Mom’s Bookshelf-Summer

Sunshine, barefoot, beach reads that are all about living, learning, and loving during those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!  Find kid-friendly summer stories on the post Summertime and the Reading is Easy!

hundredsummersA Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams – Recovering from betrayal Lily Dane returns to her family’s summer home in Rhode Island in the summer of 1938.  The arrival of her former best friend, now married to her former fiance, leads Lily into an entangled web of relationships.  Tensions rise and the atmosphere is on edge as a hurricane barrels up the coast and emotional turmoil mimics the unstable weather.

summersistersSummer Sisters: A Novel by Judy Blume – Victoria is taken in by Caitlin, relishing her fortune in finding a friend that opens up her world;  enfolding her in her life of privilege during summers on Martha’s Vineyard.  Years later, Caitlin calls on Victoria to attend her wedding on the Vineyard.  And Victoria goes, if only to try and understand what happened to their friendship, and discovery why Caitlin has such a pull over her.

thatsummerThat Summer: A Novel by Lauren Willig – An old house, a mysterious painting, and a hidden past.  Julia Conley returns to England after years away when she inherits an estate only to find that the house holds secrets and that solving the mystery will help her discover the truth about her own past.  A Paperback Pigeon Favorite Author


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