Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Book Club: July

A new month a new book club day. :) 

One of our favorite things about summer is that we get to read all those fun summer beach reads. Last month's book club selection was one we had been looking forward to. One of our favorite southern authors, Mary Kay Andrews, came out with her latest novel The Weekenders, and we couldn't wait to pack it in our beach bags. 

Our Review:
As the novel begins we learn of Riley Griggs and her family's ties to Belle Isle, North Carolina and how her return for the summer just might not be the same as previous years. She and her wishy-washy husband are planning to announce their divorce upon their return, but as she is waiting on the docks awaiting his arrival to join her on the ferry to Belle Isle it becomes clear he isn't going to show. 

Thus begins a juicy tale following Riley through her summer filled with foreclosure, murder, money troubles, cranky teenagers, friendship, and long lost love. We love Andrew's sassy southern style writing and The Weekenders had us both laughing and tearing up throughout Riley's journey. 

As secrets became unraveled from some of Belle Isle's most prominent residents, and the continuous mystery of who murdered Griggs' husband, we found we couldn't put this novel down. Without giving too many spoilers we loved how it ended and was so surprised to learn who the actual murderer was (we never saw it coming!)

We definitely recommend The Weekenders if you love a good light beach romance mixed with a little bit of mystery. It was a fast read and we already can't wait for Andrews' next novel. 

Now share with us, what did you think of The Weekenders? 

This month we are going to change it up and have a free read. We will come back here and give you a review of all the books we've packed in our pool bags this month. 

Here's a hint as to how we've kicked off our month...

Carrie Beth's First Selection: 
The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza

Jen's First Selection: 
 The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

Stay tuned...

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Happy Reading!
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