The House on Mermaid Point

The House on Mermaid Point
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 1101599405
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House on Mermaid Point Book Excerpt:

In this new novel from the author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness . . . Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies—although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once . . . Rock-and-roll legend “William the Wild” Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he’s still worshiped by fans—which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He’s not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool. But whether it’s an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom . . .

The House on Mermaid Point

The House on Mermaid Point
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Jove Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN: 9780515154740
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House on Mermaid Point Book Excerpt:

In this new novel from the author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness… Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies—although the house does belong to a man who actually was at one point Maddie’s wildest fantasy… Rock and roll legend “William the Wild” Hightower may be burnt out these days, but he’s still worshiped by fans—which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. When plans arise to turn his piece of paradise into a Bed & Breakfast for a reality show, he’s less than thrilled. But he is intrigued by one woman on the restoration crew… Whether it’s an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom…

Love Blooms at Mermaids Point

Love Blooms at Mermaids Point
Author: Sarah Bennett
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-03-16
ISBN: 1838899626
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Blooms at Mermaids Point Book Excerpt:

Pre-order the brand new instalment in Sarah Bennett's bestselling Mermaids Point series! Bestselling author Alex Nelson is slowly coming apart at the seams after a failed marriage and an abrupt change in career leave him at a crossroads in life. When an unexpected opportunity arises to escape to the idyllic village of Mermaids Point, he’s hot on the heels of his brother, Tom, who has recently moved there. Buying a rundown bookshop might be just his latest harebrained scheme, but Alex has never been one to do things by halves. After spending her early years caring for her mother, Ivy Fisher is finally ready to start living her own life. But when the impossibly charming, impossibly good-looking Alex Nelson swoops in and snatches her dream out from under her nose, it really is the last straw. Forced by circumstances to spend more time with him, Ivy finally gets a peek of the real man beneath the confident exterior, and she likes what she sees. But just when things are starting to come together for them, Ivy is reminded why men can never be trusted. Is Alex who he says he is, or is he using Mermaids Point as nothing more than research fodder for his next bestseller? Enjoy a gloriously uplifting, page-turning, romantic escape to the seaside with the bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Milly Johnson. Praise for Sarah Bennett: 'A gorgeous story packed with love, romance and heartfelt emotion. Will bring sunshine into your day!' Phillipa Ashley 'A gorgeous warm hug of a book. I want to move to Mermaids Point right now and take up residence in the bookshop. A story with the joy of community and love at its heart, a sure fire winner.' Jules Wake 'This is the perfect escapist read and I can't wait to follow the characters in what promises to be a wonderful series. Five sparkling stars!' Rachel Griffiths'What a Mer-mazing book! I'm so glad this is a series and I'll get to meet the characters again because you won't want to leave them after the final page.' Catherine Miller ‘I inhaled this book in two days. Absolutely gorgeous. Sarah Bennett is back, and better than ever!’ Rachel Burton'I absolutely adored this book! I've always loved Sarah's writing and this was another brilliant read full of drama, romance and family. Absolutely fabulous! I just couldn't put it down!' Katie Ginger 'A perfect heartwarming read full of family, romance and intrigue, set in a stunning location - what’s not to love?' Bella Osborne

A Ten Beach Road Christmas

A Ten Beach Road Christmas
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 0593199960
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Ten Beach Road Christmas Book Excerpt:

Celebrate the holidays with the ladies of Ten Beach Road with two heartwarming novellas that capture the joy of the season and the magic of friendship—now available in one volume! Christmas at the Beach The Ten Beach Road friends gather to celebrate Christmas at the newly renovated Bella Flora. Kyra is hoping for a peaceful break, but when bad news threatens to disrupt her happy holiday, Bella Flora’s sanctuary may be threatened for all of the women who call it home.... A Bella Flora Christmas Avery Lawford, Nicole Grant, Madeline Singer, and Madeline’s daughter Kyra have always been there for each other, but Kyra isn’t feeling particularly celebratory this Christmas. She must make a life-altering decision by New Year’s—one that becomes even more difficult when unexpected guests arrive on Christmas Eve.... Christmas at the Beach and A Bella Flora Christmas have been previously published as separate e-novellas.

Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point

Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point
Author: Sarah Bennett
Publsiher: Boldwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-25
ISBN: 183889912X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summer Kisses at Mermaids Point Book Excerpt:

'A deliciously warm, welcoming, fun contemporary read and just perfect for a summer's day.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Sarah Bennett always keeps me entertained from the very first page' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laurie Morgan runs a café in the small seaside community of Mermaids Point, named after the beauties rumoured to live in the waters a few miles off the top of the point. When a hazy image is posted online of what appears to be a mermaid, the café and the village are soon full to bursting with curious sightseers. The most eye-catching of the new arrivals is handsome author, Jake Smith, who has rented a cottage for the summer while he works on his new book. Or so he says. In fact, he is a journalist, burned out and disillusioned with life, whose editor has sent him on a crack-pot hunt for mermaids... Jake quickly finds himself drawn to village life, and to the gorgeous woman who runs the local café. But he soon suspects there’s trouble lurking beneath the idyllic façade, and when it looks like Laurie’s family might be involved, Jake faces a difficult choice. Pursue the truth, or protect the woman he’s beginning to fall in love with... Warm, escapist, feel-good and altogether brilliant story-telling from bestselling author Sarah Bennett. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley and Milly Johnson. 'This is the perfect escapist read and I can't wait to follow the characters in what promises to be a wonderful series. Five sparkling stars!' Rachel Griffiths'What a Mer-mazing book! I'm so glad this is a series and I'll get to meet the characters again because you won't want to leave them after the final page.' Catherine Miller ‘I inhaled this book in two days. Absolutely gorgeous. Sarah Bennett is back, and better than ever!’ Rachel Burton'I absolutely adored this book! I've always loved Sarah's writing and this was another brilliant read full of drama, romance and family. Absolutely fabulous! I just couldn't put it down!' Katie Ginger 'A perfect heartwarming read full of family, romance and intrigue, set in a stunning location - what’s not to love?' Bella Osborne'Oh, what a joy this read was. I fell in love with the setting and characters and found myself racing to the end in the hope of a happy ending. You're in for a real treat with this beautiful escapist story. Unputdownable and utterly romantic.' Samantha Tonge'I want to move to Mermaids Point immediately. I just loved it.' Jane Lacey Crane'Utterly magical! Summer Kisses At Mermaids Point is a wonderful story about flights of fancy, but also about what’s most real – love, trust and community. I can’t wait for the next story in the series!' Fiona Harper What readers are saying about Sarah Bennett: 'A deliciously warm, welcoming, fun contemporary read and just perfect for a summer's day.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Absolutely loved this book it has a great story line and the characters feel like great friends who you laugh with and cry with and really care about.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Such a joy to read – I cannot recommend this book enough!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Sarah Bennett always keeps me entertained from the very first page' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Five stars from me!' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'This is a brilliant five star modern fiction story.' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Ex Best Friend s Wedding

My Ex Best Friend s Wedding
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN: 0440001447
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Ex Best Friend s Wedding Book Excerpt:

A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women's lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road. Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault. Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven. Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm.

The View from Here

The View from Here
Author: Hannah McKinnon
Publsiher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN: 1982114509
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The View from Here Book Excerpt:

From the acclaimed author of Sailing Lessons and Mystic Summer—a “charming gem of a novel” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author)—an evocative and moving tale about what it means to be a family, set over the course of one unforgettable Connecticut summer. Siblings Perry, Jake, and Phoebe Goodwin were raised on the shore of a beautiful Connecticut lake in a close-knit family. The eldest of the family, forty-two-year-old Perry has long craved order as surely as his charismatic younger brother, Jake, has avoided it. Phoebe, their baby sister, courts both. As adults, the Goodwin siblings could not be more different. Perry is as married to his career in New York as a risk analyst as Phoebe is to her college sweetheart, but both have returned to Connecticut to raise their young families. Charismatic Jake, however, has spent his years living away wanderlust and unable to settle. The three have not spent much time together…until this summer. On the afternoon of their grandmother’s ninety-seventh birthday party, the siblings reunite at the lake house where Jake stuns the family with a stranger on his arm and an announcement. Olivia Cossette, daughter of a French chef, does not share the traditional Goodwin New England upbringing or sense of family. What she does share is parenthood, as the single mother of a little girl who does not speak. While the Goodwin family struggle to welcome the newcomers over the course of the summer, a series of bad choices made by each family member finally unravels, leaving them all to question just what truly makes a family. Can one fateful moment on a July afternoon undo a lifetime of good intentions? Only one thing is for certain—this extraordinary summer has irrevocably changed the Goodwin family and all that remains is the uncertain future. With Hannah McKinnon’s signature “enticing and refreshing” (Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author) prose, this is a warm-hearted novel that is perfect for fans of Mary Alice Monroe’s the Beach House series and the works of Elin Hilderbrand.

