October 3, 2023


Fly with us

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

Connecticut-dependent Kristan Higgins spins a heartwarming and humorous tale of a Wellfleetempty nester named Lillie going via some big lifetime adjustments. The nurse-midwife has often put other people first, but when her son’s departure for college coincides with her partner leaving her — life offers the excellent time to consider to get her groove again.

“The Resort Nantucket” by Elin Hilderbrand

In this novel from Nantucket-based mostly author Elin Hilderbrand, Lizbet Keaton is named the supervisor of a gilded age hotel on the island immediately after a split with her longtime boyfriend. Now, she’ll put every little thing into building the location, not long ago procured by a London billionaire, into a spot at the time additional — ghosts (certainly, a actual ghost) and scandals be damned.

The Summer Position by Jennifer Weiner (Atria)

“The Summer months Place” by Jennifer Weiner

In Jennifer Weiner’s latest, Veronica’s residence on the Outer Cape — at the time a spouse and children haven through the summertime — has turn into disused in excess of time. She options to put it on the market place, right until her 22-12 months-outdated granddaughter announces she would like to get married there — in 3 months. With family cohabitation imminent, be expecting all of the hijinks, heartbreak, and contentment of a messy reunion.

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

Cassandra Hartt’s debut young adult novel requires put on the coast of Maine, in a fictional town quite pretty much eroding into the ocean. Through three factors-of-look at, this emotional and heartfelt tale unpacks the trials of young adults dealing with trust, really like, unsafe tides, and rising up in a hometown that might not exist for considerably extended.

“By the Book” by Jasmine Guillory

Wellesley alumna Jasmine Guillory spins a charming, modern day reimagining of the traditional Splendor and the Beast tale — set in a mansion in sunny Santa Barbara. Isabelle is sensation missing and disheartened in her East Coast career in guide publishing, when she is sent to influence a curmudgeonly celeb to ultimately flip in his novel manuscript. Leading-tier snacks, browsing, and romance ensue.

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

“Deep in Providence” by Riss M. Neilson

The Rhode-Island-primarily based author’s debut youthful grownup novel centers on 3 ideal close friends residing in Providence, who turn to training spells and séances aftertheir friend’s death. Anticipate magic rooted in actuality and a tender story of teens learning to triumph over grief.

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

Co-illustrated by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham, this youthful adult graphic novel follows a coming-of-age romance between two boys in the secret-crammed city of Blackwater, Maine. Count on some chills, even if you’re reading on a sunny working day — these two ought to unravel a mystery involving a werewolf curse and a ghostly fisherman.

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

Boston-based Jessica Martin spins a rom-com tale of a former significant faculty couple who are thrown collectively yet again in their hometown of Bard’s Rest, N.H. Writer Miranda is just trying to finish her subsequent novel, but is coerced into directing “Twelfth Night” for the town’s once-a-year Shakespeare competition — in which, to her irritation, her old flame is developing the established.

The Counselors by Jessica Goodman (Razorbill)

“The Counselors” by Jessica Goodman

What could be improved than a juicy tale of pals at a prestigious Vermont summer time camp — with a top secret? (Maybe it’s that the top secret is murder.) This rapid-paced young adult thriller, set at the fictional Camp Alpine Lake, will have you turning web pages in suspense and experience a craving for campfires at the exact same time.

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

Pet lovers, try to eat your heart out. The newest novel from pet dog trainer and creator Victoria Schade characteristics an overworked veterinarian, Morgan Pearce, who escapes to Nantucket to recharge even though using care of her client’s special requires pet dog. Unexpected romance is in retail outlet, even so, when she fulfills a charismatic surfer.

“The Sweet Goodbye” by Ron Corbett

If you crave an motion-and-journey-packed summer season survival tale, this one’s for you. This criminal offense thriller set in the distant North Maine Woods attributes an FBI agent’s quest to endure the wilderness and uncover the key behind the two hundred million unaccountable dollars on a lumber company’s guides.

“The Forest of Vanishing Stars” by Kristin Harmel

Now offered in paperback, the Newton born writer tells a web site-turning historic tale about a female who, soon after becoming kidnapped, finds herself isolated and dwelling in the wilderness of eastern Europe for the duration of World War II. In an unexpected turn of events, she is instantly thrust into teaching a group of Jewish people today who escaped Nazi Germany how to endure in the forest.

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