I’m so excited to share not one, not two, not three, but FOUR books with you that are perfect for long, summer days at the beach…or pool or wherever you like to relax! One of my favorite, but somewhat unexpected parts of becoming an author is the connections I’ve made with other authors. The wonders of social networking!
Not only did I discover another author, whose books I thoroughly enjoy, but we’ve also chatted here and there via Twitter over the past year. Jenny Hale is such a talented writer, and today, I’m happy to share her four summer themed books with all of you!
A Barefoot Summer
The small town of White Stone, Virginia situated on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay is the perfect setting for a sweet story about first love with a second chance. The people of White Stone welcome Libby home with open arms, but Pete, the man whose heart she broke when she escaped the small town for New York, keeps her at arms length. As Libby spends the summer in her home town, she begins to question whether she made the right decision by leaving all those years ago.
I was dreaming about the summer breeze off the bay, sand beneath my feet, and delicious seafood for days after reading this book. I’m always a fan of rekindled romance, and A Barefoot Summer is the perfect light-hearted summer love story. Plus, Pete is seriously swoon-worthy!
Summer by the Sea
Summer by the Sea provides another terrific summer setting in the Outer Banks. I felt like I was on a two week vacation as the story follows Faith and her sister with a sweet, heartwarming story about family and relationships. There’s forgiveness between sisters and blossoming love. Such a great light and easy read!
Summer at Oyster Bay
Sometimes, leaving home is just what you need because when you return, you realize what matters most. For Emily returning home to Oyster Bay is exactly what she needs after living a fast-paced city life for several years. She develops an easy rapport with Charles Peterson, the new owner of the Water Edge’s Inn. Just like A Barefoot Summer, the Chesapeake Bay area makes for the perfect setting as Emily shows Charles everything Oyster Bay has to offer. However, when she learns Charles’s plans involve destroying the area she loves so much, Emily questions whether she’ll lose her home and Charles all at once.
Summer at Oyster Bay was the third book I read by Jenny Hale, and needless to say, I’m a big fan of her books. She has such a way of creating dynamic relationships between characters. But the best part is that the focus isn’t solely on romantic relationships, but also on ones between family members and friends, which makes all of her characters so relatable.
The Summer House
The Summer House is Jenny Hale’s most recent book. It’s literally hot off the press as it was released just last Friday. Despite a busy weekend, I made sure I got a chance to read it so that I could share her newest novel with you today too.
The Summer House follows Callie and Olivia, two lifelong best friends, as they renovate and reopen a beautiful beach bed and breakfast called The Beachcomber in the Outer Banks. Through an interesting course of events, Callie meets Luke Sullivan, a famous heartthrob and heir to his family’s real estate empire. Just as Callie begins to see Luke isn’t the playboy the media makes him out to be, she and Olivia discover an old journal in The Beachcomber with secrets that could cause heartache for many. As a hurricane approaches, emotions run high like the tide and relationships are put to the test.
I loved The Summer House! While I was reading, I kept wishing I could take a trip down to North Carolina, enjoy some of the delicious seafood the characters kept eating, and stay at The Beachcomber! Plus, I didn’t think it was possible, but Luke is even more swoon-worthy than Pete from A Barefoot Summer!
So whether you’re getting ready for vacation or planning your days at the beach, load up your Kindle with these four fabulous summer reads! You won’t be disappointed!
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