From the publisher:
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan returns with the ultimate beach read, as one woman forges the most unlikely friendship of all, and embarks on a summer of confronting her past in order to build the future she wants…
When Joanna Whitman’s famous ex-husband dies in a car accident, she doesn’t know what to feel. Their dysfunctional marriage held more painful secrets than she cares to remember. But when she discovers that the young woman with him in the crash is pregnant, Joanna feels compelled to act, knowing exactly how brutal the media spotlight will be on celebrity chef Cliff Whitman’s ex-wife and his mysterious female friend.
Ashley Blake can’t believe it when Joanna shows up in her hospital room and suggests they hide away at her beach house on a sleepy stretch of California coast. Joanna should be hating her, not helping her. But alone and pregnant, Ashley can’t turn down Joanna’s offer. Yet she knows that if Joanna ever found out the real reason Ashley was in that car, their tentative bond would shatter instantly.
Joanna’s only goal for the summer is privacy, but her return causes major waves in the local community, especially for the man she left behind years ago. All Ashley wants is space to plan for her and her baby’s future, and to avoid causing any trouble for Joanna. But as secrets spill out under the hot summer sun, this unlikely friendship is about to be put to the test.
“[A] poignant tale of opportunities lost and regained…This emotional romance is an easy choice to throw in the beach bag.”—Publishers Weeklyhttps://amzn.to/3PErHeW
Morgan is such a great storyteller, and I loved this book. But it is a book of secrets, and I don’t want to spoil any of it. It is a story with many strands, beautifully woven together; about friendships, new and old, second chance romance, following your dreams, dealing with paparazzi, a marriage broken into a million pieces, learning how to trust again – all set in a small beach town in California. And there’s even a bookstore. It is a wonderful book, and I hope you’ll read it!
7/2022 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
BEACH HOUSE SUMMER by Sarah Morgan. HQN; Original edition (May 17, 2022). ISBN: 978-1335462824. 384p.