Welcome to Summer Reads, Week 4! The dog days of summer are here- time to read! Week 1 of our Summer Reads can be found here. Week 2 here and Week 3 here.
Great news for us, the Grand Doyennes of Summer Fiction each have a new book out this week. This is Summer Reads on Steroids! Here you go:
Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
Elin Hilderbrand gets it write every single summer. I will never tire of books set on Nantucket Island (which is so on my bucket list.) From setting to story and character development, Beautiful Day is simply a beautiful book. A must-summer read!
From the publisher, “The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride’s late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter’s future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event–but in reality, things are far from perfect.”
Watch Elin Hilderbrand in this video-
Hachette Book Group provided a review copy of this book. The video is courtesy of hachettebookgroup.com. All opinions are my own.
The Summer Everything Changed by Holly Chamberlin
Holly Chamberlin is another of my favorite authors. She too religiously publishes a fabulous book each summer. Starting last year, she began to tackle deeper parenting issues. My review of her book Last Summer is here. It dealt with the timely topic of bullying. I have recommended that book to every parent of girl tweens/teens that I know.
The Summer Everything Changed deals with a teenager who gets into an abusive relationship, despite having a very involved mother. Chamberlin shows how easily a vulnerable teen can get “sucked into” a damaging relationship. This too will now be a recommendation for all moms of teen girls to read.
From the publisher, ” When Louise Bessire was living in Boston, she dreamed of another way of life, far from the phony smiles and small-talk of corporate dinners. Now she’s got what she wanted–though not exactly in the way she hoped. Blindsided by her husband’s affair, Louise has used her divorce settlement to buy Blueberry Bay, a picturesque bed and breakfast in Ogunquit. And with a celebrity wedding taking place on the premises this summer, business is looking up.
While Louise deals with paparazzi and wedding planners, her sixteen-year-old daughter, Isobel, is falling hard for local boy Jeff Otten. Being singled out by Jeff–nineteen, handsome, and from a wealthy family–almost makes up for her father’s increasing neglect. It will be a summer that tests their strength and courage and proves that through every changing season, nothing is as steadfast as a mother’s love. . .”
Kensington Books provided a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
What are you reading and where are you going?