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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 she's...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 Carolina. A very diverse group of women that in “real life” may never bond as well as this group does. Add into the mix the sex ...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
The good thing is that I will n ...more
I'd never read anything by Mary Kay Andrews before but I had heard good things about some of her other novels. I hate that this was my first of her books because I really struggled with it. It was my understanding that Mary Kay Andrews writes fun and quick "beach reads" so I already had somewhat lowered expectations for this and I was still disappointed.
The whole thing felt too contrived for me to become attached t ...more
Andrews usually writes with charm and wit and just a bit of attitude. Her stories are generally full of southernisms and over the top characterization ...more
SUMMER RENTAL is a lighthearted beach read that tackles some serious topics, though not well. In my opin ...more
I love that each character had his or her own dilemma to figure out. I also love that even though the girls are best friends, they still had secrets that they've kept from each other. But a month on the beach proved to bring the girls closer and allow them to share their secrets with those they loved! I also r ...more
All three women are at a time in their lives where major changes are taking place. Ellis the main character has just lost her job in the banking industry and doesn't know where her next ...more
Three women who’ve been besties since kindergarten are each at a crossroads. Ellis was recently fired from her job and is now wondering if she’s made the right choices in life. Julia is a successful model but can barely hide her deep insecurities and is afraid to accept the love of a good man. Dorie is the Southern belle whose never had a problem attracting men, but her husband has just betrayed her, and she can’t face the decisions she needs to make. They re ...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
Ellis has just been downsized from her job. She needs this vacation. She and her friends, Julia and Dorie have been planning it ...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
I really, really enjoyed this book! I mean, I was hooked right from the start! (I was also a little jealous because a whole month of beach vacation sounds impossibly lovely.)
I can honestly say I liked all of the characters, even Maryn. Dorie was sweet and seems like she’s a great friend, and Ellis is very practical and realistic, but Julia was absolutely hilarious and someone you definitely want in your corner.
I thought the whole “Mr. Culpepper” situation was funny, even when it wasn’t ...more
There are quite a bit of characters in this one and early on I was forgetting which friend was which between Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. I wish there was a bit more on each character before they went to the beach that way it would of been easier to tell them apart.
I’m always looking for some drama in the books that I read and Sum ...more
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MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels (including The Homewreckers, The Santa Suit, The Newcomer; Hello, Summer; Sunset Beach; The High Tide Club; The Weekenders; Beach Town; Save the Date; Ladies’ Night; Christmas Bliss; Spring Fever; Summer Rental; The Fixer ...more