Christmas at the Beach

Christmas at the Beach
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 1101625961
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas at the Beach Book Excerpt:

A TEN BEACH ROAD NOVELLA The USA Today bestselling Wendy Wax entranced audiences with Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach. Now, the ladies of Bella Flora are back in an all-new holiday novella. When Madeline Singer, Avery Lawford, and Nicole Grant first gained ownership of Ten Beach Road, they didn’t realize that remodeling the house would not only bind their fates together but give them a second chance at rebuilding their lives. Now they’re gathering at the newly sold Bella Flora for one last Christmas. Kyra, Madeline’s daughter, is hoping to get a brief respite from the paparazzi that constantly hounds her and the son she had with famous actor Daniel Deranian. But when a string of bad news threatens to disrupt her happy holidays, Bella Flora’s sanctuary may be threatened for all of the women who call it home…

A Peach of a Pair

A Peach of a Pair
Author: Kim Boykin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN: 069819800X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Peach of a Pair Book Excerpt:

Palmetto Moon inspired The Huffington Post to rave, “It is always nice to discover a new talented author and Kim Boykin is quite a find.” Now, she delivers a novel of a woman picking up the pieces of her life with the help of two spirited, elderly sisters in South Carolina. March, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family—and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks—in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married . . . to her own sister. Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. And as Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she’ll discover that love and forgiveness will one day lead her home . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Bella Flora Christmas

A Bella Flora Christmas
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 0451490266
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bella Flora Christmas Book Excerpt:

A TEN BEACH ROAD NOVELLA The ladies of Ten Beach Road are home for the holidays in this brand-new novella. Although their lives have changed since their first desperate renovation of Bella Flora, friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have always been there for each other. Now they’re returning to Bella Flora for Christmas—where Maddie’s daughter Kyra isn’t feeling particularly celebratory. Kyra was hoping for a peaceful holiday at Bella Flora—a last gathering before a wealthy, mystery tenant moves into the home she’s been forced to rent out. Instead, she must make a life altering decision by New Year’s—a decision that becomes even more difficult when unexpected guests arrive at Ten Beach Road on Christmas Eve. Now Kyra, Maddie, Avery and Nikki will need to pull together to secure Bella Flora’s future, as well as their own. Includes an excerpt from Best Thing Ever

Mystic Summer

Mystic Summer
Author: Hannah McKinnon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN: 1476777691
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystic Summer Book Excerpt:

Includes a readers' club guide with discussion questions.

Sunshine Beach

Sunshine Beach
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN: 0698157192
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sunshine Beach Book Excerpt:

In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life… There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix… After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki have banded together to make the most of what they have left, using their determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious beachfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong? Everything. With the cameras rolling, Maddie’s second-chance romance with her all-too-famous new boyfriend gets complicated, Avery struggles with grief over the loss of her mother, and Nikki’s reluctance to commit to the man who loves her could leave her to face the biggest challenge of her life. Even the hotel seems to be against them, when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder which just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again…

Best Beach Ever

Best Beach Ever
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN: 0399584420
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Beach Ever Book Excerpt:

Despite their hopes for smooth sailing, the ladies of Ten Beach Road confront choppy seas in this novel in the bestselling series. Forced to rent out or lose their beloved Bella Flora after the loss of their renovation-turned-reality-TV show Do Over, Maddie, Nikki, Avery, Kyra, and Bitsy move into cottages at the Sunshine Hotel and Beach Club believing the worst is over. Only to discover just how uncertain their futures really are. Maddie struggles with the challenges of dating a rock star whose career has come roaring back to life while Nikki faces the daunting realities of mothering twins at forty-seven. Avery buries herself in a tiny home build in an attempt to dodge commitment issues, and Kyra battles to protect her son from the Hollywood world she once dreamed of joining. And Bitsy is about to find out whether the rewards of seeking revenge will outweigh the risks. Luckily, when the going gets tough, the ladies of Ten Beach Road know that their friendship--tried and tested--can chase away the darkest clouds and let the sun shine in...

