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April 30, 2020

Favorite Reads of April 2020

How was your April? Did you read any great books? Here are a couple of our favorite reads from the month.

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Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

Hello Summer
The calendar may disagree with me but Summer, 2020,  starts on May 5 when the new Mary Kay Andrews book is published.  I am a major fan and every year she publishes a perfect beach read to get her readers ready for the lazy days of summer.  Her new book continues her trend of well-written books with believable characters and a beautiful setting in a beach town. This is the book that everyone will be reading this summer! ~ Susan

It’s a new season...

Conley Hawkins left her family’s small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks.

For small town scandals...

When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat—and she doesn’t exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, “Hello, Summer.”

And big-time secrets.

Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman—a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets. As an old heartbreaker causes trouble and a new flame ignites, it soon looks like their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer. (Goodreads)

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The New Husband by D.J. Palmer

This was exactly the book I needed to make me take a break from the constant Coronavirus news. Once I started I didn't want to put it down. I knew from the beginning that Simon was bad but I didn't see the twist about halfway through. I had a really high expectation for this novel after reading Saving Meghan. I'm happy to say it lived up to my expectations. A really great read. Read my full review. ~ Donna

What makes Simon Fitch so perfect?

-He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies.
-Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most.
-He anticipates her every need.
-He would never betray her like her first husband.

The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes.

The question is, why?

Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But with Glen gone―presumably drowned while fishing on his boat―she couldn't confront him about the affair or find closure to the life he blew apart.

Now, a year and a half later, Nina has found love again and hopes she can put her shattered world back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the death of his first wife, thinks he has found his dream girl in Nina, and his charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina's teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, while her friends see a different side to him, and they aren't afraid to use the word obsession.

Nina works hard to bridge the divide that’s come between her daughter and Simon. She wants so badly to believe her life is finally getting back on track, but she’ll soon discover that the greatest danger to herself and her children are the lies people tell themselves.

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  1. I really enjoyed Switch by Beth O’Leary and Fake Law by the Secret Barrister

  2. i want to welcome summer too. love that cover
    erry @ fundinmental