Book reviews from the Strongsville Library staff:
Grab your towel and some sunscreen. Then head outside with a great new beach read. We hope you will enjoy these great new summer reads. Happy reading!
Barefoot in the Sand By Roxanne St. Claire, May 2012, 418 pages.
When she decides to build a new hotel on Mimosa Key after a hurricane destroys her home, Lacey Armstrong is distracted from making her dreams a reality by sexy architect Clay Walker, who, after picking up the pieces of his life, is in desperate need of a job. Will Clay's designs on Lacey's heart be more than she can handle, or will she trust him to build something that will last forever? If you are looking for a great summer romance read, this is the book for you!
Beach Season By Lisa Jackson, Holly Chamberlan, Cathy Lamb, & Rosalind Noonan, May 2012, 416 pages.
This is a collection of beach setting stories featuring some of today’s great contemporary authors. Celebrating love, friendship and second chances, this heartwarming collection of stories includes Lisa Jackson's “The Brass Ring,” in which Shawna, after a car crash robs her fiancé of his memories of her, will stop at nothing to reclaim the love they once shared. This is a great summer beach read.
Ocean Beach By Wendy Wax, June 2012, 448 pages.
Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. They've been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family together. At least that's the plan, but soon they are struggling to hold themselves and the project together. With a decades-old mystery and the hurricane season looming, the women are forced to figure out just how they'll weather life's storms. This is a great novel of friendship.
Reviews brought to you each week by librarians Jennifer Niederhausen, Dona Stein and Heather Timko, Adult Services Division , Strongsville Branch Library.