Sailing Lessons

Sailing Lessons
Author: Hannah McKinnon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN: 1501162837
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sailing Lessons Book Excerpt:

On the shores of Cape Cod, the Bailey sisters reunite with their long-lost father for a summer of hope and forgiveness in this heartfelt novel from the author of the “sharp and evocative” (Kirkus Reviews) Mystic Summer, The Lake Season, and The Summer House, sure to appeal to “fans of Elin Hilderbrand” (Booklist). Wrenn Bailey has lived all her life on Cape Cod with her mother Lindy, older sister Shannon, and younger sister Piper. Growing up, life was dictated by the seasons with sleepy gray winters where only the locals stayed on, followed by the sharp influx and colorful bustle of summer tourists who swept up the elbow of the Cape and infiltrated their small paradise. But it wasn’t just the tourists who interrupted Wrenn’s formative years; her father—brilliant but troubled photographer Caleb—has long made a habit of drifting in and out of his girls’ lives. Until the one summer he left the Cape and did not return again. Now, almost twenty years later, Caleb has come back one last time, suffering from pancreatic cancer and seeking absolution. Wrenn and her sisters each respond differently to their father’s return, determined to find closure. But that means returning to the past and revisiting old wounds—wounds that cause the tightknit Bailey women to confront their own wishes and wants, and admit to their own wrong-doings over the years. In a place that brings both great comfort and great pain, the Bailey sisters experience a summer on the Cape that promises not only hard endings, but perhaps, hopeful new beginnings.

The Break Up Book Club

The Break Up Book Club
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 0440001463
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Break Up Book Club Book Excerpt:

Named one of 2021’s Best Beach Reads by Bustle ∙ Country Living ∙ Cosmopolitan ∙ Augusta Chronicle ∙ E! Online ∙ PureWow ∙ SheReads ∙ and more! Breakups, like book clubs, come in many shapes and sizes and can take us on unexpected journeys as four women discover in this funny and heartwarming exploration of friendship from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road and My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding. On paper, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara have little in common – they’re very different people leading very different lives. And yet at book club meetings in an historic carriage house turned bookstore, they bond over a shared love of reading (and more than a little wine) as well as the growing realization that their lives are not turning out like they expected. Former tennis star Jazmine is a top sports agent balancing a career and single motherhood. Judith is an empty nester questioning her marriage and the supporting role she chose. Erin’s high school sweetheart and fiancé develops a bad case of cold feet, and Sara’s husband takes a job out of town saddling Sara with a difficult mother-in-law who believes her son could have done better – not exactly the roommate most women dream of. With the help of books, laughter, and the joy of ever evolving friendships, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara find the courage to navigate new and surprising chapters of their lives as they seek their own versions of happily-ever-after.

Barefoot Beach

Barefoot Beach
Author: Toby Devens
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN: 1101616245
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barefoot Beach Book Excerpt:

Spend a summer at the beach with this enchanting and emotional story about love, loss, and the powerful bonds of female friendship... The beach house carried some kind of spell, concocted of—I don’t know—salt air, sea grass and Old Bay seasoning that over the years had permeated its walls and floorboards. Whatever it was, the place cast fabulous magic. For Nora Farrell, Tuckahoe, Maryland, isn’t just a summer refuge, it’s home—where she married the love of her life, decided to have a child, and has remained connected with her two closest friends. Even now, long after her husband’s passing, Nora reunites with Margo and Emine every June…. But this year, challenges invade the friends’ retreat. Even as Nora delights in teaching at her dance studio, she is shaken by the possible loss of her beach house…and by a tentative new romance. While Margo directs a musical at the Driftwood Playhouse, she finds her marriage on rocky ground. And Em, who relishes running her family’s café, struggles to handle her rebellious daughter. With their personal dramas reaching a fever pitch, the women will discover that it isn’t only the beach that brightens their lives. Their bond with one another provides the ultimate magic.

