Book Picks – High Summer 2018 Edition

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We got a variety of books for you in this High Summer book round-up. We did notice, though, we seem to have a soft spot for Nantucket in this edition. Grab a book and enjoy the rest of these summer days.

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The Seasonaires by Janna King – Md Staff Pick
This story is set in Nantucket and circles around six characters: Mia from South Boston; Presley, a Southern beauty queen; Cole, a handsome introvert; Jade, the sultry daughter of a model and music mogul; J.P., an energetic young designer; and Grant, a playful party-boy. They are all working as seasonaires ― influential brand ambassadors ― for the clothing line Lyndon Wyld. We all know what happens next is going to make their summer unforgettable. What will that be? One way to find out…

Love, Life, and Elephants: An African Love Story by Daphne Sheldrick – A Model Magdalene Groves Read
This is a memoir by Dame Daphne Sheldrick who shares her career as a conservationist where she saved countless African animals from certain death. We meet a whole host of orphans―including Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope, and the majestic elephant Eleanor. We also get a peek into her relationship with David Sheldrick, the Tsavo National Park warden whose death inspired the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the orphans’ nursery.

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The High Season by Judy Blundell – Md Staff Pick
Ruthie Beamish lives in a quiet Long Island seaside village. In order to maintain this house, she must rent it out during the high season. This season is different though, as Ruthie decides enough is enough when Adeline Clay – a well connected socialite – helps herself to Ruthie’s life. As for Ruthie’s daughter, Jem, she is enjoying her independence – too much so, though? A lot is set to happen this summer and unlike any previous summers.

Clean by Alejandro Junger – Designer Bianca Coletti of Bianca Coletti Swim Read
This book likes at toxins in your life, including food. Dr. Junger shares stories of patients who have found success in living “Clean”. There are recipes that are also included. According to the book, “Clean is a medically proven program designed to be easily incorporated into our busy schedule while providing all the practical tools necessary to support and rejuvenate our bodies”.

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A Nantucket Wedding by Nancy Thayer – Md Staff Pick
Set in Nantucket, Alison is a widow who is set to get remarried. Her fiancé, David, has yet to meet her two adult daughters – Felicity and Jane. In the time leading up to Alison’s wedding, a lot happens. Felicity uncovers a secret that could shatter her carefully cultivated world. Jane finds herself infatuated with her soon-to-be stepbrother, and even Alison is wondering about her new blended family. All of this happens before Alison even walks down the aisle.

If you are in the mood for even more books, be sure to read MalenDyer Book Picks for Summer.