8 Reads To Accompany Your Perfect Summer Getaway

Whether you’re jet setting to Paris or road tripping with your best girlfriends, these top 8 reads will have you flipping through the pages faster than you can say “Bon voyage!”

1. 1. Appetite: A Novel by Sheila Grinell

After spending a year in India, Jenn Adler returns with a shocking surprise for her parents. She intends to marry a young guru from Bangalore. Her father, Paul, is skeptical that this man is deceiving his daughter, while her mother, Maggie, is terrified that this man will take away their only child. Despite the distractions in their own lives, as the wedding approaches, Maggie and Paul have one goal; can they convince their daughter she is making a terrible mistake?

2. 2. Finding Fraser by KC Dyer

Emma Sheridan is approaching thirty and is desperately in need of a change. After several failed relationships, she knows that no man can compare to her idea of perfection, the fictional star of romantic fantasies, James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser. Although her ideal man may be just a fictional character, she hopes that by taking a leap of faith and making one drastic change, she might be able to turn fiction into a reality. Emma sells everything she owns and sets of to Scotland in hopes of finding James Fraser. However, as she is exploring through the country, she might find something even more magical, herself.

3. 3. Magic: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Once a year, a secret invitation is sent to an elite guest list, inviting them to a lavish dinner that takes place outside of a phenomenal landmark in Paris. Each year the location changes, and yet guests always arrive in white to the elaborately decorated dinner party. Before the sun set thousands of candles are lit and as the sun goes down, thousands of white lanterns, filled with hopes and dreams, are released into the sky. Within the astonishing white dinner, is a tight-knit group of friends who are about to face drastic changes.

4. 4. The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan

Just when Audrey thinks she has lost everything, she gains a second chance at love. Her husband Leo has always joked that in the event of his death, Garrett, his best friend and lifelong bachelor should marry Audrey. Twelve years later, Leo dies in a skiing accident and Audrey’s life is forever changed. As she begins adjusting to her new life as a widow and single parent, Garrett quits his job and buys a one-way ticket out west. In a short time, Audrey and Garrett begin to fall in love. However, when she finds out about the agreement from years ago, she begins to question if Garrett’s feelings genuine or if he’s just fulfilling a promise.

5. 5. Luck, Love and Lemon Pie by Amy E. Reichert

MJ Boudreaux begins to realize that her husband Chris has more interest in the casino than he has for her. In an attempt to save their marriage, MJ begins playing poker. However, her plan doesn’t go as expected and her increasingly unhappy home life pushes her to continue to play. One thing leads to another, and she finds herself in Vegas, earning the attention of an irresistible poker star. She quickly realizes that she must play her next hand very carefully; otherwise she could loose everything, including her family.

6. 6. The Weekenders: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews

Some people stay all summer long on the picturesque island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. And then there are “the weekenders”, who only come for a few days. Riley Griggs is looking forward to a good summer with family and friends on Belle Island, until things take a shocking turn. One afternoon, as Riley is waiting for her husband to arrive, a process server thrusts papers into her arms and her husband is nowhere to be found. When she turns to her island friends for support, she discovers that each of them has their own secrets and the mystery of her husband is beginning to look murderous. Riley is forced to continue investigating in order to find the truth about her husband and the island.

7. 7. Swept Away by Robyn Carr

Jennifer Chaise prides herself on the fact that she has made a life for herself from nothing, even if she used her beauty to her advantage. As a mistress for an affluent businessman she finds herself caught up in the world of the elite. However, when she faces violence in a Las Vegas hotel room, she realizes she can no longer escape the truth about her boyfriend and she must escape before it is too late. She meets a loving and nurturing retired professor who takes her in. As she begins to embrace her new life, there is the constant threat that someone will discover her past.

8. 8. All the Missing Girls: A Novel by Ms. Megan Miranda

Over ten years ago Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne disappeared without a trace. When Nic is forced to return home to care for her ailing father, she is thrust into an unexpected drama that reopens Corinne’s case. The decade-old investigation had been focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corrine’s boyfriend Jackson. Within days of Nic’s return home, Tyler’s girlfriend Annaleise goes missing. Nic works rapidly in an attempt to discover the truth about Annaleise’s disappearance, while uncovering shocking truths about her friends, family, and what really happened to Corrine ten years ago.

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