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Beach Town: A Novel Paperback – May 3, 2016
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Praise for Beach Town
"Andrews expertly combines an intriguing love story with small-town quirkiness and cinematic action to highly entertaining effect." -Booklist
"Ready to kick off beach-read season? Look no further than Mary Kay Andrews's aptly titled Beach Town." -Instyle.com
"Could Beach Town be the summer beach read of the year? Featuring a bevy of memorable characters, as well as Andrews' attention to detail and distinct wit-along with her proven summer beach read track record-it very well could be." -RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars)
“There is a lot of competition out there for your beach bag filler this year. You had best go with the lady who has the track record of creating hit after hit after hit. To read Mary Kay Andrews is to love Mary Kay Andrews and Beach Town is no exception. Set your sites for this summer destination and have a grand time with a fascinating storyteller.” –Huffington Post
“A fun book that's perfect to read by the pool or in the sand...Another summer staple.” –The Durham Herald-Sun
“Beach Town is perfect reading for a sunny summer day.” –BookPage
“Fun and frothy.” –Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“It wouldn’t be Summer without another page turner from Mary Kay Andrews.” –popsugar.com
“Just in time for warm weather, Mary Kay Andrews comes through with another perfect beach read. Filled with sun, sand, and romance, Beach Town is ideal for the lazy days of summer…Though Andrew’s story is filled with deeply emotional issues, it has enough palm trees, quaint boathouses and ocean waves to qualify as a relaxing read.” –Woodbury magazine
About the Author
MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Location scout Greer Hennessy is tasked with finding a town that represents “old Florida”; somewhere far from tourists and theme parks. She finds the perfect spot in tiny Cypress Key, but runs into a roadblock when the town’s mayor, Eben Thibadeaux, has some reservations about having a big-budget film crew descending on his hometown. Greer manages to persuade Eben that a touch of Hollywood will be a boon to the local economy, but once filming gets underway chaos (and romance) ensues.
I really enjoyed this. The author does a great job describing Cypress Key, and by the time the book ended I was ready to toss my flip-flops into a suitcase and go searching for this fictional beach town. The characters are wonderful, really nicely developed and relatable. The story revolves around a major film being shot on location, and there are a lot of behind-the-scene movie-making details that I found interesting as well as entertaining. There’s a little mix of everything in this story: romance, heartache, grief, forgiveness, humor - all skillfully woven together to create a totally satisfying read.
This was the perfect story to get lost in as summer winds down here and autumn begins to creep closer and closer. I may not be able to hold on to summer forever, but I can experience it vicariously thru Ms. Andrews’ writing, and that may just be the next best thing.
Occasional swearing/strong language. There is some brief adult (non-explicit) content.
By Mary Kay Andrews
Beach Town: A Novel
Mary Kay Andrews once again delivers a good summer read. I enjoyed the hero, glasses and all. Her heroine, Greer, had a refreshingly , new occupation as a location scout and manager. I like learning new information while reading.
This was an pleasant read with a predictable romance between the two main characters. I had high hopes for their romance but it was predictable. I thought the heroine fell into bed much to easily and that she didn’t really have good reason for running away from Eb in the middle of the night. Eb the hero was much better drawn as a character. I liked the characterization of “Messiah Syndrome” for Eb. It seemed to fit him.
Andrews creates believable female characters to people the pages and to flesh out the novel. I felt for Allie all the way through. Being a teenage is always a difficult time for any girl and I cheered for as she battled her way through being taken in first by Kregg and secondly her realization of her father’s true character.
I would recommend this book as light reading and perfect to pick up and pick up again as I often do during the busy summertime.