Beach Reads

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So, what's a beach read? Most beach reads are contemporary fiction. Beach reads are usually fun, easy, and light- they aren’t convoluted or deep. The beach is a vacation; beach reads should be, too. However, any book that you read on the beach we consider a beach read!

When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family.
After leaving the military, Dakota Jones visits Sullivan's Crossing to clear his head before moving on to his next adventure, but as he spends time with his siblings and becomes drawn to the simple way of life there, he might find the home he has always wished for.
A young wife follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their marriage is threatened by jealousy, competition, and rumors.
On the weekend of her wedding, Clare encounters an elderly woman named Edith. During the course of a single conversation, Edith gives Clare the courage to do what she should have done months earlier- call off the wedding. Three weeks later, Clare learns that Edith has died and has given her Blue Sky House.
Three women end up at the Summerhouse for separate reasons and it's not long before they begin to open up about their regrets and their dreams. When they're presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, all discover what can happen when dreams come true.
Alexa agrees to be Drew’s plus-one at a wedding, even though she just met him. They have more fun than they ever thought possible at the wedding. But before they know it, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other.
Assembling at their Somerset country house one final time before it is sold, four siblings and their children share past memories, hidden passions, and devastating secrets that threaten to overwhelm them.
The divorce has just become final, and Richard is already engaged to someone. One woman is determined to change that situation- no matter what it takes. Soon a tangle of lies binds her life with those of Richard and his new fiancée. A tangle of lies- that hide some dangerous truths.
Small towns sometimes hold the deepest secrets. When a new woman moves next door to Essie, she is an immediate object of curiosity in the area. As the two women grow closer and Essie's friends disapprove, it starts to become clear that Isabelle's choice of neighborhood was no accident- and her presence might bring even more secrets to light.
The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back. Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There's only one place to land: home.
After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy marriage. However, after a doctor projects they will live another 68 years together, panic sets in. In the name of marriage survival, they dream up a plan to keep their marriage exciting. But when a secret from the past is revealed, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all.
After meeting at a local bar in Delaware, Polly and Adam have an brief affair, but when someone dies the two are so ensnared in each other's lives and lies that neither can escape.
When Flossy summons her children to the beloved family beach house to celebrate their father’s 80th birthday, both cherished memories and long-kept secrets come to light.
Two outsiders walk 2,000 kilometres along the Camino de Santiago to find themselves and, maybe, each other along the way.
When Myriam decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic life.
Friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch off to their own offspring.
Narrated by 'Eddie' who receives a chalk drawing of a stick figure that hurtles him back to an innocent childhood game 30 years before which went terribly, terribly wrong. As history begins to repeat itself, it seems the game was never really over.
Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It's not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren't helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.