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Mary Kay Andrews, the queen of the summer read, returns with more sandy beaches and small-town scandals with HELLO, SUMMER. HELLO, SUMMER A newspaper reporter returns to her hometown after a new job goes up in smoke, and soon finds out their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer. “Andrews (SUNSET […]
Mary Kay Andrews has been providing the perfect beach read for more than 20 books now, and that doesn’t stop with her latest–and May LibraryReads pick—SUNSET BEACH. Drue Campbell’s life and career have recently been derailed. The only thing she has left is the house her mother left her: a ramshackle beach bungalow with a […]
Mary Kay Andrews' New York Times bestselling summer hit, SUMMER RENTAL, about three best friends spending a month together in North Carolina’s Outer Banks is soon to be out in paperback.
The author wanted to take a minute to tell all of the amazing librarians out there (ie: you!) a little bit more about this great beach read in case you missed it in hardcover.
Take it away, Mary Kay!
The promise of a month spent at a rambling old beach house with your lifelong best friends? Who wouldn’t jump at the chance? SUMMER RENTAL is the story of three women, best friends since parochial school days in Savannah, who find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. A month in North Carolina’s Outer Banks is just what they need. Joined by Ty, their gorgeous but enigmatic landlord, and Maryn, a stranger trying to out-run her past, the women find themselves on a journey that will uncover all their secrets, and maybe, point them on the path to forgiveness. I hope your patrons will enjoy reading SUMMER RENTAL as much as I enjoyed writing it.
All my best,
Mary Kay Andrews
SUMMER RENTAL will be available in paperback in May from St. Martin's Griffin. And her next fair weather hit, SPRING FEVER, will be available in hardcover in June from St. Martin's Press.
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June is Audio Book Month and it's just in time for road trip season. If you're looking for some books to keep you entertained on your way to the Great Lakes, the Grand Canyon, or the beach, we have a few recommendations to keep your time in the car flying by on par with your speedometer.
How about packing into a fixer-upper for the summer with four ladies and all their baggage with Mary Kay Andrews' SUMMER RENTAL?
If you only made it to the beach, but were hoping for a summer abroad, Daisy Goodwin's THE AMERICAN HEIRESS will transport you to London circa 1893.
[UPDATE]: I have sent out all of the galleys of SUMMER RENTAL that we had available. Thanks and enjoy!
The weather has finally taken a turn for the sunny here in NYC and it's time we all started thinking about swimsuits and sand.
I have a stack of galleys on my desk of Mary Kay Andrews' latest, SUMMER RENTAL, that need to find rides to the beach, ASAP. If you're an Andrews fan, or just looking for a book to keep you company in the sun, then shoot us an email with your name, library, and full mailing address and we'll send you a copy! Send requests to: Library @ MacmillanUSA.com
Library Journal highlighted SUMMER RENTAL in their "Women's Summer Fiction" section and gave it a big orange star. Their review reads, "Andrews (THE FIXER-UPPER) is at her warm and funny best with this story of three girlfriends who rent a beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. A month of fun, frolicking, romance, and self-discovery ensues, while the arrival of a fourth roommate ratchets up the drama. Andrews simply excels at creating the kind of characters readers can relate to, and she has a fabulous sense of humor to boot. For all women’s fiction fans, especially those who enjoy ensemble fiction."
Publishers Weekly says, "This warm weather treat has a lot going for it, not least the sunny forecast that summer love can blossom into a four-season commitment."