By Wendy Francis (Fic Fran)
Three college roommates are celebrating a twentieth wedding anniversary by taking a cruise to Bermuda. As the ship pulls away from the pier, everyone is looking forward to lounging by the pool, sipping sunset cocktails, and reminiscing. As the balmy pink shores of Bermuda come into view, tensions simmer, and old jealousies flare, sending the temperature from soothing to scorching in this engrossing tale of three best friends on a vacation they won’t soon forget.
By Elin Hilderbrand (Fic Hild, Q Hild, CD Fic Hild)
The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate. But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect.
By Nancy Thayer (Fic Thay, Q Thay, CD Fic Thay)
A middle-aged widow meets a handsome CEO and is finally getting another chance at love, but she has her work cut out for her when she tries to blend two families of adult children.
By Jamie Brenner (Fic Bren, Q Bren)
When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.
By Mary Kay Andrews (Fic Andr, Q Andr)
A single-mom lawyer takes on the case of a mysterious elderly woman in this novel full of friendship and nostalgia. When Brooke Trappnell gets a call from 99-year-old Josephine Bettendorf Warrick, she doesn't know what the peculiar millionaire could want with her. Josephine is dying, and she wants her home to go to her three oldest, dearest friends, the High Tide Club. The women were estranged for decades, but Josephine wants Brooke to track down the women and bring them to Talisa so she can make amends.
By Mary Alice Monroe (Fic Monr, Q Monr, CD Fic Monr)
Continuing the saga of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of continuance, resilience, and one family's enduring love.
By Jenny Colgan (Fic Colg, Q Colg)
When Flora MacKenzie traded her glum career in London for the remote Scottish island of Mure, she never dreamed that Joel--her difficult, adorable boss--would follow. Yet now, not only has Flora been reunited with her family and opened a charming café by the sea, but she and Joel are taking their first faltering steps into romance.
By Shelley Noble (Fic Noble)
Jess isn't sure she wants to go through with her wedding, so when she and three of her closest friends catch her fiancé with another woman, she feels some relief. 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.
By Dorothea Benton Frank (Fic Fran, Q Fran, CD Fic Fran, PLAY Fic Fran)
A tale of two families, one struggling to do well, one well to do, and one young couple, the privileged daughter of Chicago's crème de la crème and the son of hard-working Southern peach farmers.
By Hannah McKinnon (Fic McKi)
On the shores of Cape Cod, the Bailey sisters reunite with their long-lost father for a summer of hope and forgiveness in this heartfelt novel.
By Debbie Macomber (Fic Maco, Q Maco, CD Fic Maco)
Rocked by tragedy, Annie Marlow returns to the one place she knows she can heal: the cottage by the sea where she spent many happy childhood holidays with her family. There, Annie meets Keaton, a local painter with a big heart; Mellie, the reclusive landlord she is determined to befriend; and Britt, a teenager with a terrible secret. With them her broken spirit starts to heal.
By Michelle Gable (Fic Gabl, PLAY Fic Gabl)
Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family's Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she's purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave.
By Jane Green (Fic Gree, Q Gree, CD Fic Gree)
Ronni Sunshine may have achieved some success as an actress in Hollywood, but as a mother she fell short. When Ronni summons them all home to Connecticut, the three Sunshine sisters are thrust back together, not just to cope with the news that their mother is dying, but also to see if they can repair their fractured relationships.
By Dorothea Benton Frank (Fic Fran, Q Fran, CD Fic Fran)
One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion each year at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island's tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak.