New Summer Fiction

The Summer We Lost Her by Tish Cohen: In the Adirondacks, preparing to sell the cabin that’s been in Matt’s family for generations. When their daughter Gracie — “Little Green”– disappears without a trace, Elise and Matt struggle to come to terms with what their future may bring.

Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand: It’s 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother’s historic home in downtown Nantucket. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.

The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery: When etiquette coach Margo works with an aging movie star, she falls for her client’s son, while her twin sister Sunshine tries to resist falling for the single dad who happens to be her boss.

Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer: Returning to her Nantucket childhood home in the wake of personal and professional setbacks, novelist Keely Green is forced to face her estranged best friend, Isabelle, and when she begins to fall for Isabelle’s brother, things become complicated.

The Summer Country by Lauren Willig: Barbados, 1854: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous English merchant clan– merely a vicar’s daughter, and a reform-minded vicar’s daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados–a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned.

One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase: A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends–and the man they both love. But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel that explores a complex tangle of friendship, loyalty, and betrayal, all driving toward one question: What exactly happened to Leah on that hot summer night?

Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber: After a messy divorce nearly twenty years ago, she raised her two children on her own, juggling motherhood with her beloved job as a Seattle intensive care nurse. But when it comes to life’s other great adventure–dating–Jenna still isn’t sure she’s ready to let love in . . . until an unexpected encounter begins to change her mind.

The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis: Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures–and mistakes–included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked. Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons.

The Friends We Keep by Jane Green: Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known each other since university. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and none of them ever found the lives they wanted. At their thirtieth reunion, they have a second chance at happiness … until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything. The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.

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