Grab your book and your beach towel, these reads are best in the sun.
The Bookshop at Water’s End
By Patti Callahan Henry
Patti Callahan Henry splits her time between Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina, but it’s apparent from her novel’s return to the Lowcountry that her heart resides on the coast—where long-buried secrets rise from the marsh as surely as the sun on the horizon.
By Christina Kelly
This delightful debut from hometown scribe Christina Kelly takes readers behind the gates of a familiar island community, where the notion of “security” is turned topsy-turvy, just like the love life of the long-married couple at the novel’s center. Filled with heart and humor, it’s a coming-of-age tale for the over-50 set.
Beach House for Rent
By Mary Alice Monroe
Even if you haven’t read the other novels in Mary Alice Monroe’s beach house series, you’ll find your place easily here. Feel the sand between your toes and taste the salt-kissed breeze as her lush prose pulls you toward the healing power of nature and the saving grace of unexpected friendship. —Amy Paige Condon