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The Seaside Sisters

Narrator: Stephanie Németh-Parker

ISBN: 9781250861627

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 06/04/2024

Format: Audio

My Rating: 4 Stars (ARC)

One summer can change everything.

Brooklyn-based Hannah is a bestselling author struggling to write her second book after personal losses.

Her older sister, Sara, still lives in Chatham, Cape Cod, where they grew up, and is married with four children. Once a dedicated librarian, Sara dreams of reviving her love affair with literature, but instead, she is stuck with too many family responsibilities and a fizzling marriage.

When Hannah gets the chance to retreat to her aunt's oceanfront house in Chatham for the summer, it seems like just the thing to get her creative juices flowing. And she’ll be able to spend more time with Sara, who is eager to find her way back into the workforce, to do something rewarding and book-related. The pair will spend the summer making friends, rekindling romance— especially Spencer, an old acquaintance from high school-turned very hot grump— and opening themselves up to the magic of books and the beach.

Perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery and Brenda Novak, The Seaside Sisters will delight and charm you as easily as an ocean breeze.

My Review

Pamela Kelly returns following The BookShop By the Bay with her charming summer beach read, THE SEASIDE SISTERS.

Hannah, a bestselling author from Brooklyn, NY, is grappling with a profound loss and yearns for a transformative change in her life.

The story unfolds in the picturesque town of Chatham, Cape Cod, where Hannah's older sister, Sara, resides (married with four children) and her Aunt Maddie. This idyllic setting, where they both grew up, adds a nostalgic charm to the narrative.

The sisters are grieving the recent death of their mother. The three women are taking a break from the men in their lives.

Sara is a former librarian who loves literature and is considering working in a bookshop.

Hannah decides to visit Chatham for the summer and her aunt's oceanfront house to return to writing by the sea.

The two sisters get together and start over, meeting Spencer, an old acquaintance from high school, and other friends. A summer of change and new beginnings.

The women bond over wine, good food, coffee, books, the beach, and the meaning of home.

Another charming, lighthearted summer read of self-discovery, second chances, and light romance. Perfect for fans of Sherryl Woods, Viola Shipman, Joanne Demaio, Nancy Thayer, Susan Wiggs, Mariah Stewart, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Debbie Macomber.

I read the e-book and listened to the audiobook narrated by the talented Stephanie Németh-Parker for an engaging beach escape.

Thanks to #Macmillan Audio #StMartinsPress #StMartinsGriffin #NetGalley and #MacAudio2024 for a gifted ARC and ALC for review purposes for an honest opinion. #SMPInfluencers

@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

My Rating: 4 Stars

Pub Date: June 4, 2024

About the Author

Pamela Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of women’s fiction, family sagas, and suspense. Readers often describe her books as feel-good reads with people you’d want as friends.

She lives in a historic seaside town near Cape Cod and just south of Boston. She has always been an avid reader of women’s fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers and cook books. There’s also a good chance you might get hungry when you read her books as she is a foodie, and occasionally shares a recipe or two.

She has an active, fun Facebook reader group that you are invited to join. It’s a friendly bunch of avid readers and it’s where I share updates on the books, ask for input on covers or character names and occasionally do fun giveaways. Click here to join!







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