Have Fun At The Beach With 7 Special Summer Reads
by Karen Green
It’s beach season! There’s something about reading in the sunshine with the joyful soundtrack of waves and happy crowds surrounding you that makes it like no other experience. For that reason, it’s good to have a book that just goes with the beach—something that lets you escape right into the story without taking you too far from the surf and the sand.
Robyn Carr’s recently re-released A Summer in Sonoma does just that. It’s a tale of four friends on the precipice of their thirties, spending the summer together as they each cope with changes and challenges that will test and tighten their bond. It might not take place at the beach, but the setting and the story will provide you with the perfect summer escape.
Take a look at these other summery reads that are perfect for the beach—or the cottage, or the pool or the back deck after work. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
The Summer List by Amy Mason Doan
Two friends try to repair the wounds of their past by partaking in a scavenger hunt that could finally bring them back together—or reveal all the secrets of the events that tore them apart.
Unconditionally Mine (Miami Dreams) by Nadine Gonzalez
Hiding the secret of her broken engagement, a Miami event planner takes on a playboy client who offers her refuge at his gorgeous waterfront property. But soon, their attraction to each other begins to test their resolve to forgo any emotional attachments.
The Cottages on Silver Beach (Haven Point) by RaeAnne Thayne
When a writer returns to his hometown, the last thing he wants is to begin anything with the woman he left behind. But when he rents a cottage from her family, he can’t get her out of his mind. Can they contemplate a future before they deal with their past?
Tempted by the Billionaire Next Door by Therese Beharrie
An immediate attraction between a woman and her neighbor becomes complicated when it is revealed that he is the CEO of a huge international company—and she is the surrogate carrier of his sister’s baby! But no one said love would be easy, right?
Forbidden Loving by Penny Jordan
Originally published in 1991
Revisit this classic for summer! Hazel has always been a dedicated mother, but now that her daughter is in university, it’s time for Hazel to start thinking about her own happiness again. So when her daughter brings a man home, she almost doesn’t believe that the intention is for Hazel to date him—though he is quite attractive.
Herons Landing (Honeymoon Harbor) by JoAnn Ross
When a woman returns to her hometown to run a B and B, she is confronted by the surprising feeling she has for the local handyman—who also happens to be the widow of her childhood best friend. Can they each move past their grief and regret to find happiness together?
Untamed Cowboy (Gold Valley) by Maisey Yates
Bennett and Kaylee are best friends and co-workers, but when Bennett gets news he never expected, Kaylee offers him more than just friendship. For better or for worse, nothing will ever be the same between them again.
Are you ready for some beach reading? Leave us a comment with your thoughts!