By Erin KolbIt’s practically September but summer is not over yet.
Pumpkin spice lattes will have their time. Until then, these page-turners set in exotic beach locales will keep you engrossed and entertained while digging your toes in the sand and keeping your cardigan at bay.
“The High Season” by Judy Blundell
Forced to rent out her family’s beautiful seaside Long Island home every summer so that they can afford to keep it, Ruthie is forced to go to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, the return of an old flame and her teen daughter’s destructive relationship.
“The Husband Hour” by Jamie Benner
When a young widow’s reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.
“Something in the Water” by Catherine Steadman
Newlyweds Erin and Mark, passionately in love, embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find … (insert book title).
“Women in Sunlight” by Frances Mayes
Four American expats and strangers become unexpected friends during a magical year in Tuscany.
Titles are available for check-out from your VALNet library at www.valnet.org.
Erin Kolb, adult services librarian at the Asotin County Library in Clarkston, is currently reading “All the Beautiful Lies” by Peter Swanson and listening to “There There” by Tommy Orange.