Summertime Beach Reads for Mom


Now that summer has finally arrived, it’s the perfect time to kick back and relax with a breezy beach read or cozy mystery. With engaging characters and light yet witty plots, these delightful stories will put you in the right frame of mind to begin your summer journey to an oasis of literary bliss. Turn off the electronics, pour yourself a glass of refreshing iced tea, and open the pages of one of these highly recommended summer reads. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wondering why you hadn’t thought of this sooner.

Summer Reading List

One Sunday by Carrie Gerlach Cecil is an irresistible Christian fiction selection centering on the life of Alice Ferguson, an A-list tabloid editor from Los Angeles, who does the unthinkable by getting knocked-up after a one-night stand. Forced to take a sabbatical due to her health, Alice relocates to the South and finds herself overwhelmed by church-going women with a penchant for fried chicken and angel food cake. An unforgettable journey of faith, love, and forgiveness, this must-read pick delivers hope and humor for a hot, summer day.


Time Flies by Claire Cook most certainly lives up to its title. Set in Atlanta, it’s the spunky story of how one woman’s fear of the open road turns into a delightful adventure exploring heartbreak, friendship, and conquering life's challenges. Written by one of the premiere voices in women’s fiction, this high school reunion road trip is filled with hilarious scenes and touching moments of camaraderie we all can relate to as women.

The Time Between by Karen Whitemagnificently combines the past with the present in thistouching story of Eleanor and Helena. Alternating from war-torn Hungary to present-day Edisto Island in the lowcountry, White transports the reader to each locale through her vivid descriptions and masterful characterizations.From the intense difficulty of familial relationships to the pain and jealousy experienced between sisters, this story best exemplifies the beauty of learning to love again. If you are in search of a powerful read, this novel is for you.

The Time Between

Lethal Treasure by Jane K. Clelandis a clevercozy mystery combining the awe of priceless antiques with the discovery of hidden treasures in abandoned storage units. The eighth installment of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series, this latest release set in snowbound Rocky Point, New Hampshire has Josie in search of the killer of local interior design store owner Henri Dubois. From a mysterious wife with a hidden past to some valuable antiques in need of provenance, Josie finds herself pulled in opposite directions only to discover her name at the top of the suspect list.


Country Clubbed by Jennifer Vido is the second caper in the highly popular Piper O’Donnell Social Lite Mystery series. Set in fictional Woodlawn, Ohio, Piper’s big dream of becoming a local celebrity finally comes true. Unfortunately, she had to find State Representative Gus Barnes’ dead body to make it happen. When an anonymous blogger implicates her in the murder, Piper leans on her sexy private-eye boyfriend Rusty O’Brien to help clear her name. Peppered with pop culture references and witty humor,this cozy mystery scores a hole-in-one.


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