Praise for Montauk


Helen Simonson
Author of The Summer Before The War and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

"Slip this engaging love affair into your beach bag and prepare to get lost in this glittering tale of love, betrayal and social climbing in a newly fashionable 1930s seaside village."

Karen White
NYT bestselling author

“Nicola Harrison offers a rich and decadent peek into the glamorous—and not so glamorous—lives of pre-war Manhattan society.  Beautifully written with an expert eye for historical detail, The Montauk is both love story and social commentary, but at its heart it’s the thought-provoking story of a woman with the courage to find her voice and inner strength.   Heartbreaking and heartwarming, The Montauk is a lovely book, meant to be savored.”

Erika Robuck
National bestselling author of Hemingway’s Girl

“Glittering galas, lavish living, and the spoils of hedonism crash against the lush, wild, primitive beauty of an Atlantic Coastal fishing village, creating a perfect storm. Caught between the two worlds, one woman must discover who she truly is, even if it means losing everything in the process. THE MONTAUK is a stunning debut by a gifted storyteller.”

Jennifer Belle
National bestselling author of High Maintenance and The Seven Year Bitch




“Harrison gives us the unforgettable story of Beatrice, who is trying to make her rocky marriage work, until a storm comes through with the fury of a woman scorned, bringing with it hell, heaven, and deliverance. As seductive as Downton Abbey, with the glamour of Gatsby and the soul of Virginia Woolf, The Montauk is a spectacular debut.”


Lisa See
Author of The Tea Girl of Humming Bird Lane, Shanghai Girls and Peony In Love

“You don’t have to go to Montauk to enjoy the beach.  In this lovely debut novel, Nicola Harrison brings the beach to you, along with its people, its mores, and its contradictions.  I so enjoyed The Montauk, and I look forward to many more novels by Nicola Harrison.”