For the first time in four years, physician Bess Codman visits the compound her great-grandparents built almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. In the midst of packing Bess rediscovers the forgotten family guest book. Bess must now put aside her complicated memories in order to pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave.
The Book of Summer: A Novel #ad - It’s not just memories of her family home Bess must face though, but also an old love that might hold new possibilities. The ocean, perched atop a bluff in Sconset, the wild roses on the dunes and the stunning Cliff House, Nantucket.
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Summer DanceKensington #ad - And as the story unfolds, there are new lessons for all to learn about life’s triumphs and heartaches, and about loving enough to let go. Praise for the novels of nan rossiter“nan rossiter is at the peak of her storytelling abilities with Under a Summer Sky, grace, which is told with the kind of compassion, and wisdom that is nearly unrivaled in contemporary fiction.
Examiner. Com“eloquent and surprising. I love this story of faith, love, and the lasting bonds of family. Ann leary, on the gin & chowder club“a gripping story of three sisters, author of The Good House, of love lost and found and a family’s journey from grief to triumph. Yet one piece of his family history remains elusive—the long-ago romance between his uncle and Sally Adams.
Summer Dance #ad - In the intervening decades, liam has found both love and loss on the island, and since learning of his son Levi’s existence, a new kind of happiness. He finds a sparsely furnished beach cottage, about as far from Vietnam as he can get. In 1969, winston ellis cooper iii lands on Nantucket with only a duffel bag and a bottle of Jack Daniels.
A sure winner. Debbie macomber, #1 new york Times bestselling author, on More Than You Know.
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The Forever SummerLittle, Brown and Company #ad - A national bestseller*when a dna test reveals long-buried secrets, three generations of women reunite on Cape Cod for the homecoming of a lifetime. Marin bishop has always played by the rules, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and it's paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, and the hard-won admiration of her father.
Seeking escape, marin agrees to a road trip to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. Then a woman claiming to be Marin's half-sister shows up, and it's all Marin can do not to break down completely. The forever summer is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test.
The Forever Summer #ad - Full of delicious descriptions of coastal new england and richly imagined characters, THE FOREVER SUMMER is an emotional, hot-topic page-turner and a summer must-read. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's quaint beachside B&B, it becomes clear that the truth of her half-sister is just the beginning of revelations that will change Marin's life forever.
But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day.
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Secrets in Summer: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Darcy must also navigate the highs and lows of a new romantic relationship with local carpenter Nash Forester even as she becomes smitten with handsome vacationer Clive Rush, a musicologist in town to write a book and visit family. It’s also darcy’s chance to hit the beach and meet her new summertime neighbors.
Darcy is a strong, independent yet vulnerable heroine who will appeal to readers. The story is filled with sweet moments of unlikely female connections. As the season nears its end, darcy must decide her next move: retreating to the comforts of her steady and secure island life, or risking it all for a chance at true happiness.
Praise for secrets in summer“Full of rich details about life on Nantucket, this breezy tale is at once nostalgic and hopeful. For year-round resident darcy cotterill, it means late-night stargazing in the backyard of the beautiful house she grew up in and inherited from her beloved grandmother. The queen of beach books” the star-ledger returns to the shores of Nantucket in a novel about one memorable summer when flirtations flourish, family dramas play out, and scandalous secrets surface.
Secrets in Summer: A Novel #ad - Named one of ten best summer books to read on the beach by smartertravel memorial day weekend means that seasonal visitors have descended on the glamorous island of Nantucket. Thayer’s engaging storytelling and authentic, endearing characters will keep readers turning the pages. Rt book reviews“thayer’s beachside novel brims with themes that women’s-fiction readers love, fear of commitment, and the plot skims important issues—infidelity, grief—while maintaining its focus on Darcy’s personal growth and the intergenerational friendship between the four women.
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The Summer House: A NovelAtria/Emily Bestler Books #ad - Little does her family know that she, too, is facing personal struggles of her own. No matter. Clementine, her youngest child and a young mother of two small children, has caused Flossy the most worry after enduring a tragically life-altering year. With her family finally congregated under one seaside roof, Flossy is determined to steer her family back on course even as she prepares to reveal the fate of the summer house that everyone has thus far taken for granted: she’s selling it.
When flossy merrill summons her children to the beloved family beach house to celebrate their father’s eightieth birthday, both cherished memories and long-kept secrets come to light in this charming and lyrical novel from the author of The Lake Season and Mystic Summer. With each lost in their respective heartaches, clementine, but, and Paige will be forced to reconsider what really matters before they all say goodbye to a house that not only defined their summers, Samuel, ultimately, the ways in which they define themselves.
Flossy merrill has managed to—somewhat begrudgingly—gather her three ungrateful grown children from their dysfunctional lives for a summer reunion at the family’s Rhode Island beach house. The merrill children are both shocked and outraged and each returns to memories of their childhoods at their once beloved summer house—the house where they have not only grown up, but from which they have grown away.
The Summer House: A Novel #ad - Featuring mckinnon’s “sharp and evocative” Kirkus Reviews voice, this warm-hearted novel is perfect for fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Mary Alice Monroe. Only paige, the eldest of the headstrong Merrill clan, is her usual self: arriving precisely on time with her well-adapted teens. But samuel and his partner evan are not far behind in their ability to alarm: their prospective adoption search has just taken a heart-wrenching turn.
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The Beach InnJoanne DeMaio #ad - In an effort to save the inn and convince its cherished owner to stay, the friends band together to stage an inn-tervention, shaking up their own lives in the process. A new season of love, adventure, and heart-healing awaits in the quaint seaside village of Stony Point. Except the little beach town of Stony Point is no longer feeling like a haven to its residents.
