Paperback and e-Book Summertime Reads


When packing up for vacation with the kids, don’t forget to include some literary entertainment for mom and dad. Downloading e-books to your iPad or eReader is an easy way to save space in bulky suitcases. Not to mention, you can bring along many titles of your choice. If you prefer the look and feel of a book, a paperback is a more economical choice and easier to carry. The small size fits nicely in a diaper bag or beach tote. To help you with your selections, here are five noteworthy picks available in both paperback and e-book formats.

All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue is the tender story of three childhood friends, Kate, Vanessa, and Dani, whose lives are forever changed by a tragic teenage accident. With hopes of rekindling their relationship, the twenty-something women return to Avalon, New Jersey to confront the choices they made years ago. A heartfelt novel filled with family secrets, romance, and friendship, this summertime read is ideal for the beach.

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The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva is a riveting suspense novel set in breathtaking venues around the globe. Master assassin and spy Gabriel Allon is summoned to the Vatican to investigate a mysterious murder. Known for his action-packed scenes and nail-biting twists and turns, Silva continuously finds his name on the top of the bestsellers’ lists. This book is a must-read for moms and dads who like spy thrillers.

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Pastors’ Wives by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen is one of my favorite books of 2013. Set in a make-believe Southern megachurch, this story follows the lives of three pastors’ wives who come to a crossroad in their faith and marriages. Similar to a Bravo Housewives drama but set within the confines of a church community, this enticing read is filled with back-stabbing scenes and tender moments of redemption. It’s a fictional behind-closed-doors look that encapsulates the real life struggles of pastors' wives.


The Recipe Box by Sandra Lee is the first novel by the popular Food Network Star. This touching story explores the life of a newly divorced woman Grace Holm-D'Angelo who must comes to terms with raising her fourteen-year-old daughter alone. Through the healing power of cooking, Grace learns that just about anything is possible. As an added bonus, intertwined within the framework of the book are some of Sandra Lee’s delicious original recipes.

Hot Summer Nights by Jaci Burton, Carly Phillips, Erin McCarthy, and Jessica Clare is a sizzling anthology by four of the hottest romance authors in the business. In this newly released book, each writer has contributed an all-new novella of desire that will leave you believing this summer is smokin’ hot! Four fresh stories combined by the women of romance make for an unforgettable sexy beach read.

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