We’ve Compiled a List of Perfect Beach Reads — Enjoy!

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At heart we’re all bookaholics, but that doesn’t mean our busy schedules don’t occasionally take a bite out of our much-deserved reading time. Luckily summer is here, and that means — you guessed it — beach reads! There’s nothing a book connoisseur loves more than digging their toes into the sand with their new favorite book in hand. 
 
Undoubtedly you’ve already started packing your bags! Don’t forget your swimsuit, suntan lotion and killer shades, but we’ll cover the beach reads. Don’t worry, we’ve already compiled a list for you. So grab your books and head to the beach, the pool or the mountains. “Beach” reads can be enjoyed anywhere! 
 
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer
Nancy Thayer takes us back to Nantucket for a wild summer! Local librarian Darcy Cotterill loves when the town comes alive in the summer, but she is shocked to learn that her new summertime neighbors are her ex, his wife and his stepdaughter. Darcy is also learning how to navigate a budding romance with local carpenter Nash while also being swept off her feet by musicologist vacationer Clive. But summer doesn't last forever, and Darcy will have to decide on her next move. Will she stay comfortable and secure or take a risk and find true happiness? BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks
 
Shelley Noble’s latest will acquaint you with four generations of a family — a very dramatic, fiery family! The Whitaker family’s Connecticut mansion, dubbed “Muses by the Sea,” has been a home and haven for artists for generations. Now that the family matriarch, Leo, is getting older, her daughter Jillian is determined to sell the Muses, which will ensure Leo and her sister-in-law can live in assisted living. It will also give Jillian the money to jumpstart her acting career. But when Leo’s granddaughter and great-granddaughter come to stay for the summer and begin restoring the home, the estranged women may learn how to restore their family. BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks
 
Chasing Down a Dream by Beverly Jenkins
Readers eagerly waiting for Beverly Jenkins’ latest Blessings novel need not wait any longer! This July release takes readers back to Henry Adams, Kan., where the residents are facing life-changing obstacles. Town matriarch Tamar July has a difficult relationship with much of her family, but when her cousin tells her she’s dying and that she hopes Tamar will plan the funeral, Tamar jumps in to help. Meanwhile a storm has rocked the area and Gemma finds a young boy and girl walking on the side of the road. She knows she’s meant to be their foster parent, but their social worker is unwilling to allow the white woman to step in. Amongst everything, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. With a bit of help from the town, bells will be ringing! BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks
 
The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green
A mother tries to reconnect with her children when she learns she has a serious disease. Unfortunately, she managed to alienate all three. Ronni Sunshine chased after her acting career, even at the cost of pushing her children away. Nell, Ronni’s tomboy daughter, left to work on a farm while struggling to find a way in the world as a single mother. Meredith took her mother’s criticisms to heart and is still affected — now she’s married to a man she doesn’t love. The youngest sister, Lizzy, looks like she has it made. But her successful culinary career covers up her failed marriage. Now that the Sunshine sisters are all together again, they’ll discover if their family ties are strong enough to overcome the past. BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks
 
A House Divided by Donna Hill
Get ready to go on a journey with Journalist Zoie Crawford! Growing up Zoie was inspired by her grandmother, Claudia, to follow her dreams. Unfortunately her mother preferred to hold on too tight. Zoie left New Orleans years before, but after the passing of her grandmother she returns. At home she discovers a huge secret, one that could make her career, but break another woman's. Zoie is faced with a difficult decision, will she pursue the truth, no matter what the cost? BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks
 
Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz
Ricki Schultz tackles the wild world of dating on the world wide web! In Mr. Right-Swipe, Rae Wallace is through with dating after a series of dunces. Besides, she’s busy enough wrangling the malleable minds of her first grade class and polishing her novel. When her friends stage an invention and get her an online profile, she take a gamble and swipes right on the profile of the handsome substitute teacher at work. Now, she has a new sexy problem… BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks 
 
I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella
If you’re looking for laughs, snatch up this collection of short stories and essays from this awesome mother-daughter team. Lisa and Francesca cover it all — from chaotic online shopping sprees, whatever “smell-dating” is, and categorizing your average beach sights. If you need convincing, read a complementary essay from the collection here! BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks
 
Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor
This haunting coming-of-age novel has a tragic mystery at its center. In the small Arizona town of Sycamore, a runnner stumbles across what appears to be human remains. The stricken town suspects that the remains may belong to a teenage girl who went missing nearly eighteen years before. Jess Winters was a newcomer then too, and as the town waits for identification of the body, stories and gossip abound as everyone pieces together what happened, and what could have happened, all those years ago. BUY: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks 
 
Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman
Our reviewer describes Cooperman’s latest as a “fantastic neighborhood book club meets The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills dramathon,” which means we’re in! In this read, friends Annie and Sarah are both in a bind and need money — Annie for her son’s autism therapy and Sarah for her fertility treatments. While shopping, chemist Annie watches women pay over-the-top prices for skin care creams and hatches a plan … they’ll sell a “luxury” cream and make a killing! Things begin to go south when Annie adds a special ingredient … then hijinks ensue! BUY: Amazon | B&N | iBooks
 
Are your bags packed? Don’t forget your new list of summer reads! 
 
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