Residents including a brooding jason Barlow, the esteemed architect in charge of the inn's renovation--until a stubborn, grief-induced For Sale sign puts an end to that. But with a little help from the beach friends, anything is possible. From the new york times bestselling author of Beach Breeze comes a novel as sweet as the salt air by the sea.
The Beach Inn #ad - It was going to be exquisite: a rambling, shingled New England cottage converted into a grand beach inn. So pull up a sand chair and book your stay for a page-turning getaway in The Beach Inn. Nestled among hydrangeas and swaying dune grasses, this seaside haven would welcome guests on the Connecticut shore.
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I'll See You in Paris: A NovelThomas Dunne Books #ad - One mysterious book that threads their lives together. A journey of love, discovery, and truth… i’ll see you in Paris is based on the real life of Gladys Spencer-Churchill, the Duchess of Marlborough, a woman whose life was so rich and storied it could fill several books. Nearly a century after gladys’s heyday, and ultimately, to a dilapidated manse kept behind barbed wire, to Paris, a young woman’s quest to understand the legendary Duchess takes her from a charming hamlet in the English countryside, where answers will be found at last.
I'll See You in Paris: A Novel #ad - In the end, she not only solves the riddle of the Duchess but also uncovers the missing pieces in her own life. At once a great love story and literary mystery, I’ll See You in Paris will entertain and delight, with an unexpected ending that will leave readers satisfied and eager for Gable’s next novel.
New york times best selling Author of A Paris ApartmentThree women, born generations apart.
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Slightly South of Simple: A Novel The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 1Gallery Books #ad - Exploring the powerful bonds between sisters and mothers and daughters, this engaging novel is filled with Southern charm, emotional drama, and plenty of heart. Even more discomfiting, when someone from her past reappears in Ansley's life, the secret she’s harbored from her daughters their entire lives might finally be forced into the open.
. Now the proud owner of a charming waterfront design business and finally standing on her own two feet, Ansley welcomes Caroline and her brood back with open arms. But now that her marriage to a new york high society heir has fallen apart in a very public, a pregnant Caroline decides to escape the gossipmongers with her nine-year-old daughter and head home to her mother, very embarrassing fashion, Ansley.
National bestseller *glitter guide’s “must reads for april” *popsugar’s “ultimate summer reading” *bustle’s Books to Read and Discuss With Your Mom and Grandma *New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick “One of the hottest new Southern writers. Parade from the next “major voice in southern fiction” elin hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author comes the first in an all-new series chronicling the journeys of three sisters and their mother—and a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.
Caroline murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small southern town of peachtree bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, in the wake of her father’s death, her mother selfishly forced her to move—during her senior year of high school, no less—back to that hick-infested rat trap where she'd spent her childhood summers.
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The Beach House: Coming Home: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Now she’s living the successful life her father struggled to give her, but missing her daughter with a longing that shadows every joy. Jeremy richmond knows the beach house the way a painter knows his canvas, intimately and focused on detail. They were a picture-perfect family until Shiloh was diagnosed with pediatric lupus and Jeremy’s wife walked away.
When shiloh tells her father she’s tired of fighting her illness and wants to meet her biological mother before it’s too late, Jeremy agrees to find a woman he has no desire to meet. From the moment melinda and Jeremy come face-to-face, they realize their worlds will never be the same. Will the beach house that has harbored troubled hearts for decades prove to be the balm they need to heal…? .
The Beach House: Coming Home: A Novel #ad - His life revolves around his adopted daughter, Shiloh, the girl who’s owned his heart from the moment he first held her as an infant. Bestselling author georgia bockoven is at her powerful and emotional peak in this novel perfect for fans of Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand. Unlock the door to the beach house…a place where life slows down, people come together, and love is the strongest force of all.
After you’ve given your baby to strangers, Melinda Campbell was fifteen and a half, what do you say when someone asks if you have children?Fourteen years ago, pregnant and terrified. Desperate to protect her baby from a malicious grandfather and needed at home to take care of her own critically ill father, Melinda makes the most generous, heart-wrenching choice of all: adoption.
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Same Beach, Next Year: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - A chance meeting on the isle of palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. New york times bestselling author dorothea benton frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in this bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart.
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. The devotion and love they share will help them weather the vagaries of time and enrich their lives as circumstances change, their children grow up and leave home, and their twilight years approach.
Bursting with the intoxicating richness of dorothea benton frank’s beloved Lowcountry—the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, the enduring promise of summer, icy cocktails, Next Year is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, and starry velvet skies—Same Beach, and the indelible bonds of love.
Same Beach, Next Year: A Novel #ad - As adam and eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship—and flirt with an unexpected attraction—of their own. Year after year, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, a condominium complex at the island’s tip end, Adam, family tragedy, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, Eliza, Eve, and devastating heartbreak.
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Summer of '69Little, Brown and Company #ad - Middle sister kirby, a passion which takes her to Martha's Vineyard with her best friend, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a nursing student, Mary Jo Kopechne. In her first "historic novel, " rich with the details of an era that shaped both a country and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again proves her title as queen of the summer novel.
Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket: but this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Only son tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Follow new york times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand back in time and join a Nantucket family as they experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a 1960s summer.
Summer of '69 #ad - Thirteen-year-old jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother who is hiding some secrets of her own. As the summer heats up, man flies to the moon, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself, as she grows into her own body and mind.
Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century! It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing.
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