Beach Reading

beach_readSummer breach reads are pouring in and many of your favorites are already here. In Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews, a woman with her career on rocks heads for a remote beach town—to film a movie! (nice twist). In  All the Single Ladies by Dorothea Benton Frank, three women debate the meaning of it all after a friend’s death in the friendly confines of Carolina’s low country. The Summer’s End by Mary Alice Monroe poaches on Frank’s low country turf in this story of three sisters having to sell off the family beach house. In The Guest Cottage, by Nancy Thayer, a deserted housewife goes—where else? –to a beach cottage to take stock. In Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky,  a career woman’s life is upended—by her daughter no less!  No beach but lots of drama. The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller offers Western romance (ranch house, not beach house). Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf enters Nichols Sparks territory in this elder romance (more high plains ambiance).  In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume tells how  a 50s plane crash set a family drama in motion (no beach, lots of 50’s chic).As for the Queen of Beach Reads, don’t worry–Erin Hilderbrand has one coming. Soon.

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