Hot Beach Reads 2014

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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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Lost Lake
Sarah Addison Allen

ALLEN

Seeking solace in a Georgia lakeside cottage with her eccentric eight-year-old daughter, recently widowed Kate wonders if the area’s almost-magical ability for sparking romances has been imagined before experiencing a poignant renewal.


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Rosemary Cottage (Hope Beach)
Colleen Coble

INSPIR COBLE

Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other…and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?


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Time Flies: A Novel
Claire Cook

COOK

Having reluctantly moved to New England only to see her marriage end in infidelity, successful metal sculptor Melanie is compelled to attend her high-school reunion and fantasizes about reconnecting with an old flame.


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All the Summer Girls: A Novel (P.S.)
Meg Donohue

DONOHUE

Returning to the New Jersey beach town where they used to spend their summers, three friends find themselves doing things they would never do and find the courage to face the choices they made on a summer night years earlier.


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On the Rocks: A Novel
Erin Duffy

DUFFY

After her fiance publicly dumps her on Facebook, Abby and her best friend Grace head to Newport for the summer where they enjoy the beach, cocktails, and cute men, but discover that in this era of social media there is no real escape.


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The Hurricane Sisters: A Novel
Dorothea Benton Frank

FRANK

When an emotional hurricane blows through their lives, testing them in ways they never thought possible, 23-year-old Ashley Anne Waters, her mother Liz and Maisie, the family matriarch, must turn to each other for strength and support as the bonds they share are ultimately transformed.


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The One & Only: A Novel
Emily Giffin

GIFFIN

Centering her life on the successful Walker family, into which she plans to marry, Shea struggles to end her affair with a less-than-stellar boyfriend only to have her entire existence placed in question by the death of the family’s mother.


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The Matchmaker: A Novel
Elin Hilderbrand

HILDERBRAND

Storied matchmaker and Nantucket resident Dabney Kimball has her own life and match turned upside down when her true love of 27 years prior returns to the island.


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Beautiful Day: A Novel
Elin Hilderbrand

HILDERBRAND

Gathering on Nantucket for a wedding planned to the letter by the bride’s late mother, the Carmichaels and the Grahams hide their scandal-ridden, crumbling lives from the blissfully unaware, happy couple.


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Cure for the Common Breakup
Beth Kendrick

KENDRICK

Flight attendant Summer Benson moves to Black Dog Bay to get over her boyfriend, where she is welcomed by the locals, particularly the ruggedly handsome mayor.


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Three Sisters (Blackberry Island)
Susan Mallery

ROM MALLERY

Three women thrown together by fate and geography form lasting friendships as they struggle through their marriages and relationships and discover how to move forward in their lives.


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The Summer Wind (Lowcountry Summer)
Mary Alice Monroe

MONROE

This series is a poignant and heartwarming story of three half-sisters and their grandmother, who is determined to help them rediscover their southern roots and family bonds.


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Stargazey Point: A Novel
Shelley Noble

NOBLE

Devastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarian Abbie Sinclair seeks refuge with three octogenarian siblings, who live in a looming plantation house at the edge of the world.


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The Girls of August
Anne Rivers Siddons

SIDDONS

Four friends who used to meet for an annual summer beach vacation drift apart after one of their group tragically dies but reconvene years later.


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Home for the Summer: The Chesapeake Diaries
Mariah Stewart

ROM PB STEWART

When Lucy Sinclair returns home to St. Dennis to plan a celebrity wedding, she reconnects with Clay Madison, her best childhood friend, and finds friendship deepening into love as she tries to overcome a past tragedy.


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Summer Days
Lisa Jackson,Elizabeth Bass,Holly Chamberlin,Mary Carter

ROM SUMMER

An anthology with contributions by four authors features four unforgettable stories of sun-filled days and warm, intoxicating nights.


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Nantucket Sisters: A Novel
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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Island Girls: A Novel
Nancy Thayer

THAYER

When the will of a recently deceased ladies’ man mandates a summer-long reunion for his daughters from different marriages at his posh Nantucket house, the three sisters are forced to confront long-festering resentments and misunderstandings.


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The Interestings: A Novel
Meg Wolitzer

WOLITZER

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed.


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Home to Seaview Key (A Seaview Key Novel)
Sherryl Woods

ROM PB WOODS

Rescued by a handsome ex-soldier upon her return to Seaview Key, newly divorced Abby Miller, while trying to mend an old friendship and give back to the community, decides to take a chance on love.


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