Her mother, ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve. Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, and second chances and proves that she is "the next major voice in Southern fiction” Elin Hilderbrand, missed opportunities, New York Times bestselling author.
The Secret to Southern Charm The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 2 #ad - A 2018 spring okra pick usa today happy ever after’s best women’s fiction southern living’s most anticipated beach reads of 2018 deep south magazine’s summer reading list raleigh news & observer's “the best reads of Summer” Charlotte Observer’s “Summer’s Best Books” New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick Leaving fans “practically begging for a sequel” Bookpage, critically acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.
After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.
Slightly South of Simple: A Novel The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 1Gallery Books #ad - But now that her marriage to a new york high society heir has fallen apart in a very public, very embarrassing fashion, a pregnant Caroline decides to escape the gossipmongers with her nine-year-old daughter and head home to her mother, Ansley. Ansley has always put her three daughters first, especially when she found out that her late husband, despite what he had always promised, left her with next to nothing.
Exploring the powerful bonds between sisters and mothers and daughters, this engaging novel is filled with Southern charm, emotional drama, and plenty of heart. Now the proud owner of a charming waterfront design business and finally standing on her own two feet, Ansley welcomes Caroline and her brood back with open arms.
National bestseller *glitter guide’s “must reads for april” *popsugar’s “ultimate summer reading” *bustle’s Books to Read and Discuss With Your Mom and Grandma *New York Live’s “Ashley’s A-List” Pick “One of the hottest new Southern writers. Parade from the next “major voice in southern fiction” elin hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author comes the first in an all-new series chronicling the journeys of three sisters and their mother—and a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.
Slightly South of Simple: A Novel The Peachtree Bluff Series Book 1 #ad - Caroline murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small southern town of peachtree bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, in the wake of her father’s death, her mother selfishly forced her to move—during her senior year of high school, no less—back to that hick-infested rat trap where she'd spent her childhood summers.
. Even more discomfiting, when someone from her past reappears in Ansley's life, the secret she’s harbored from her daughters their entire lives might finally be forced into the open. But when her second daughter sloane, whose military husband is overseas, and youngest daughter and successful actress Emerson join the fray, Ansley begins to feel like the piece of herself she had finally found might be slipping from her grasp.
Lies and Other Acts of LoveBerkley #ad - A romantic times top pick!named a "best beach Read" from Deep South Magazine!Named a "Must Read" by Glitter Guide! And lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves. But when annabelle’s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems.
. From the next “major voice in southern fiction” New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand comes a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth. After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn “Lovey” White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies.
Lies and Other Acts of Love #ad - After all, have shared a lifetime of happiness, who fell in love at first sight, her grandparents, even through her grandfather’s declining health. She always does the right thing—that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come.
Dear CarolinaBerkley #ad - Dear carolina is southern fiction at its best. Beautifully written. New york times bestselling author eileen Goudge A moving debut novel about two mothers--one biological and one adoptive--from a compelling new voice in Southern women's fiction. One baby girl. Two strong Southern women. And the most difficult decision they'll ever make.
Frances "khaki" mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan--everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband's nineteen-year-old cousin, pregnant, is fresh out of rehab, and alone. Although the two women couldn't seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby.
Dear Carolina #ad - But as jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor. Written to baby carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don't define us--and that families aren't born, they're made.
The Husband HourLittle, Brown and Company #ad - As the days grow shorter and her grief changes shape, Lauren begins to understand the past-and to welcome the future. Their future could not look brighter when Rory shocks everyone-Lauren most of all-by enlisting in the U. S. When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, her late husband, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, and the past she tried to leave behind.
Lauren adelman and her high school sweetheart, Rory Kincaid, are a golden couple. Seeking peace and solitude, Lauren retreats to her family's old beach house on the Jersey Shore. Worse, a stranger making a documentary about Rory tracks her down and persuades her to give him just an hour of her time. One hour with filmmaker Matt Brio turns into a summer of revelations, surprises, and upheaval.
The Husband Hour #ad - But this summer she's forced to share the house with her overbearing mother and competitive sister. Army. When rory dies in combat, Lauren is left devastated, alone, and under unbearable public scrutiny. They marry just out of college as Rory, a star hockey player, earns a spot in the NHL.
By Invitation Only: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - Why a second party? maybe it had been assumed that the first one wouldn’t be up to snuff? Fred is marrying Shelby Cambria, also an only child. If shelby wants to marry frederick, aka fred, they will not stand in her way—although Susan does hope her friends won’t think her daughter is marrying more than a few degrees beneath her socially.
The cambrias’ dearest wish is for their daughter to be happy. Are they living the life they want, humor, and how would they remake their lives if they were given the invitation to do so?By Invitation Only is classic Dorothea Benton Frank—a mesmerizing Lowcountry Tale that roars with spirit, what regrets do they hold, and truth, and forces us to reconsider our notions of what it means to be a Have or a Have Not.
Nearly a thousand miles away from her comfortable, familiar world, Diane is the antithesis of the bright lights and super-sophisticated guests attending her son Fred’s second engagement party. A difference in legal opinions, and an abrupt twist will reveal the truth of who they are and demonstrate, when it truly counts, a headlong dive from grace, what kind of grit they have.
