The Summer Place Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Summer Place


  • Author : Jennifer Weiner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-05-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501133596

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The Summer Place Excerpt :

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of That Summer comes another heartfelt and unputdownable novel of family, secrets, and the ties that bind. When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah’s mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house in Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market. But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah’s twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is—questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape. Sarah’s husband, Eli, who’s been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been. When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same. From “the undisputed boss of the beach read” (The New York Times), The Summer Place is a testament t

Home for the Summer Book

Home for the Summer


  • Author : Holly Chamberlin
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496701558

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Home for the Summer Excerpt :

A mother and daughter escape to coastal Maine to find healing in the wake of heartbreaking loss in a poignant novel by the author of All Our Summers. The journey to Yorktide, Maine, was always a happy one for Frieda and Aaron Braithwaite and their two daughters. Frieda loves her mother’s old farmhouse, and the girls have grown closer there, sharing a bedroom and spinning stories into the night. But that was before—when tragedy was something that happened to other families. Since the car crash that claimed the lives of her husband and their younger daughter, Frieda has struggled emotionally and financially. Bella, now seventeen, is withdrawn and wary, and Frieda fears losing her too. At her mother’s urging, Frieda decides to return to Yorktide with Bella for the summer. Bella gets a job in a local shop, and little by little edges her way back into the world. But it’s the unexpected connections they make—with a former schoolmate, a troubled teenage girl, and Frieda’s estranged father—that will spur them to find healing amid bittersweet memories, and discover if their bond is strong enough to guide them back to hope once more. Praise for the writing of Holly Chamberlin “Chamberlin’s latest is a great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.” —Library Journal on Summer With My Sisters “Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story.” —USA Today on Summer Friends

A Place for Summer Book

A Place for Summer


  • Author : Richard Bak
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 483
  • ISBN 10 : 0814325122

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A Place for Summer Excerpt :

This historical companion of Tiger Stadium contains almost two hundred rare photographs that capture the spirit of 140 years of baseball in Detroit.

The Summer Book Book
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

The Summer Book


  • Author : Tove Jansson
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590176825

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The Summer Book Excerpt :

In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer—its sunlight and storms—into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia, a six-year-old girl awakening to existence, and Sophia’s grandmother, nearing the end of hers, as they spend the summer on a tiny unspoiled island in the Gulf of Finland. The grandmother is unsentimental and wise, if a little cranky; Sophia is impetuous and volatile, but she tends to her grandmother with the care of a new parent. Together they amble over coastline and forest in easy companionship, build boats from bark, create a miniature Venice, write a fanciful study of local bugs. They discuss things that matter to young and old alike: life, death, the nature of God and of love. “On an island,” thinks the grandmother, “everything is complete.” In The Summer Book, Jansson creates her own complete world, full of the varied joys and sorrows of life. Tove Jansson, whose Moomintroll comic strip and books brought her international acclaim, lived for much of her life on an island like the one described in The Summer Book, and the work can be enjoyed as her closely observed journal of the sounds, sights, and feel of a summer spent in intimate contact with the natural world.

Beach House Summer Book

Beach House Summer


  • Author : Sarah Morgan
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780369706782

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Beach House Summer Excerpt :

“[A] poignant tale of opportunities lost and regained…This emotional romance is an easy choice to throw in the beach bag.”—Publishers Weekly USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with the ultimate beach read, as one woman forges the most unlikely friendship of all, and embarks on a summer of confronting her past in order to build the future she wants... When Joanna Whitman's famous ex-husband dies in a car accident, she doesn't know what to feel. Their dysfunctional marriage held more painful secrets than she cares to remember. But when she discovers that the young woman with him in the crash is pregnant, Joanna feels compelled to act, knowing exactly how brutal the media spotlight will be on celebrity chef Cliff Whitman's ex-wife and his mysterious female friend. Ashley Blake can't believe it when Joanna shows up in her hospital room and suggests they hide away at her beach house on a sleepy stretch of California coast. Joanna should be hating her, not helping her. But alone and pregnant, Ashley can't turn down Joanna's offer. Yet she knows that if Joanna ever found out the real reason Ashley was in that car, their tentative bond would shatter instantly. Joanna's only goal for the summer is privacy, but her return causes major waves in the local community, especially for the man she left behind years ago. All Ashley wants is space to plan for her and her baby's future, and to avoid causing any trouble for Joanna. But as secrets spill out under the hot summer sun, this unlikely friendship is about to be put to the test.

