Summer By the Sea (Susan Wiggs) is the story of a 2nd chance at a 1st love. This is the perfect beach read – or in my case, the perfect pretend you’re at the beach read. An extra surprise (and I see this more and more) were the recipes. I recommend this book!
Summer People (Elin Hilderbrand) is the story of a grieving family who retreat to their Nantucket summer home after the death of the husband. I just didn’t get into this book. I thought it had potential but it just left me wondering why it wasn’t a better story. I preferred Barefoot (published in 2007).