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The Weekenders: A Novel Paperback – May 2, 2017
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Praise for The Weekenders
“Andrews’ novels, such as Save the Date and Beach Town, are the epitome of relaxing yet involving summer reads, and her latest is no exception… Andrews blends romance, intrigue, and soap-opera-like twists in this entertaining novel about a gossipy beach town.” ―Booklist
“As her fans can already attest, Andrews has this ‘perfect beach read’ label down pat ― and then some. The Weekenders is not just good, it is beyond good… Summer doesn’t truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag.” ―RT Book Reviews (Top Pick, 4 ½ Stars)
“One of the many books you'll want to keep in your beach bag this season.” ―PopSugar
“Atlanta’s prolific chick-lit queen returns to her roots as a mystery author with this frothy tale of divorce, shady real estate deals and murder…Venturing into plots a tad darker than usual, Andrews still finds room for humor, romance and zany characters worth spending a weekend with.” ―Atlanta Journal Constitution
“The bestselling author, who has been called the ‘Beach Read Queen,’ marks summer’s start with a mystery set on quaint Belle Isle, N.C.” ―Fort Worth Star Telegram
“Fun and frothy…Think sun, sand, romance, drama and a fine sheen of witty commentary.” ―AARP.com
“Fast-forward to summer with this breezy mystery.” ―RealSimple.com
“This book has all the makings of a beach read…The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder." ―Bustle
“There is no doubt that this will be the hit of summer 2016 as Mary Kay Andrews has outdone herself once again and produced her best novel to date... a wonderful mix of drama, mystery, southern life, rich characters and love --- a page-turner that won’t last a long weekend!" ―Book Report Network
About the Author
MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, 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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The problem with The Weekenders is that the heroine is not even likable. How can you root for a trust fund baby and her obnoxious untrustworthy daughter? It is obvious that this book was written for the lucky ones who own their own beach house and resent the weekend intrusion of the "unwashed public" who dare trespass. She worries about her alcoholic brother yet is well on her way to becoming one herself. I found myself speed reading just to finish the book - a far cry from my usual slow read to appreciate all of the details that are Mary Kay trademarks. I usually reread her books during the winter months but have no desire to pick this up again. The only interesting character in the whole book was Aunt Roo and she had a minor role.
atories, I started
While there were no obvious flaws in the novel, there was nothing pulling me in. This book is several-hundred-pages-of-nothing. It's not very exciting, it dragged on, and most of the time I found myself wishing I could speed read so I could just finish and be done with it (I hate to leave a book, even a bad one, unfinished). Page after page of this: rude mother, drunk brother, angry and resentful daughter, wishy washy main character. Fast forward several-hundred-pages and there is finally some resolution, but you just wasted 6 hours of your life on the story before it.
I don't need a story to be fast paced to love it, but I do need something. Character development, a storyline that doesn't seem to go in circles, something. I feel bad saying it but don't waste your time on this book!
She continues to write in a very clever style about
people's lives in such a way that you feel like
you've grown up with them & yet in many different
settings and scenarios.....that's a gifted writer!!
If you want the SAME story repeatedly, re-read the one you like the most.
Keep it up MKA ...I look forward to your beach
read every year & already anxious for the next ;-)