Summer Rental: A Novel (Paperback)
Mary Kay Andrews's New York Times bestseller, Summer Rental, is a warm and humorous novel of four women, a month at the beach, and the healing power of friendship and second chances.
When you need to make a change in life
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 her job, begins to question the choices she's made over the past decade. Julia has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can no longer hide her deepest insecurities. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most. Can a one-month getaway to North Carolina's Outer Banks help make things right?
Sometimes the tide just pulls you in the right direction…
The landlord of the ladies' beach house is Ty Bazemore, who's hanging on to the property by a thread—even as he finds himself spiraling into a deep attraction with Ellis. Then there's Maryn Shackleford, a stranger who arrives on the scene in search of a good hiding place and a new identity. Can Ellis, Julia, and Dorie provide what Maryn is looking for? Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to renewal and forgiveness. One summer rental that might be what each of them has needed all along…
About the Author
Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The Weekenders, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Mary Kay Andrews spins a beach-blanket sizzler around three lifelong friends . . . a warm-weather treat that has a lot going for it, not least the sunny forecast that summer love can blossom into a four-season commitment.” —Publishers Weekly
“Andrews writes another charmer with a picturesque Southern setting and winsome female characters.” —Booklist
“[R]eaders of Summer Rental will stay glued to their sandy beach chairs waiting to see what happens next.” —The Christian Science Monitor
“Secrets are shared, a mystery woman appears, love may be in the air.” —People magazine
“[T]his is prime beach-read material” —Daily Record (Gannett newspapers)
“Summer Rental is like a great day at the beach. You don't want it to end. Enjoy a vacation any time of the year with the ever-delightful Mary Kay Andrews.” —Susan Elizabeth Phillips, author of Heroes Are My Weakness
“The bright and breezy plot of Summer Rental delivers just the right combination of sexy romance and warm friendship.” —Chicago Tribune
“Summer Rental is just a delight to savor. The lively cast of characters is complex, genuine, and strong, and the interplay between the long-term friends is heartwarming.” —Times Record News (Texas)
“You will relate to the women and their relationships as you laze through the pages . . . and you will smile, chuckle, and maybe even get a little misty eyed.” —Examiner.com