Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews

I read this book a few weeks ago and I loved it!!! What a great summer or beach read. Mary Kay Andrews books never fail to entertain me. Here is the amazon review:

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?

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.

If you are looking for a great beach read, this is the book!


Mary said...

Nice review, Sherri. I've read a couple of MKA's books and enjoyed them so I look forward to reading Summer Rental.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Thanks for the review, Sherri! You always read the BEST books and this one sounds fabulous! I bought The Tea Rose since you said it was your favorite.:) Now if I could just find the time to read it... Lori

Sherri said...

Lori, I think the 3rd book in that trilogy is coming out-yes, I just looked it up The Wild Rose is coming out 8/2!!! Can't wait!!

Darlene said...

I bought this book a few weeks ago and can't wait to read it! I love her books!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I recently read this book and loved it also! I felt like I had taken a trip to the Outer Banks!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!