7 Summer Reads

Take time for yourself and get lost in a book this summer. Not sure where to start? Whether you hit the road or the pool, we’ve got 7 good reads for you to choose from.

Elly in Love by Colleen Oakes

Elly Jordan, the owner of Posies florist, is about to get everything she’s ever wanted thanks to an offer that will allow her to design an infamous-celebrity wedding. Elly’s dreams are about to come true when a stranger shows up at her store with a request that will change every aspect of her life–including her relationship with Keith. As she struggles to maintain her focus in the midst of growing chaos, Elly will learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice.


After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

When Lauren and Ryan hit the breaking point in their marriage, they take a year off with only one rule: they can’t contact each other. As Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, she learns her friends and family have their own ideas on what marriage means. These influences and her own healing process begin to change her thoughts on monogamy and marriage. When you can have romance without loyalty and commitment without marriage, what are you willing to fight for?


The Revealed by Jessica Hickam

After the war that killed over five billion people, Lily Atwood’s father helped rebuild and reunite humanity allowing him to rise to power. Even with the newfound peace, an enemy remains called the Revealed. The Revealed have been kidnapping 18 year olds with special powers from around the world, and Lily is their next target. However, Lily did not break away from her father’s shadow to go down without a fight.


My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal

Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. Her last kiss–the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died–is a blur. Cassidy is trapped in the world of the living and cannot remember anything about the weeks leading up to her death. If she wants to uncover the truth, Cassidy has to face all the decisions she made—good and bad–that led to her last kiss.


The Never Never Sisters by L. Alison Heller

Paige Reinhardt can’t wait for summer and the opportunity to reconnect with her husband, Dave, at their Hampton’s cottage. But with Dave’s mysterious work crisis and the return of her troubled sister, Paige is thrust into a summer of attempting to reconnect with her sister in the city heat. This summer, Paige will learn that she does not know as much as she thought about the people she is closest to.


Hidden by Catherine McKenzie

When Jeff Manning is hit by a car and killed on his way home from work, his wife, Claire, and his co-worker Tish are devastated by the news. Claire must comfort her son, as well as make funeral arrangements and deal with family members, while Tish agrees to represent the company at the funeral. Through three points of view, Hidden explores relationships, the results of the decisions we make, and the obligation we have to the people we love.


The Glass Kitchen by Linda Francis Lee

Portia Cuthcart never intended to leave Texas. Her dream was to run the Glass Kitchen restaurant her grandmother built. After a string of betrayals and the loss of her legacy, Portia vows to never cook again and moves to Manhattan. But when she moves into a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side, she meets widowed father Gabriel, a man with his hands full trying to raise two daughters on his own. Soon, a promise made to her sisters forces Portia back into a world of magical food and emotions, where she must confront everything she has been running from.

Alejandra likes ice cream, dancing and pretty things. You can usually find her exploring downtown Phoenix, where she lives, or singing to herself while writing in a coffee shop.

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