by Antoinette Stockenberg

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In the tradition of Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey, BY THE SEA is a four-book series that sweeps from the Gilded Age through the Gatsby Era's Roaring Twenties and then on to the Great Depression, culminating nearly a century later in Newport, Rhode Island, wealthy and alluring "City by the Sea." Set against a backdrop of mansions, the glorious America's Cup Yacht Races, and new money, the series traces the passions and adventures of three families from three different classes.

Book Three: LAURA. While the Great Depression grinds relentlessly on, Laura Andersson, a Midwestern farm girl with an improbable love of the sea, embarks on a bold adventure that promises riches but delivers passion, one that threatens all she holds dear.

Also available:
Book One: TESS
Book Two: AMANDA
Book Four: THE HEIRS

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148662228
Publisher: Antoinette Stockenberg
Publication date: 09/11/2013
Series: BY THE SEA , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 145,086
File size: 267 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling novelist Antoinette Stockenberg grew up wanting to be a cowgirl and have her own horse (her great-grandfather bred horses for the carriage trade back in the old country), but the geography just didn't work out: there weren't many ranches in Chicago. Her other, more doable dream was to write books, and after stints as secretary, programmer, teacher, grad student, boatyard hand, office manager and magazine writer (in that order), she achieved that goal, writing over a dozen novels, several of them with paranormal elements. One of them is the RITA award-winning EMILY'S GHOST.

Stockenberg's books have been published in a dozen languages and are often set in quaint New England harbor towns, always with a dose of humor. She writes about complex family relationships and the fallout that old, unearthed secrets can have on them. Sometimes there's an old murder. Sometimes there's an old ghost. Sometimes once-lovers find one another after half a lifetime apart.

Her work has been compared to writers as diverse as Barbara Freethy, Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer and Mary Stewart by critics and authors alike, and her novels have appeared on bestseller lists in USA Today as well as the national bookstore chains. Her website features sample chapters, numerous reviews, many photos, and an enchanting Christmas section.

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BY THE SEA, Book Three: LAURA 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked "Laura" best of all so far. Very romantic but with lots of ups and downs. Looking forward to the final book 4!
RRPNC More than 1 year ago
Great book!!  Recommend Very Highly!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first 2 books in this series and enjoyed them immensely. This books certainly didn't disappoint. It's fascinating to see history progress along with these characters. I'm anxious to read the final book in this captivating series!
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PoodlesCJ More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. It is a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very intetesting story. There were some moments that I was very disappointed in the main character. However it ended ok. I am looking forward to the last book in the series when it will be all tied together!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am enjoying the "By the Sea" series and this is the best one so far. It was a very quick read, perfect for a lazy summer day. I cannot wait to start the final book and see how the lives of Tess, Amanda, and Laura are intertwined in the finale.
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