence at her first summer job, but soon finds herself growing up too fast. One of Ruthie's employees, a master of self-invention named Doe, infiltrates the inner circle of an eccentric billionaire and his wayward daughter. With a coterie of social climbers and Ruthie's old flame thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same. In a novel packed with indelible characters, crackling wit, and upstairs/downstairs drama, Judy Blundell emerges as a voice for all seasons -- a wry and original storyteller who knows how the most disruptive events in our lives can twist endings into new beginnings.
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ISBN: 9780525508724
Author Notes:

Judy Blundell is a pseudonym for Jude Watson. She is an author of several books for young adult, middle grade and adult readers. She is best known for books set in the Star Wars universe written under her real name Jude Watson. Her debut in this series came in 1998 when LucasBooks recruited her to write the Star Wars Journal "Captive to Evil by Princess Leia Organa". She is also the author of three series that include approximately 40 books: Jedi Quest, Jedi Apprentice, and The Last Jedi.

Her other books include the romance series: Brides of Wildcat County, Premonitions, Disappearance, The High Season, and three books in the 39 Clues series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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