Summer has arrived and the heat is on! Is a summer romance in the cards for you? Check out some of these titles that are heating up the beaches everywhere. Like our weather, some are hot and steamy, others are more tame, refined and sentimental. Either way, great reading abounds! The summer heats up with some of these great titles here at Scott County Public Library.
Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives.
A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship-and flirt with an unexpected attraction-their own.
Bursting with the intoxicating richness of Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved Lowcountry-the sultry sunshine, cool ocean breezes, icy cocktails, and starry velvet skies-Same Beach, Next Year is a dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love.
The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston
Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she’s loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Determined to keep her mind off the pain, she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities.
Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel’s class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal. With her parents’ old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John’s grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can’t deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hopes for the future?
Hart’s Hollow Farm by Janet Dailey
From the moment Kristen Daniels arrives at Hart’s Hollow, something about the place speaks to her soul. So when seventy-three-year old Emmy Hart asks Kristen to help return the farm to its former glory, Kristen accepts-despite her fears about getting involved with Emmy-or the two kids in Emmy’s care. Then there’s the matter of Emmy’s ruggedly handsome grandson, who stirs feelings Kristen believes were long gone…
When Mitch Hart left Hart’s Hollow at age eighteen, he thought he’d kicked the red dust off his boots forever. But his heart bears the scars of his violent upbringing and his mind aches with the loss of the sister he couldn’t save. Now he’s determined to see his orphaned niece and nephew settled in a better life. Emmy’s ideas about saving the farm for the family’s sake only convince Mitch that his grandmother is as crazy as everyone in town suspects. Everyone except the blond beauty helping her sow the land. Something about Kristen’s mix of spirit and vulnerability has Mitch sticking around. And soon enough he’s working by Kristen’s side, wondering if he’s gone a little crazy himself-crazy in love. Because suddenly he’s hoping he might just find happiness in the very home he left behind.
The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
Fresh off a bad breakup, Nantucket sweetheart Lizbet Keaton is desperately seeking a second act. When she’s named the general manager of the newly renovated Hotel Nantucket, a Gilded Age gem rescued from neglect, she hopes that her local expertise and charismatic staff can win over their London billionaire owner, Xavier Darling, as well as Shelly Carpenter, the popular Instagram tastemaker who can help put them back on the map. And while the Hotel Nantucket appears to be a blissful paradise, complete with a celebrity chef-run restaurant and the idyllic wellness center, there’s a lot of drama behind closed doors. The staff (and guests) have complicated pasts, and the hotel can’t quite overcome the bad reputation it earned in 1922 when a tragic fire killed nineteen-year-old chambermaid Grace Hadley. With Grace haunting the halls, a staff harboring all kinds of secrets, and Lizbet’s own romantic uncertainty, is the Hotel Nantucket destined for success or doom?
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