November 29, 2023


Unforgettable trip

12 books with New England ties perfect to read on the beach

Connecticut-based Kristan Higgins spins a heartwarming and humorous tale of a Wellfleetempty nester named Lillie likely by means of some major everyday living changes. The nurse-midwife has constantly set others 1st, but when her son’s departure for university coincides with her partner leaving her — existence presents the great time to try out to get her groove back again.

“The Resort Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand

In this novel from Nantucket-dependent author Elin Hilderbrand, Lizbet Keaton is named the supervisor of a gilded age hotel on the island after a split with her longtime boyfriend. Now, she’ll place all the things into building the place, not too long ago obtained by a London billionaire, into a desired destination when more — ghosts (certainly, a authentic ghost) and scandals be damned.

The Summer Spot by Jennifer Weiner (Atria)

“The Summertime Place” by Jennifer Weiner

In Jennifer Weiner’s hottest, Veronica’s property on the Outer Cape — as soon as a household haven all through the summertime — has become disused more than time. She programs to put it on the marketplace, until her 22-yr-old granddaughter announces she needs to get married there — in three months. With spouse and children cohabitation imminent, assume all of the hijinks, heartbreak, and joy of a messy reunion.

“The Sea Is Salt and So Am I” by Cassandra Hartt

Cassandra Hartt’s debut young adult novel can take spot on the coastline of Maine, in a fictional town rather pretty much eroding into the ocean. By way of a few factors-of-watch, this emotional and heartfelt tale unpacks the trials of teens working with trust, enjoy, dangerous tides, and developing up in a hometown that might not exist for substantially for a longer period.

“By the Book” by Jasmine Guillory

Wellesley alumna Jasmine Guillory spins a charming, present-day reimagining of the classic Elegance and the Beast tale — established in a mansion in sunny Santa Barbara. Isabelle is feeling missing and disheartened in her East Coastline vocation in book publishing, when she is despatched to convince a curmudgeonly superstar to eventually switch in his novel manuscript. Top-tier treats, browsing, and romance ensue.

Deep in Providence by Riss M. Neilson (Henry Holt BYR)

“Deep in Providence” by Riss M. Neilson

The Rhode-Island-centered author’s debut youthful grownup novel centers on 3 very best friends living in Providence, who convert to practising spells and séances aftertheir friend’s death. Hope magic rooted in fact and a tender story of teenagers mastering to conquer grief.

“Blackwater” by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham (readily available July 19)

Co-illustrated by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham, this younger adult graphic novel follows a coming-of-age romance concerning two boys in the thriller-stuffed town of Blackwater, Maine. Anticipate some chills, even if you are examining on a sunny day — these two will have to unravel a secret involving a werewolf curse and a ghostly fisherman.

“For the Love of the Bard” by Jessica Martin (accessible June 28)

Boston-dependent Jessica Martin spins a rom-com tale of a former significant university couple who are thrown collectively again in their hometown of Bard’s Rest, N.H. Writer Miranda is just attempting to finish her subsequent novel, but is coerced into directing “Twelfth Night” for the town’s once-a-year Shakespeare festival — in which, to her stress, her old flame is creating the set.

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman (Razorbill)

“The Counselors” by Jessica Goodman

What could be greater than a juicy tale of friends at a prestigious Vermont summer time camp — with a mystery? (Maybe it is that the solution is murder.) This rapidly-paced younger grownup thriller, established at the fictional Camp Alpine Lake, will have you turning web pages in suspense and emotion a craving for campfires at the very same time.

“Dog Friendly” by Victoria Schade (obtainable June 28)

Pet enthusiasts, consume your heart out. The most up-to-date novel from canine trainer and writer Victoria Schade functions an overworked veterinarian, Morgan Pearce, who escapes to Nantucket to recharge though using care of her client’s unique needs puppy. Unpredicted romance is in retail store, having said that, when she satisfies a charismatic surfer.

“The Sweet Goodbye” by Ron Corbett

If you crave an action-and-journey-packed summer survival tale, this one’s for you. This criminal offense thriller set in the remote North Maine Woods attributes an FBI agent’s quest to survive the wilderness and find out the magic formula at the rear of the two hundred million unaccountable bucks on a lumber company’s publications.

“The Forest of Vanishing Stars” by Kristin Harmel

Now offered in paperback, the Newton born writer tells a web page-turning historical tale about a girl who, immediately after staying kidnapped, finds herself isolated and residing in the wilderness of eastern Europe through Environment War II. In an sudden convert of gatherings, she is out of the blue thrust into instructing a group of Jewish people who escaped Nazi Germany how to endure in the forest.

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