Summer Reading List

The start of beach season at the Jersey Shore is one of my favorite times of year!  Time spent with family and friends, walking along the water, building sandcastles with my friend’s little ones, and sometimes, relishing a solo day when I can sit back in my chair and read a new book.


With the start of Memorial Day Weekend, I thought I’d share the books I already have downloaded to my Kindle or pre-ordered and ready to download once they are released in the coming weeks.  My favorite part about all of these books is that they are written by authors that I’ve connected with via Twitter since self-publishing my first book last spring.  I’ve read books by all three of them in the past and have loved every one.  I can’t wait to start reading their newest!

The books are listed in order of their release date.

Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin

Released 05/13/16

Synopsis via Amazon

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing…

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day.

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?


Summer at Oyster Bay: A heart-warming summer romance by Jenny Hale

To be released on 06/09/16

Synopsis via Amazon

For Emily Tate, returning to her charming childhood home Oyster Bay is like coming up for air after the fast pace of her city life. At the farm her grandfather built, surrounded by sister Rachel’s chatter, Gram’s buttermilk biscuits, and the soft, white sand, Emily is reminded of exactly who she is and what she holds most dear.

When Emily starts work at elegant Water’s Edge Inn, Charles Peterson, the handsome new owner, asks for her help. He wants to expand and needs Emily to teach him the local ways, so he can convince the planning commission. Emily vows to make him fall in love with her hometown, just the way it is.

At work, Charles is reserved and serious, yet once Emily has him kicking off his shoes in the sand and sailing across the glistening Chesapeake Bay, she sees another side to him, and their easy rapport feels like the start of something big.

But when it becomes clear Charles’s plans for the inn involve bulldozing Oyster Bay, Emily is heartbroken. Will she lose her home and Charles all at once, or can she save Oyster Bay, and give true love a chance?


The One with the Engagement Party (Bridesmaids Book 1) by Erin Lawless

To be released 06/10/16

Synopsis via Amazon

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For fans of romantic comedies like Bridesmaids and Four Weddings & a Funeral, and bestselling authors Mhairi McFarlane and Jenny Oliver, this is a hilarious new romantic comedy series about one bride and her four best friends.


Like I said, I’ve read books by all three fantastic authors before and loved every last one.  I can’t wait for a few relaxing beach days so I can start reading their latest!  If you’re looking for books to read as you sit on the beach, by the pool, or at the lake, check these out.  I’m pretty sure you’ll be happy you did!

Also, since I’m a little bias, I’d recommend checking out my debut novel The Other Side of Later.  I’ll think you’ll find it’s good summer read too!

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