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New Beach Reads for Summer

June 13, 2013 7:00 AM

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There’s nothing better than relaxing at the beach or by the pool with a good book in your hand. This summer kick back with one of these new release by our favorite authors from our sister company Simon & Schuster.

REVENGE WEARS PRADA
By: Lauren Weisberger

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Revenge Wears Prada is the highly anticipated sequel to the #1 bestselling novel, novel The Devil Wears Prada. Andy Sachs is now running a successful high fashion bridal magazine with fellow ex-Miranda Priestly assistant, Emily Charlton and she’s about to be married. But Miranda, the devil herself, still haunts her every move.

For fans of: The Devil Wears Prada and Confessions of a Shopaholic

THE BEST OF US
By: Sarah Pekkanen

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A group of college friends reunite for a 35th birthday at a private villa in Jamaica. The once-in-a-lifetime vacation starts off smoothly – but when a hurricane approaches and tensions rise within the group, paradise hardly seems so grand. You’ll barely get up from your lounge chair as you devour this getaway-gone-wrong!

For fans of: Elin Hildebrand’s The Castaways

THE NEXT BEST THING
By: Jennifer Weiner

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At 23, Ruth Saunders left her childhood home in Massachusetts and headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to make it as a screenwriter. Six years later, she has hit the jackpot: the sitcom she wrote has been green lighted, and Ruthie’s going to be the showrunner. But actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials all threaten her Hollywood happiness. Jennifer Weiner’s latest is the perfect beach read!

For fans of: Jen Lancaster or Emily Giffin

WALLFLOWER IN BLOOM
By: Claire Cook

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From the bestselling author of Must Love Dogs comes an irresistible novel about one woman’s courage to take a leap into the spotlight. Deirdre Griffin’s sometime boyfriend is marrying another woman and her job as a gatekeeper to her high-maintenance, New Age guru brother is less than satisfying. In one impulsive moment, Deirdre uses her brother’s massive online following to get herself voted on as a last-minute Dancing with the Stars replacement. Try as she might, she can’t undo what she’s done, but maybe Dancing with the Stars is just what she needs to get a life all her own.

For fans of: Allison Winn Scotch or Claire Cook’s Must Love Dogs

THE LAKE HOUSE
By: Marci Nault

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In this first novel, two outcasts form an unlikely friendship as they struggle to find their way home. Victoria returns to the idyllic lakeside town where she grew up, with hopes of making peace with her demons and seeking solace in her childhood sweetheart. Heather slowly tries to shed her glamorous city life in order build one on her own terms. Tender and heartwarming The Lake House reminds us of the healing power of friendship.

For fans of: J. Courtney Sullivan’s Maine or Kristin Hannah’s Night Road

THE SUMMER GIRLS
By: Mary Alice Monroe

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From New York Times best selling author Mary Alice Monroe comes of an enchanting summertime read set a low country island off the coast of South Carolina. For her eightieth birthday, Marietta Colson Muir gathers her three granddaughters to their ancestral summer home on Sullivan Island with hopes of restoring frayed family bonds. Will Memaw’s invitation bring these three estranged women together and finally heal old wounds?

For fans of: Mary Kay Andrews’ The Summer Rental

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