The First Husband by Laura Dave. “Easy chick lit, but it won't make you stabby. Actually pretty nicely written with a few little twists here and there. One of my favorite authors, Jonathan Tropper, blurbed this book which is why I picked it up. I'm glad I did.” [Ed: I bought this. If it was good enough for this particular contributor AND for Jonathan Tropper, it is a worthy beach read]
Girl Unmoored by Jennifer Gooch Hummer. Debut by Hummer (a friend from Maine!). From Amazon: Middle school is purgatory for Apron Bramhall. Her mother is dead. Her best friend Rennie has falled under the spell of the local Queen Bee. Margie (aka "M") the Brazilian nurse who cared for her late parent has literally moved in on her depressed Latin professor father, all while trying to dispose of Apron's beloved guinea pig. It's a classic case of things can't get worse, but they do quickly in this fast-paced bildungsroman set in 1980s coastal Maine.
Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs. Another book by DC lawyer turned novelist, this one about a young woman on a cross-country trip, trying to put her life back together again. Lots of humor, great characters (a cursing cockatiel!) and romance.
The Little Book by Seldon Edwards. “I miss this book. Historic/European/crazy fun.”
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