A Home for Summer Book

A Home for Summer


  • Author : Barbara DeLeo
  • Publisher : Barbara DeLeo Books
  • Release Date : 2021-08-21
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781991153135

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A Home for Summer Excerpt :

♥ My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding meets Virgin River♥ A Greek Island. A mystery man. A secret that can't be shared. While renovating the house her hippie mother left her on the Greek island of Lesvos, penny-pinching Summer Adams must confront much more than her lack of DIY skills. When the mysterious Costa Nicoliedies comes to the rescue, the secrets he holds--about her mother and his hidden wealth and fame--challenge their deepening relationship. As the atmosphere heats up, both Costa and Summer must revisit their tightly bound past that threatens to destroy their future. A Home for Summer is Book 4 in Tall, Dark and Driven, the sweet, small-town contemporary romance series that readers can't get enough of. If you love smoldering chemistry, witty banter, and big ensemble casts, then you'll fall for Barbara DeLeo's irresistible stories. All books can be read as stand alone. A Greek Island. A mystery man. A secret that can’t be shared. While renovating the house her hippie mother left her on the Greek island of Lesvos, penny-pinching Summer Adams must confront much more than her lack of DIY skills. When the mysterious Costa Nicoliedies comes to the rescue, the secrets he holds—about her mother and his hidden wealth and fame—challenge their deepening relationship. As the atmosphere heats up, both Costa and Summer must revisit their tightly bound past that threatens to destroy their future. A Home for Summer is Book 4 in Tall, Dark and Driven, the sweet, small-town contemporary romance series that readers can't get enough of. If you love smoldering chemistry, witty banter, and big ensemble casts, then you’ll fall for Barbara DeLeo’s irresistible stories.

That Summer Book

That Summer


  • Author : Jennifer Weiner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501133565

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That Summer Excerpt :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Weiner, the undisputed boss of the beach read, is back with another stunner.” —The New York Times “That Summer Is Your *IDEAL* Beach Read.” —Cosmopolitan Named a Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2021 by Marie Claire, Bustle, Good Morning America, CNN, PopSugar, Good Housekeeping, Frolic, Country Living, and Working Mother Named a Notable Work of Fiction by The Washington Post From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Summer comes another deliciously twisty novel of intrigue, secrets, and the transformative power of female friendship. Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night? While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy? From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner’s signature wit and sharp observations, That Summer is a story about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of friendship.

The Book of Summer Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Book of Summer


  • Author : Michelle Gable
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-05-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466880955

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The Book of Summer Excerpt :

The ocean, the wild roses on the dunes and the stunning Cliff House, perched atop a bluff in Sconset, Nantucket. Inside the faded pages of the Cliff House guest book live the spellbinding stories of its female inhabitants: from Ruby, a bright-eyed newlywed on the eve of World War II to her granddaughter Bess, who returns to the beautiful summer estate. For the first time in four years, physician Bess Codman visits the compound her great-grandparents built almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Bess must now put aside her complicated memories in order to pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. It’s not just memories of her family home Bess must face though, but also an old love that might hold new possibilities. In the midst of packing Bess rediscovers the forgotten family guest book. Bess’s grandmother and primary keeper of the book, Ruby, always said Cliff House was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother’s words in ways she never imagined.

A Summer Place Book

A Summer Place


  • Author : Sloan Wilson
  • Publisher : Untreed Reads
  • Release Date : 2011-06-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781611871135

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A Summer Place Excerpt :

First published in 1958 and then turned into a film of the same name in 1959 featuring Troy Donahue, Sandra Dee, Dorothy McGuire and Richard Egan, this classic romance is available for the first time in ebook format. Ken and Sylvia met twice at the Summer Place. The first summer they were in their teens. Their intimacy was without love. They'd met too early. The second summer they shouldn't have fallen in love...and did. They were in their thirties-married-each with children. Had they met too late? Ken and Sylvia decided to break two marriages to make the one they wanted together. They almost broke a third that hadn't even started yet. Because Ken's daughter and Sylvia's son met at the Summer Place. They were in their teens. For them, it was neither too early nor too late. This novel is about how marriages are made on earth-and unmade. It is about the price people pay for changing their minds about love.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

How I Spent My Summer Vacation


  • Author : Mark Teague
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307792488

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation Excerpt :

This wildly funny twist on the "How I spent my summer vacation" school-essay ritual details one child's imaginary adventures over the summer and is perfect for back-to-school reading! Most kids go to camp over the summer, or to Grandma's house, or maybe they're stuck at home. Not Wallace Bleff. He was supposed to visit his Aunt Fern. Instead, Wallace insists, he was carried off by cowboys and taught the ways of the West--from riding buckin' broncos to roping cattle. Lucky for Aunt Fern, he showed up at her house just in time to divert a stampede from her barbecue party! Perfect for back-to-school read-alouds, here's a western fantasy with sparkling illustrations and enough action to knock kids' boots off!

