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8 Summer Beach Reads For Fans Of Emily Giffin

It's no secret that chick lit queen Emily Giffin knows the quick way to our hearts. Luckily for her fans, this summer there are 8 new reading adventures that will satisfy those cravings for butterflies, feels and the wonderful emotions that come with an unforgettable read!

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The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion

Former pianist Adam is fully saturated in a dull mundane adult life and on the terrifying cusp of his 50th birthday — then fate knocks on his door. When an old actress flame from the past interrupts his life for the chance at adventure (and perhaps love), will he take it or is he doomed to settle forever? One of the best novels we've read this summer, this entertaining and hilarious work should be at the top of your poolside reading list this summer.

Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank

Two couples meet by chance on one of Charleston's most charming islands, and from that point on their lives are connected by annual beach escapes, friendship and touch of forbidden emotions. This is the beach read you'll breeze through in one afternoon.

A Work of Art by Micayla Lally

When Julene and Samson break up, they journey down wildly different paths. Samson's career and very busy dating life are burgeoning while Julene's art career blossoms during a trip abroad visiting family. A chance meeting makes Julene and Samson realize their love never went away, but can they learn to trust again? Emotionally riveting and butterfly-inducing on every page, A Work of Art is prime summer reading.

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

Two wildly different identical twin sisters have idyllic lives on two charming New England islands (Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket) — the tiny problem? They haven't seen each other in over a decade and they live only 11 miles apart. When forced to switch islands they confront the long-harbored web of lies and gossip surrounding them. Can their sisterhood be saved, or will it remained shattered forever?

In This Moment by Karma Brown

A teenage boy is hit by a car right in front of Meg Pepper's eyes — and that's because she beckoned him to cross the street. Burdened by guilt, she stays by the boy's side (and his father's) during the entire rehab process...at the price of her own family falling into the background. A magnificently unpredictable treat that explores how one tiny decision can change life forever, In This Moment is simply unputdownable.

Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe

When Cara Rutledge rents out her beach house for summer, she didn't know tragedy would strike and unthinkable events would unfold — and that the people we are left to lean on are the ones we least expect. A dazzling story of unlikely friendships, the strength of a woman's heart and one very special beach house, this summer-perfect read will leave you sunny inside.

Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer

Memorial Day weekend in Nantucket. Translation: family drama, flirtation, romance and an unforgettable summer. This story dives into the love triangle that unfolds between local Nantucket native Darcy Cotterill, her carpenter boyfriend and the handsome new vacationer in town. Delicious and wildy entertaining for the heart, Secrets in Summer belongs in your tote bag this season.

The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green

The only thing you really need to know about this summer read is that our author-crush-forever JoJo Moyes approved of it. A brilliant celebration of family drama that explores three estranged sisters coming together to honor their mother's last wishes, The Sunshine Sisters is the heartwarming literary treat you'll be passing down to your own mother, sister or girlfriend.

A Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan

This one is like the movie The Holiday but with a slight Scottish twist. Londoner Flora is hopelessly in love with her boss...but when fate brings her back to the quaint island Scottish island where she grew up, her heart goes on a completely unexpected path. A darling story about confronting your identity and allowing the heart to discover true passions, this is mandatory reading this summer.

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