But when she and her two closest friends, discover her fiancé with his pants down in the hotel parking lot, along with Lillo, Allie and Diana, she’s humiliated…and slightly relieved. Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, friendship, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach.
Lighthouse Beach: A Novel #ad - . Once there, she hopes to figure out the next chapter in her life. From new york times and usa today bestselling author Shelley Noble comes a heartrending and uplifting novel about friendship, love, and what we’re willing to sacrifice for our dreams. What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery… When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake.
In a rush to escape her crumbling life, Jess, Allie, and Diana pile into Lillo’s beat-up old van and head up the coast to Lighthouse Island.
A Beach Wish: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - If only she can only figure out how. Her answer lies at wind chime Beach where for generations people have come to add their chimes to the ones already left among the trees. With one family fighting among themselves and the other not speaking to her, Zoe must somehow find a way to bridge her new life with her old.
For the first time in her life, Zoe must make a stand for her family—both of them. When she blew her Juilliard audition, she caved to their wishes and went to business school. There’s a message for Zoe here—if she has the courage to open her heart. Instead she is caught in the middle of her feuding new relatives.
A Beach Wish: A Novel #ad - New york times bestselling author Shelley Noble returns to the beach in her latest summer read about the family we create and the wishes we make that can shape us. Zoe bascombe has never said no to her family. And when the wind blows and the air fills with music, their secrets, dreams, and hopes are sent into the world.
. But when her mother dies and leaves instructions for zoe to spread her ashes at a place called Wind Chime Beach, she defies her brothers and starts out for a New England town none of them has ever heard of and discovers a side of her garden club mother that her wildest dreams hadn’t imagined. Zoe has another family.
Her first instinct is to run home.
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Set on the rugged new england coast, barbieri’s the cottage at Glass Beach strikes the perfect balance between high lit and mainstream women’s fiction, infusing a potent and unforgettable love story with unforgettable characters that will remain with you long after the final chapter.
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Now, after being estranged for years, four generations of Whitaker women find themselves once again at The Muses. Leo, the whitaker matriarch, lives in the rambling mansion crammed with artwork and junk. From the new york times bestselling author of whisper Beach comes another heartwarming story of four generations of women who reunite in their crumbling family mansion by the sea for a dramatic summer filled with love, family, secrets and sisterhood.
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. The sale will also bring her the funds to get herself back on top. Issy, jillian’s daughter, has a successful life as a museum exhibit designer that takes her around the world. She thinks selling the muses will make life easier for her mother, Leo, and Fae by moving them into assisted living.
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For charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole's friendship, but could also free her to love again. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. Outgoing and passionate, charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals.
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She may never have a traditional family, but she won’t let that stop her from having a joyful Christmas. Joe is ready to spend a very merry Christmas with Van and his always rambunctious family. But when the mother of a local boy becomes tragically ill, Joe invites him and his sisters to stay at the vineyard.
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Breakwater Bay: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - An abandoned baby, a glorious old newport mansion, an engaging story that echoes the flair, and awakening romance combine in Breakwater Bay, humor, and emotional depth of Kristin Hannah’s popular novels. Preservationist meri hollis loves her latest project, restoring one of Newport’s forgotten Gilded Age mansions.
. She has a great job, a loving family and she’s pretty sure her boyfriend is going to propose on her thirtieth birthday. But everything meri believes about family, truth, happiness, and love is shattered when her family’s darkest secret is exposed. Thirty years before, meri’s neighbor and friend, Alden Corrigan, took his father’s dinghy out to fish.
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She was just a girl. Or separate them for good.
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Suddenly broke, and humiliated, where she once knew love, joy, betrayed, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. Though still vulnerable, Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore through young Connor's eyes.
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A delightful beach-town tale about family relationships and second chances. Kirkus reviews a few years after losing her beloved husband, Alison is doing something she never thought she would do again: getting married. The sisters have a somewhat distant relationship and Alison hopes that the wedding and the weeks leading up to the ceremony will give the siblings a chance to reconnect, as well as meet and get to know David’s grown children.
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Whisper Beach: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - But her plans to make this a short visit fall by the wayside when her girlfriends have other ideas. Dorie, the owner of the pier’s Blue Crab Restaurant where Van and her friends worked as teenagers, needs help. She hasn’t been back since. She intends on just paying her respects and leaving—though she can’t deny she also wants the town to see how far she’s come as a successful business woman.
Dorie’s roving husband spends every penny they make and now their restaurant is failing. Joe, the boy van left behind without an explanation, has never stopped loving her. While he’s wary of getting hurt again, he also can’t help wondering what would happen if they took up where they left off. As the summer progresses and the restaurant takes on a new look, trouble comes from unexpected sources.
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From the new york times bestselling author of beach colors and breakwater Bay comes this unforgettable story— reminiscent of Kristin Hannah’s beloved novels—of friends, and love as three women, who are reunited in the idyllic beach town where they grew up, loyalty, are forced to re-evaluate their bonds.
Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Vanessa Moran fell in love and lost her virginity but not to the same boy.
The Family Beach House A Yorktide, Maine NovelKensington Books #ad - Some houses have a personality of their own. A dramatic and moving portrait of several generations of a family and each person's place within it. Booklist"an enjoyable summer read, but it's more. And all the mcqueens must reconcile their shared, sometimes painful past--and learn how to love one another even when it means forging a life apart.
. It is a novel for all seasons that adds to the enduring excitement of Ogunquit. The maine Sunday Telegram. Larchmere is that kind of place--a splendid, sprawling home with breathtaking views that open to briny Atlantic air and seabirds' calls. It's the place where tilda mcqueen o'connell grew up and now vacations each year, Hannah, and where she and her three siblings--Adam, and Craig--have gathered to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their mother's passing.
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Her father's plan to marry a younger woman has thrown the fate of the beach house into uncertainty. Faced with losing that legacy, Tilda must embrace an unknown future. But instead of the bittersweet but relaxing reunion Tilda expected, she finds chaos.