As the summer comes to an end, we’re spending every waking minute with our favorite books. Here are some of the stories we’re squeezing in while the sun is still shining and the beach still calling. And to help you end your summer right, we want to share them with you.
Filled with mystery and spellbinding secrets, this novel is the perfect escape. Alice Edevane is only 16 years old when her 11-month-old brother vanishes from her family’s idyllic lakeside estate. Decades later, a detective stumbles upon the now crumbling estate and uncovers shocking truths about a past long gone ... yet more present than ever.
Alice Pearse wants to have a satisfying career and a thriving personal life. But when she starts her dream job, her time away from home puts strains on her marriage, her children, her parents, and her friends. Eventually, Alice realizes that what’s most important is not “having it all” but finding out what she really wants.
After finding her fiancé dead in their apartment, Morgan discovers that everything he ever told her was a lie—and, in fact, he’s had several fiancées all believing the same story. Then, things take a harrowing turn when one by one, these other women are murdered.
Greek immigrant Stavros Stavros Mavrakis believes he has just ten days to live. Brimming with pride and cursing in broken English, he sends an email to his three daughters and ex-wife outlining his wishes for how they might live better lives. They react just as you’d expect.
Spend the last few weeks of summer with Marietta “Mamaw” Muir and her three granddaughters at their beloved Sea Breeze on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina. Before the estate is sold, Mamaw and “the summer girls” struggle to find new places in the world.
DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY asks how one goes on after the worst happens. This tender novel shows how we are all connected and how that very connection is the basis for redemption and hope. We won’t lie; you might need Kleenex for this one.
THE NEW NEIGHBOR is perfect for vacation binge-reading. Ninety-year-old Margaret Riley rarely leaves the Tennessee mountaintop where she lives, but a mysterious new neighbor in the long-empty house across the pond piques her curiosity. Soon Margaret becomes obsessed and threatens to unravel the new life Jennifer has painstakingly created.