That Summer Place  Old Things Private Paradise Island Time Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

That Summer Place Old Things Private Paradise Island Time


  • Author : Debbie Macomber
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780778318217

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That Summer Place Old Things Private Paradise Island Time Excerpt :

Contains three romances that follow the stories of unlikely couples who fall in love under the spell of Rainshadow Lodge, an old Victorian summerhouse on a secluded island.

Thinking of Miller Place  A Memoir of Summer Comfort Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Thinking of Miller Place A Memoir of Summer Comfort


  • Author : Ethel Lee-Miller
  • Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-11-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627872959

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Thinking of Miller Place A Memoir of Summer Comfort Excerpt :

In my memory . . . I am in a place where I can still, if only in my daydreams, take off my shoes and run barefoot up the hill. Relive the magic of childhood in Ethel Lee-Miller's stories of summers spent at her grandfather's home in Miller Place, a town on the northeastern end of Long Island. Away from mysterious adult worries, Ethel and her identical twin enjoy carefree days diving in the waters of the Long Island Sound and nights chasing fireflies. Coupled with their adventures are the wondrous people the twins come into contact with: the sophisticated and graceful French woman who greets them at the beach with a warm smile, the fearless neighbor boy who initiates them into his tribe, and their loving father who takes time away from his busy work schedule to construct and fly kites with them. With her "Finn" always by her side, Ethel savors childhood innocence while coming of age and forming secure, lasting ideals about love, beauty, home, and family. Even today, Ethel has only to think of Miller Place to claim a sense of comfort, serenity, and belonging.

Summer Constellations Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

Summer Constellations


  • Author : Alisha Sevigny
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525300127

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Summer Constellations Excerpt :

Summer romance meets a passion for the environment in this timeless young adult novel. When Julia’s mother announces that she might be selling the family’s campground to a real estate developer, Julia is crushed. How could she stand to leave her childhood home? Then Julia finds an unlikely ally — the developer’s son, Nick — who wants to help her family raise the money they need to keep the campground running. Can Julia trust him to conspire against his own father? And could she ever trust him with her heart? This tender story reminds readers of summer’s possibilities … and how sometimes love is written in the stars.

Summer on the Bluffs Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Summer on the Bluffs


  • Author : Sunny Hostin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062994196

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Summer on the Bluffs Excerpt :

New York Times Bestseller! The View cohost and New York Times bestselling author Sunny Hostin dazzles with this brilliant novel about a life-changing summer along the beaches of Martha's Vineyard. Welcome to Oak Bluffs, the most exclusive Black beach community in the country. Known for its gingerbread Victorian-style houses and modern architectural marvels, this picturesque town hugging the sea is a mecca for the crème de la crème of Black society—where Michelle and Barack Obama vacation and Meghan Markle has shopped for a house for her mom. Black people have lived in this pretty slip of the Vineyard since the 1600s and began buying property in the 1800s, making this posh town the embodiment of “old money.” Thirty years ago, Amelia Vaux Tanner and her husband built a house high on the bluffs, a cottage they named Chateau Laveau. For decades, “Ama” played host to American presidents, Wall Street titans, and cultural icons. But her favorite guests have always been her three “goddaughters:” Esperanza “Perry” Soto, a beautiful, talented Afro-Latina lawyer with Ama’s strong, yet guarded personality; Olivia Jones, a gifted Wall Street analyst with Ama’s brilliant, logical mind; and Billie Hayden, a gifted marine biologist and rule-breaker with Ama’s courageous free spirit. Growing up, these three goddaughters from different backgrounds came together each summer at Chateau Laveau. As adults, the cottage is a place this trio of successful yet very different women go to escape, to slow down from their hectic lives, share private time with Ama, and enjoy the gorgeous weather, cool water, and stunning views Oak Bluffs offers. This summer on the Bluffs, however, will be different. An era is ending: Ama, now nearing seventy-one, is moving to the south of France to reunite with her college sweetheart. She has invited Perry, Olivia, and Billie to spend one last golden summer together with her the way they did when they were kids. And when fall comes, she

That Summer Place Book

That Summer Place


  • Author : Susan Wiggs
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426818738

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That Summer Place Excerpt :

It's nothing special on the surface, merely a rambling old Victorian summerhouse on a secluded island, where the sky is blue and the water is clear. Yet after a month at the Rainshadow Lodge, people begin to change—and fall in love. How else can you account for what happens to the most mismatched, unlikely couples? There's Beth, who's stuck sharing the lodge with a complete stranger—and a difficult one at that. And Mitch, a workaholic on a deadline who has to depend on free-spirited Rosie, who functions on "island time." Not to mention Catherine, who's falling in love with Michael, the lodge's handyman—for the second time!