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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,840 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Kay Andrews Narrator: Isabel Keating Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 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 her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs.

Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about.

Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Isabel Keating makes the most of the material, giving each character a distinctive Southern accent, fitting for these girls from Savannah. Recommended for Andrews's fans and those wishing some light fair. Library Journal

  • For a group of girls on a roadtrip, this is the perfect way to pass the time. Smitten with Reading
  • Isabel Keating's treatment of dialogue enhances the characters in this easy summer read...The over-the-top dialect of some of the minor characters combined with some amusing scenes give the listener some laughs that balance the challenging choices the main players face. The dialogue and individual characterizations make this especially good on audio. AudioFile Magazine
  • Andrews…is at her warm and funny best…[she] simply excels at creating the kind of characters readers can relate to, and she has a fabulous sense of humor to boot. Library Journal (starred review)
  • Andrews spins a beach blanket sizzler… This warm weather treat has a lot going for it. Publishers Weekly
  • [A] tailor-made beach read…another charmer Booklist
  • ...unraveling secrets makes for fascinating reading. This is a perfect beach book: the tale of a sandy, flea-bitten summer house and one month in August in which honesty triumphs over silence, and love over lies. Ellis falls in love, and Dorie meets a new guy, and Julie makes a big decision, and Maryn breaks free... and the readers of Summer Rental will stay glued to their sandy beach chairs waiting to see what happens next. Barnes & Noble Review
  • …this is prime beach-read material Daily Record (Gannett Newspapers)

  • Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2012

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teri | 2/19/2014

    " Great easy read. Chick book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamie Varon | 2/15/2014

    " Entertaining. Nothing mindblowing, but interesting enough for a summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janel | 2/6/2014

    " An easy going, light read filled with lots of girl talk, a romance, and some suspense all taking place with a beach atmosphere. Not the type of book that is impossible to put down, but a comfortable "brain vacation" of a book. I wasn't crazy about some of the female characters, finding them a little irritating here and there. I really enjoyed the romance between one of the girls, Ellis and the cute guy who owned the rental the friends were staying at. All in all I really liked it, but enjoyed Mary Kay's Savannah Blues and Savannah Breeze better. A fun book with a great beach backdrop and happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tricha Leary | 2/1/2014

    " This book is wonderful!! I loved it! The woman had been friends in school and it was so fun finding out how much they had changed and again how much they stayed the same. The relationships that they had with one another and with the men in their lives. "

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