You’ve unpacked, settled on your beach chair and dipped your toes in the sand. After a few minutes of enjoying the sunshine and hearing the waves crash on the beach, you wish you had a book to escape into for the day.
These four perfect-for-summer beach reads that were all written by Brooklyn authors and are the perfect mix of easy-to-read, captivating and entertaining.
By L. Alison Heller
Marriage counselor Paige Reinhardt is counting down the days to summer, eager to reconnect with her workaholic husband at their cozy rental cottage in the Hamptons. But soon a mysterious crisis at Dave’s work ruins their getaway plans. Paige is still figuring out how to handle the unexplained chill in her marriage when her troubled sister suddenly returns after a two-decade silence. Now, instead of enjoying the lazy summer days along the ocean, Paige is navigating the rocky waters of a forgotten bond with her sister in the sweltering heat.
By J. Courtney Sullivan
Evelyn has been married to her husband for forty years – forty years since he slipped off her first wedding ring and put his own in its place. Delphine has seen both sides of love – the ecstatic, glorious highs of seduction, and the bitter, spiteful fury that descends when it’s over. James, a paramedic who works the night shift, knows his wife’s family thinks she could have done better; and Kate, partnered with Dan for a decade, has seen every kid of wedding – beach weddings, backyard weddings, castle weddings – and has vowed never, ever to have one of her own.
By Marie-Helene Bertino
2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas begins on a quiet morning in a Philadelphia apartment the day before Christmas Eve, where we meet the precocious and smart-mouthed nine-year-old Madeleine Altimari. Madeleine’s mother has recently died, and her father is still lost in his grief. Meanwhile, Madeleine finds solace in music and aspires to become a jazz singer. Just two days shy of her tenth birthday, she is about to have the most remarkable day of her life.
By Nicole C. Kear
You’d never guess Nicole C. Kear is blind. The black designer sunglasses she wears look like nothing more than a fashion accessory. After years of practice, she’s skilled at concealing her vision loss. But when she realizes her secret is starting to affect her three children, she’s forced to take a good hard look at herself – and the truth she’s been hiding.