Cool Summer Reads
Summer’s in the air, and with it comes summer reading. Ah, the words alone conjure up images of endlessly sunny days lost in perfectly crafted books. And to get ready for the long, lovely days of summer, you can purchase any of these e-books for just $1.99 from June 1 through June 30. So, grab a lemonade and dive into one of these cool stories.
Jill McCorkle’s Ferris Beach
It is the early 1970s when Misty Rhodes and her flamboyant parents move into the split-level nearest to Katie Burns’ house. Misty and her mother are everything Katie wants to be: daring, outrageous, fun. The two girls share every secret, every dream until, one fateful Fourth of July.
Lee Smith’s The Last Girls
At an idyllic Blue Ridge women’s college thirty years before, four women were inspired by Huckleberry Finn to take their own raft trip down the Mississippi River. Now a tragedy brings them back together in middle age for a repeat voyage, this time aboard a luxurious cruise steamboat.
Caroline Leavitt’s Pictures of You
Two women running away from their marriages collide on a foggy highway, killing one of them. The survivor, Isabelle, is left to pick up the pieces, not only of her own life, but of the lives of the devastated husband and fragile son the other woman, April, has left behind.
Stanley Gordon West’s Blind Your Ponies
Hope is hard to come by in the hard-luck town of Willow Creek, Montana. High school basketball coach Sam Pickett (zero wins, ninety-three losses) and five young men are about to change that.
Betsy Carter’s The Orange Blossom Special
Widowed Tessie Lockhart and her daughter Dinah move to Gainesville, Florida, in 1958 for a fresh start, but popular Crystal Landy and her exquisite mother, Victoria, end up transforming the Lockharts’ lives in ways they never could have imagined.
David Anthony’s Something for Nothing
Martin Anderson’s life is in freefall. So when he’s given the opportunity to clear his debt by using one of his planes to make a few drug runs between California and Mexico, Martin accepts the offer… only to find his troubles have just begun.
Betsy Carter’s Swim to Me
Delores Walker leaves the Bronx far behind and joins a group of other aquatic hopefuls in Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida’s City of Live Mermaids. This wise and poignant novel conjures up a time in America when anything was possible.