by Stephanie Danler
This lighter-than-most coming of age story combines life experiences with the allure of New York City and food-two topics that will have you salivating over this charming novel. When well-to-do Tess comes to Manhattan and takes a job as a 'backwaiter', we ride along as she navigates her newly-chosen tumultuous life, studded with hard-learned lessons, love triangles, oysters, cocaine, champagne, friendship and pain. Complex and relatable, Sweetbitter has just the right amount of drama for poolside reading.
by Shelley Noble
When a former New York fashion designer returns to her coastal Connecticut hometown for a life reboot, she finds a new world of unexpected possibilities-including romance with the local police officer. The beach imagery in this read is realistically picturesque, and will have you waiting to crawl into the pages of this charming story as you follow the adventures of its relatable (we've all been there) heroine.
On the Island
by Tracey Garvis Graves
This addictive, can't put-it-down read has it all-including delicious tropical island imagery. When two unlikely passengers crash land onto a deserted island in the Maldives, they must learn how to survive as castaways in a beautiful, yet dangerously primitive environment full of the unknown. And if sandy white beaches, sharks, tropical storms, suspense and drama aren't enough, there is romance thrown in as well.
The Summer of Good Intentions
by Wendy Francis
When three sisters come together over the summer at the family's Cape Cod home, everyone arrives with plenty of baggage and drama to keep readers glued to this complex story of love and forgiveness. Relationships are strained, secrets are divulged and hearts are broken, only to be healed again. This tale of family and the strength of sisterly bonds is heartfelt and compelling, with plenty of beachy feels too.