Do your beach reads need to take place AT the beach?I don’t think mine do… but it sure doesn’t hurt!
SUMMER LONGING is definitely what I’d call the ultimate beach read!
• Idyllic summer beach town setting (Provincetown/Cape Cod)
• A bit of mystery (random baby left at a doorstep)
• Family drama (so. much. drama.)
• Friendships (love the ladies in this one!)
• Work junk (beach > work = always!)
• Mom love (cause moms rule!)
When a baby is left on the doorstep of a Cape Cod beach house, an unlikely group of women risks all they hold dear to harbor and protect her in this “touching, nuanced summer yarn” (Publisher’s Weekly).
I definitely think those just might be the exact elements for a perfect beach read!
These all come together in a sweet, and charming story that screams summer and is a wonderful escape whether you’re sitting on the sand, or at home on the couch!
SUMMER LONGING by Jamie Brenner is out now and I definitely recommend picking this one up!
Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours and Little Brown for the gifted book.
“Brenner’s novel about a retiree’s second act in Provincetown is a delightful escape wherever you are.”―People magazine
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 5, 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316476854
- ISBN-13: 978-0316476850
About the book:
Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for her forever home. After years of hard work and making peace with life’s compromises, Ruth is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community.
The appearance of the mystery baby has an emotional ripple effect through the women in town, including Amelia Cabral, the matriarch who lost her own child decades earlier; Elise Douglas, owner of the tea shop who gave up her dream of becoming a mother; and teenage local Jaci Barros who feels trapped by her parents’ expectations. Ruth, caring for a baby for the first time in thirty years, even reaches out to her own estranged daughter, Olivia, summoning her to Provincetown in hopes of a reconciliation.
As summer unfolds and friends and family care for the infant, alliances are made, relationships are tested, and secrets are uncovered. But the unconditional love for a child in need just might bring Ruth and the women of Provincetown exactly what they have been longing for themselves.
With heartfelt storytelling, Summer Longing is Jamie Brenner’s eagerly anticipated return to Provincetown; another unforgettable tale about motherhood, friendship, and finding your way home.
About the author:
Jamie Brenner is the author of the national bestseller THE FOREVER SUMMER (Little, Brown). She grew up in suburban Philadelphia on a steady diet of Norma Klein, Judy Blume, and Judith Krantz novels. After studying literature at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Jamie moved to New York City where she started her career at HarperCollins Publishers, then later Barnes&Noble.com and Vogue.com before becoming an author. Her next novel, SUMMER LONGING, will publish on May 5, 2020. Jamie lives in New York City and spends her summers traveling to the beach towns that inspire her novels.