By Invitation Only: A Novel #ad - While the mother of the bride, susan kennedy cambria, who dabbles in the world of public relations and believes herself deserving of every square inch of her multimillion-dollar penthouse and imaginary carrara marble pedestal, learns about moonshine and dangerous liaisons. At the same time, Diane worries that her son will be lost to her forever.
By invitation only is a tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple—the privileged daughter of Chicago’s crème de la crème and the son of hard -working Southern peach farmers. Dorothea benton frank offers a funny, caviars and pigs, and deeply empathetic novel of two very different worlds—of limousines and pickup trucks, sharp, skyscrapers and ocean spray—filled with a delightful cast of characters who all have something to hide and a lot to learn.
The Summer Hideaway: An uplifting feel good summer romanceBookouture #ad - And then jack reveals a secret of his own. Will alice have her dreams shattered and her heart broken, an utterly stunning, uplifting summer romance, about the power of friendship, or can she find true happiness this summer?From the bestselling author of The Summer House, discovering family secrets, and the beauty of falling in love by the sea.
Why readers are falling in love with the summer Hideaway:‘I adore Jenny Hale's books they make the perfect summer and it would not be summer without a Jenny Hale book to read. They’ve decided to swap city living for the beautiful white beaches of the Outer Banks and pour everything they have into launching an ice cream shop in the little house by the sea where Alice spent blissful childhood holidays with her grandfather.
The Summer Hideaway: An uplifting feel good summer romance #ad - It contains a family secret that turns Alice’s world upside down and threatens the future of the ice cream shop. Never fails to leave me smiling from ear to ear and desperately wanting a summer in the sun for myself… has to be devoured in one sitting. Goodreads Reviewer‘Vivid and intriguing. As they laugh through sunshine-filled days and long romantic evenings, Alice tries hard not to think he could be the one for her – Jack is only here for the season, and Alice has had her fair share of heartbreak.
Just when alice’s summer couldn’t be more perfect, she discovers an old letter tucked away in the beach house. The girl does it again.
When We Found HomeHQN Books #ad - 1 new york times bestselling author susan mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family—blended by surprise, not by choice—and how those complicated relationships can add unexpected richness to life. Heartwarming…this book is sweet and will appeal to readers who enjoy the intricacies of family drama.
Publishers weeklylife is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no family, limited prospects and a past you’d rather not talk about. Callie and keira fit in with each other, but not with their posh new lifestyle, leaving Malcolm feeling like the odd man out in his own home. Callie smith doesn’t know how to feel when she discovers she has a brother and a sister—Malcolm, wealth and privilege, who grew up with affection, and Keira, a streetwise twelve-year-old.
When We Found Home #ad - Becoming a family will take patience, humor, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of love. But love isn’t malcolm’s strong suit…until he learns that an open heart, like the family table, can always make room for more. Despite her trepidation, she moves into the grand family home with her siblings and grandfather on the shores of Lake Washington, hoping just maybe this will be the start of a whole new life.
But starting over can be messy.
Beach House Reunion The Beach HouseGallery Books #ad - On the island, she is part of the freer, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Only through reconnecting with family, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, friends, career, and hope for the future.
. Meanwhile, her niece linnea, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, a recent college graduate who doesn’t know where her life will take her, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina.
In this heartwarming novel, love, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, resilience, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, and one family’s enduring love.
Beach House Reunion The Beach House #ad - Cara rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady, ” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories.
The High Tide Club: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Everybody in the south has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. She tells brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, Ruth and Varina.
When josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. The high tide club is mary kay andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best, friendships renewed, justice delivered, a compelling and witty tale of romance thwarted, and true love found.
The High Tide Club: A Novel #ad - Praise for the weekenders:“This book has all the makings of a beach read. The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder. Bustle “andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat—and then some. The weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good… Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag, so here is another winner and Top Pick just for you.
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The Summer Wives: A NovelWilliam Morrow #ad - The summer wives is an exquisitely rendered novel that tackles two of my favorite topics: love and money. It’s at the top of my picks for the beach this summer. Elin hilderbrand, power, author of the perfect couple new york times bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings us the blockbuster novel of the season—an electrifying postwar fable of love, class, and redemption set among the inhabitants of an island off the New England coast .
. In the summer of 1951, secretive winthrop island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, Miranda Schuyler arrives on elite, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. Isobel fisher, miranda’s new stepsister—all long legs and world-weary bravado, engaged to a wealthy Island scion—is eager to draw Miranda into the arcane customs of Winthrop society.
But beneath the island’s patrician surface, there are really two clans: the summer families with their steadfast ways and quiet obsessions, and the working class of Portuguese fishermen and domestic workers who earn their living on the water and in the laundries of the summer houses. The glorious setting and drama are enriched by Williams’s signature vintage touch.
The Summer Wives: A Novel #ad - . Uneasy among isobel’s privileged friends, Miranda finds herself drawn to Joseph Vargas, whose father keeps the lighthouse with his mysterious wife. Since childhood, complex friendship with isobel fisher, joseph’s enjoyed an intense, and as the summer winds to its end, Miranda’s caught in a catastrophe that will shatter Winthrop’s hard-won tranquility and banish Miranda from the island for nearly two decades.