Women – Contemporary Female Beach Reads

Beautiful day /Hilderbrand, Elin 
Gathering on Nantucket for a wedding planned to the letter by the bride’s late mother, the Carmichaels and the Grahams hide their scandal-ridden, crumbling lives from the blissfully unaware, happy couple.

The beach house / Green, Jane
Disregarding local gossip that pegs her as an eccentric, sixty-five-year-old Nantucket widow Nan skinny-dips in unattended pools and steals her neighbors’ flowers before her dwindling funds force her to take in boarders, a change that brings an unexpected visitor.

Confessions of a shopaholic (Series) / Kinsella, Sophie
Financial journalist Rebecca Bloomwood seeks solace from the boredom and pressures in life with her shopping, a solution that brings her close to financial disaster, until she encounters a story that will change her life.

Lipstick jungle / Bushnell, Candace
Three powerful and sexy women who have found success in their chosen fields confront personal turmoil and professional challenges as they face life-changing choices.

Chasing Harry Winston/ Weisberger, Lauren
Making a pact that they will change the things that most challenge them within a year’s time, Manhattan friends Emmy, Leigh, and Adriana shed their downtrodden identities in order to pursue the high life.

Something borrowed / Giffin, Emily
After a night of indiscriminate partying, Rachel sleeps with a close friend’s fiancâe and is consumed with guilt, until the intensity of her feelings forces her to make a difficult choice.

Tales from the crib / Coburn, Jennifer
After agreeing to her husband’s suggestion to remain married in name only to create a stable environment for their child, Lucy Klein, while dealing with her strange situation, children’s parties, her cousin’s wedding to herself, and dating, discovers how to be a great mom without losing her self-identity. Original.

Best friends forever / Weiner, Jennifer
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were close until a betrayal during their teen years drove them apart; but twenty years later, a terrified Val shows up on Addie’s doorstep wearing a bloody coat, pushing them both into a wild adventure where they must rely on one another again.

Queen of babble/ Cabot, Meg
Lizzie Nichols discovers that her inability to keep her mouth shut has landed her in hot water when she aggravates her unfaithful boyfriend, is stranded in London, and takes a job as a bartender for a catered wedding at a French chateau.

Eligible : a novel / Sittenfeld, Curtis
Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters’ football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin’s unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon.

List Created 6/6/16 – James Hartmann

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