Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction…
Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs.
Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about.
Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?
Mary Kay Andrews' novel is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.
Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011
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SUMMER RENTAL is the perfect book for your beach bag, best read sitting in your favorite chair, toes in the sand, cold drink at hand.Read Full Review of Summer Rental
...readers of "Summer Rental" will stay glued to their sandy beach chairs waiting to see what happens next.Read Full Review of Summer Rental
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The lively characters of “Summer Rental” are complex, genuine and strong, but the interplay between the longtime friends is what really will endear this novel to readers.Read Full Review of Summer Rental
Mary Kay Andrew...offers another appetizing read, as Southern-summery as a fresh-from-the-garden-tomato-and-mayo sandwich with plenty of potato chips, and a tall glass of sweet iced tea.Read Full Review of Summer Rental
Summer Rental is packed with humor, romance, suspense, a pending divorce, an unexpected houseguest with a secret past, and much more.Read Full Review of Summer Rental
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