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6 Summer Reads to Throw in Your Beach Bag

While you’re packing your bag for a day at the beach make sure to throw in one of these hot summer reads!

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1. So Close by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

Amanda Beth Luker calls a trailer park in central Florida home but has been searching for a way out her entire life. Tom Davis, a lawyer with political dreams who grew up a few towns away, and his wife, Lindsay, may be the role models Amanda has been looking for. But Amanda is also introduced to the wealthy and troubled Pax Westerbrook, who could be a roadblock on her path to success. After riding Davis’s triumphs to Washington, Amanda discovers that he isn’t the man she once thought, but to reveal the truth might take away everything she’s worked for.

2. Mystic Summer: A Novel by Hannah McKinnon

Maggie Griffin is looking forward to a perfect summer: she finished graduate school and has been loving her job as an elementary school teacher, she is a devoted sister and aunt, her best friend’s wedding is coming up and her own relationship is blossoming. But when her career is suddenly in trouble, Maggie finds herself back home in Mystic, Connecticut. After running into Cameron Wilder, a college boyfriend who has also returned home, she discovers that her troubles may not be as bad as she thought. When tragedy strikes Cameron, Maggie is faced with decisions that question what’s really important to her now versus the person she thought she had become.

3. Here's to Us by Elin Hilderbrand

Laurel Thorpe, Belinda Rowe and Scarlett Oliver have one thing in common: Deacon Thorpe, a celebrity-chef they have all been married to. The three, who have avoided each at all costs over the years, are forced to come together after Deacon’s death, to fulfill his last wish of them spending a weekend at his cottage in Nantucket to say goodbye. The weekend is filled with tears, drama, lies and memories along with an attempt to say a final goodbye to the man that brought them together.

4. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse, and they begin an adventurous life together. That life is turned upside-down when Jesse disappears in a helicopter accident over the Pacific Ocean. Emma moves back home to put her life back together and a few years later she finds herself happily engaged to Sam. Shockingly, her husband returns and Emma is forced to find out who really is her one true love.

5. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

A communal garden square in urban London is filled with families and children who treat each other like one, big family. The trust between them is questioned when Pip finds her thirteen-year-old sister Grace lying unconscious and bloody in a corner of a rose garden. Pip is determined to find out what happened, but kept-secrets, a shocking mystery, and the falsehoods adults and, even children, hide behind make for a suspenseful summer.

6. I Almost Forgot About You: A Novel by Terry McMillan

Dr. Georgia Young is a successful optometrist with supportive friends and family, but she can’t help but feel trapped and restless in her seemingly perfect life. When she decides to make some serious life changes, including quitting her job and moving out of her house, she finds herself on a journey filled with new adventures and maybe even a new shot at love. Georgia’s story is a reminder that it’s never too late to face your fears because it may just end up changing your life.

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