Beach Reads (2014)

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One Hundred Names
Cecelia Ahern

AHERN

After her dying mentor leaves her a mysterious list of 100 names, journalist Kitty Logan tries to locate the people and uncover their connections.


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Save the Date
Mary Kay Andrews

ANDREWS

Hired for a wedding she hopes will secure her career, florist Cara designs beautiful arrangements in spite of a personal belief that love does not exist, an opinion that is challenged when the bride goes missing.


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The Cottage at Glass Beach
Heather Barbieri

BARBIERI

Learning of her husband’s infidelity, 40-year-old Nora Keane packs up her daughters and takes refuge on Burke’s Island, off the coast of Maine, where she finally finds the courage to take charge of her own life.


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Falling Together
Marisa de los Santos

DE LOS SANTOS

Six years after their friendship abruptly ended, Will, Pen, and Kat are brought together at their college reunion where past and present collide, sending them on an unexpected journey across the world that changes everything.


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The Hurricane Sisters
Dorothea Benton Frank

FRANK

Best friends and housemates in one of their parents’ beach houses, Ashley Anne Waters and Mary Beth Smythe, now 23 years old, try to navigate the relationships and responsibilities of adult life.


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Wife 22
Melanie Gideon

GIDEON

Baring her soul in an anonymous survey for a marital happiness study, Alice catalogues her stale marriage, unsatisfying job, and unfavorable prospects and begins to question virtually every aspect of her life.


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Tempting Fate
Jane Green

GREEN

Struggling with a fatalistic view about aging and friends who desperately cling to youth, Gabby recklessly forges a long-distance friendship with a younger man in spite of her happy family life and finds the relationship threatening everyone she loves.


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The Matchmaker
Elin Hilderbrand

HILDERBRAND

Storied matchmaker and Nantucket resident Dabney Kimball has her own life and match turned upside down when her true love of twenty-seven years prior returns to the island.


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Someone Else's Love Story
Joshilyn Jackson

JACKSON

Twenty-one-year-old Shandi Pierce, who is juggling college and raising her three-year-old genius son, falls head over heels in love with a brilliant geneticist who, in the middle of a stick-up at a gas station mini-mart, willingly steps between the armed robber and her son.


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The Summer Girls
Mary Alice Monroe

Lowcountry Summer series
MONROE

Summoned by their Charleston society grandmother to a historic family home on Sullivan’s Island, estranged sisters Carson, Eudora and Harper share a summer of healing and forgiveness while exploring the tenacious complexities of sisterhood and friendship.


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Stargazey Point
Shelley Noble

NOBLE

Seeking refuge with three octogenarian siblings, who live in a plantation house on Stargazey Point, a once popular South Carolina beach resort, documentarian Abbie Sinclair, haunted by tragedy, is drawn into the lives of the people around her and finally finds a place to call home.


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The Lemon Orchard
Luanne Rice

RICE

In the five years since Julia last visited her aunt and uncle’s home in Malibu, her life has been turned upside down by her daughter’s death. She expects to find nothing more than peace and solitude as she house-sits with only her dog, Bonnie, for company. But to her surprise, she finds herself drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard.


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The Life You've Imagined
Kristina Riggle

RIGGLE

Two former best friends, Cami and Anna, return to their hometown to face the loved ones they left behind, including Cami’s alcoholic father, and come to terms with the decisions they each made years before.


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The Rosie Project
Graeme Simsion

SIMSION

Don Tillman, a professor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he’s not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.


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The Engagements
J. Courtney Sullivan

SULLIVAN

Explores the marital foibles of four couples while following the creation the famous advertising campaign that turned diamonds into a symbol of the hope for everlasting love.


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Nantucket Sisters
Nancy Thayer

THAYER

The lifelong best friendship between privileged Emma and hardscrabble Maggie is challenged and then cemented by the discovery that both are pregnant by the same man.


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The Next Best Thing
Jennifer Weiner

WEINER

Believing she is realizing her dreams when her sitcom is bought, television writer Ruth Saunders finds her happiness threatened by demanding actors and executives as well as an unrequited crush on her boss and her septuagenarian grandmother’s upcoming wedding.


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