Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spotlight: Back to the Beach

Our two authors being featured today have a few things in common:
*They have the same first name and also use their middle name.
*They live in the south.
*They have summer/beach themed books that take place in the south.

We also found out that they are friends with each other. 

We're pleased to present the latest novels by Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe. Thanks to Gallery and St. Martin's Press, we have THREE pairs of books for some lucky readers!

The High Tide Club
by Mary Kay Andrews

When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.

Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of THE HIGH TIDE CLUB —so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met.

Photo by Bill Miles
Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.


Visit Mary Kay online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram


Beach House Reunion 
by Mary Alice Monroe

Whisking you back to the shores of her bestselling Beach House series, Mary Alice Monroe weaves together a tale of the struggles and triumphs of the historic Rutledge family of Charleston, South Carolina. Beautifully wrought and rich with keen insight, this is an illuminating tale of new beginnings, resilience, and one family’s enduring love.

Cara Rutledge returns to her Southern home on the idyllic Isle of Palms. Everything is comfortingly the same, yet each detail is rife with painful memories. Only through reconnecting with family, friends, and the rhythms of the lowcountry can Cara release the hold of the past and open herself to the possibility of a new love, career, and hope for the future.

Meanwhile, her niece Linnea, a recent college graduate who doesn’t know where her life will take her, leaves her historic home in Charleston, with all its entitlement and expectations, and heads to her aunt’s beach house. On the island, she is part of the freer, natural ocean lifestyle she loves, rejoining the turtle team, learning to surf, and falling in love. Remembering the lessons of her beloved grandmother, Lovie, the original “turtle lady,” Linnea rediscovers a meaningful purpose to her life and finds the courage she needs to break from tradition.

In this heartwarming novel, three generations of the Rutledge family gather together to find the strength, love, and commitment to break destructive family patterns and to forge new bonds that will endure long beyond one summer reunion.

Photo by Mic Smith
Mary Alice Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly two dozen novels. Her books have received numerous awards, including the 2008 South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing, the 2014 South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence, the 2015 SW Florida Author of Distinction Award, the RT Lifetime Achievement Award, and the International Book Award for Green Fiction. Most recently, Mary Alice was named by the South Carolina Academy of Authors as a 2018 inductee of the Literary Hall of Fame. Mary Alice is an active conservationist and lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Visit Mary Alice online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram


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34 comments:

Janine said...

My favorite summer food is ice cream. But I also really like watermelon and sweet corn on the cob. I have been seeing these two books a lot lately and the both sound so good. I love summer beach stories.

Janine said...

I also saw Mary Alice Monroe's Beach House movie on hallmark and totally fell in love with the characters. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

randy oaklief said...

Oh gosh, I love fresh tomato sandwiches with mayo, salt and pepper & corn on the cob!

Linda May said...

My favorite Summertime foods are Hamburgers & Hot Dogs on the grill & of course to top it off ice cream for dessert. I love these authors so much & I would be in 7th Heaven if I had a chance to win these. Thanks ever so much for this great chance.

traveler said...

My favorite summer food is Sliced tomatoes with crusty baguette.

Carla S. said...

Sliced tomato sandwiches.

RD said...

I love lobster rolls!

Kelley B said...

I love my cherry tomatos

Sue McErlain Dellaquilla said...

Love blueberries!

Kristy F said...

My favorite is strawberries and strawberry shortcake.

JULIE CURTIS said...

Chocolate all year round

Faith Creech said...

Corn on the cob with lots of butter and salt! Yummy!!

Jennifer said...

I love watermelon and sangria!

Dianne Casey said...

My favorite summertime food are fresh berries, especially strawberries and raspberries.

MaryC said...

heirloom tomatoes

Storeybooklover said...

My favorite summer food is watermelon! Yum! ��

Kate Vocke said...

My fave is gazspacho with fresh jersey tomatoes!
i have no idea how to spell it, but I love to eat it!

Karen B said...

Fresh picked raspberries!

Grandma Cootie said...

Anything with strawberries and sweet corn on the cob.

Margie Shaw said...

My favorite summer foods are fresh home grown tomatoes sliced with salt and mayo and zucchini squash cooked on the grill. Love both these authors and would be thrilled to win these books!

debb1955 said...

My favorite summer foods are watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, corn on the cob, tomatoes. I love all the great fruits and vegetables of summertime.

Anonymous said...

Vera Wilson,Have been enjoying fresh strawbedrries. Now almost time for another fav fresh peaches (right off tree or bake a cobbler).

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Laurie I said...

My favorite summertime food is frozen yogurt.

Kimberly S said...

My favorite summer foods I love are watermelon, corn on the cob, and just grilling anything outdoors. Easy cleanup that way too.

Di said...

I always look forward to when the Jersey Tomato's become available at the farm stands.

dstoutholcomb said...

favorite summer food is a fresh garden tomato

denise

Jill Broussard said...

My favorite food for summer is sweet seedless watermelon.

Bonnie K. said...

Favorite summertime food? Tomatoes! Fresh ones from the garden--not the ones shipped from far away.

Arletta Boulton said...

I love fresh green beans, cooked and drizzled with butter. Nothing better in the summer!

Mary Preston said...

I love ice, cold watermelon.

Lesley McIntosh said...

strawberries

bn100 said...

corn

Peggy Sheppard said...

I love a mixed green salad with strawberries, watermelon, gets cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. Yummmm!

Tatum Rangel said...

French fries. :)