"Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction...."
Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices...more
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Three friends who grew up together, but now live in different parts of the world, rent a summer home on the Outer Banks in North Carolina for a month so they can spend some time together and reconnect. Each of them comes with a problem she needs to solve. I have friends who have a second home on the Outer Banks. I have never been there, but have...more
So, Summer Rental is about three best friends who are all thirty-five and kind of at a turning point in their lives. They had planned to rent...more
Such are the long-gone surroundings in which three best friends from school days find themselves on a month long reunion on the beach at Nags Head, North Carolina.
Ellis, the hyper-organized planner, has been downsized from a large-bank in Philadelphia. Married briefly and unsuccessfully, fresh out of college, Elly threw her...more
SUMMER RENTAL is a lighthearted beach read that tackles some serious topics, though not well. In my opin...more
Ellis has just been downsized from her job. She needs this vacation. She and her friends, Julia and Dorie have been planning it...more
Eine schöne leichte Sommerlektüre, die sehr spannend geschrieben ist. In das Buch kam ich sofort super rein und wollte es nicht mehr aus der Hand legen.
Die 3 langjährigen Freundinnen Ellis, Julia u...more
Category – Fiction/Literature
This is Chick Lit and Beach Read at its best. If you have not read any of the novels of Mary Kay Andrews this would be a great time to start. Her stories take place in the south, in such wonderful locations as Savannah, Georgia, and Nags Head, North Carolina. They are funny, they are witty, and above all they are all good reads.
Ellis Sullivan and two of her friends since grade school decide to have...more
Considering that, this is a book about women in their mid thirties, who are educated and worldly I had to say I was rather amazed at how Ms Andrews portrayed them.
We get to spend the month of August with best friends since elementary school—meet Julie, Ellis and Dorie who are spending the month in a beach house on the outer banks of North Caroline. A very diverse group of women that in “real life” may never bond as well as this group does. Add into the mix the se...more
I don't read much general fiction, but it really works for me in audio format, because I don't usually have to worry so much if my 4 year old walks into the room while I am listening to it. As a result, this is not necessarily a book that I would have picked up in the bookstore to read, but it worked perfectly for me in audio format...and I really enjoyed the story.
This book is about 3 childhood friends who rent a house on the Outer Banks for a month in August. Coincidentally, they are...more
As a caveat, I'm not a huge fan of those 'group friendship stories' ala the YaYa's, knitting sisterhood or whatever else. I also find stories with a pass-it-around narrative to be often confusing in terms of storyline, or even bothersome if the characters aren't distinct enough and blend together.
However, I was strapped for new audiobooks and I've always found this author enjoyable, so I gave it a try. I suppose my reactions were much like the characters themselves, in that I had a love/hate rea...more
The main character Ellis has a farcical relationship with the guy next door. He's also the landlord and that's supposed to be one of their obstacles to "happily ever after." It's pretty forced and unrealistic, but fun to read for the most part.
Dorie and Julie, her life long friend...more
Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she’s made over the past decade of her life. Julia—whose caustic wit covers up her wounds–has a man who loves her and is offering...more
In Summer Rental three lifelong friends are taking a summer month long vacation at a cottage on the beach in the Outerbanks. All have something that they are dea...more
She also publishes under the name Kathy Hogan Trocheck.