Books to Keep on the Bedside Table

Recommendations from your local librarian.

Summer is here and with the season comes summer reading time!

Fill your bedside table with these new books for adults, recommended by your Diane Bondi, a librarian at the Merrick Library.

Spring Fever by Mary Kate Andrews

If you’re looking for an enjoyable escape, this charming tale about love and second chances is for you. Preparing to move on four years after a divorce, Annajane realizes that she is not over her ex-husband when his wedding to another woman is abruptly cancelled, a situation that is further complicated by her engagement to another man.

Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer

Summer on Dragonfly Lake is ripe for romance, temptation, and self-discovery as the lives of three women unexpectedly intertwine. Summer Breeze illustrates how the best of friends can offer comfort, infuriate, or even sometimes open one’s eyes to the astonishing possibilities of life lived in a different way. This captivating novel displays a gifted writer at the height of her storytelling powers.

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

After she loses her engagement ring and her phone is stolen during a hotel fire drill, Poppy Wyatt, discovering an abandoned phone in a trash can, crashes into the life of the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, when she uses his phone to make her wedding preparations. What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other's lives through emails and text messages. Charming, delightful and wildly funny!

Cottage at Glass Beach by Heather Barbieri

A novel of love, life, and loss with a touch of fantasy! Heather Barbieri’s new book is a perfect beach read. Humiliated by her husband's infidelity, 40-year-old Nora Keane, married to the youngest attorney general in Massachusetts, takes refuge with her maternal aunt on Burke's Island off the coast of Maine where she finally finds the courage to take charge of her own life.



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