A Week at the Lake

A Week at the Lake
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN: 0698157168
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Week at the Lake Book Excerpt:

From the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point comes a powerful novel about secrets, loyalty, and the bonds of true friendship . . . Twenty years ago, Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton bonded over their New York City dreams. Then, each summer, they solidified their friendship by spending one week at the lake together, solving their problems over bottles of wine and gallons of ice cream. They kept the tradition for years, until jealousy, lies, and life’s disappointments made them drift apart. It’s been five years since Emma has seen her friends, an absence designed to keep them from discovering a long-ago betrayal. Now she’s in desperate need of their support. The time has come to reveal her secrets—and hopefully rekindle their connection. But when a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. Now, to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to . . .

Message in the Sand

Message in the Sand
Author: Hannah McKinnon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1982114592
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Message in the Sand Book Excerpt:

An emotional and unforgettable tale of a small town irrevocably affected by an unforeseen and shocking event—from the author of the “charming gem of a novel” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Mystic Summer. Wendell Combs is as local as they come. Born and raised in the small town of Saybrook, Connecticut, his venture into the larger world was met with heartbreak. Now, middle-aged and a confirmed bachelor, he seeks solitude from his tour of duty as a soldier back in his hometown, working as head caretaker for wealthy Alan Lancaster’s forty-acre estate, White Pines, a place he has come to love for its beauty, peace, and quiet. Alan’s eldest daughter, fifteen-year-old Julia, also loves White Pines, but for very different reasons. She and her little sister spend their days riding horses, swimming in the lake, and painting landscapes inspired by the property they adore. While her parents prepare to host their annual summer gala fundraiser, Julia’s eyes are set to the simpler joys of summer: she’s fallen in love with the boy-next-door and longs for their next encounter. But as the last guests leave on that magical summer night, a tragedy no one could have predicted suddenly occurs, shaking the entire town to its core. Wendell and Julia now face an uncertain future. At the height of their grief, two very different women return to Saybrook: Ginny Feldman, Wendell’s first love, who cannot stay away any longer, and Candace Lancaster, Julia’s estranged aunt who wants nothing to do with the town or the family estate she escaped decades earlier. Now, the only familiar things Julia has to cling to are Wendell and White Pines, but it looks like she’s about to lose both... With Hannah McKinnon’s “sharp and evocative” (Kirkus Reviews) prose, this stirring and affecting tale explores the connection between people and place and what, ultimately, makes up the fabric of a family.

One Good Thing

One Good Thing
Author: Wendy Wax
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 0451488628
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Good Thing Book Excerpt:

From the USA Today bestselling author of Sunshine Beach, a story of four women trying to rebuild more than their lives... Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down... Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships. Maddie must face the realities of dating a rock star once again topping the charts and dealing with her hapless ex-husband, while Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a tiny cottage into a home for the newly impoverished heiress who helped bankroll their last renovation. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki can’t quite believe love can last, or trust in her own maternal instinct. And Kyra, who has secretly put Bella Flora at risk in an attempt to salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a desperately needed bail out from her son’s famous father that comes with far too many strings attached… But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other—and their dreams—from crumbling.

Mermaid Moon

Mermaid Moon
Author: Colleen Coble
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-01-12
ISBN: 1401690297
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mermaid Moon Book Excerpt:

Mallory’s mother died fifteen years ago. But her father’s last words on the phone were unmistakable: “Find . . . mother.” Shame and confusion have kept Mallory Davis from her home for the last fifteen years, but when her dad mysteriously dies on his mail boat route, she doesn’t have any choice but to go back to Mermaid Point. Mallory believes her father was murdered and childhood sweetheart Kevin O’Connor, game warden in Downeast Maine, confirms her suspicions. But Kevin is wary of helping Mallory in her search. She broke his heart and left—without a word—years ago. When Mallory begins receiving threats on her own life—and her beloved teenage daughter, Haylie—their search intensifies. There’s a tangled web within the supposed murder, and it involves much more than what meets the eye. As answers begin to fall into place, Mallory realizes her search is about more than finding her father’s killer—it is also about finding herself again . . . and possibly about healing what was broken so long ago with Kevin. She just has to stay alive long enough to put all the pieces together.