Lose Yourself This Summer in Jennifer Haveman's Must-Read Recommendations

Jennifer Haveman is a former teacher and school librarian of 20 years. This local expert and reading enthusiast shares her must-read summer book picks with us. When not (and sometimes while) at her daughters’ sporting events, she enjoys reading across genres and listening to podcasts.  She lives in Celina with her husband Rob, two daughters, two dogs, and two ducks.

Book Lovers

by Emily Henry

An ultimate tale for modern times… city woman with high-powered job escapes to small town America for a relaxing getaway and meets a boy who changes her life. Or is it?  As a literary agent, Nora Stephens knows this story all too well, one she would advise her clients against writing.  After yet another breakup, Nora heads to Sunshine Falls, NC, where she constantly bumps into Charlie Lastra, an imposing editor she knows from New York City.  While these encounters are frustrating, then flustering, what exactly do they mean for her story?   Released May 3, 2022

"Book Lovers is a rom-com lover's dream of a book." - Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising

More Than You’ll Ever Know

by Katie Gutierrez

When aspiring true-crime writer Cassie Bowman discovers the decades old story of Lore Rivera’s double life in which one of her husbands murders the other, she tracks down Lore for her side of the story.  Lore agrees to be interviewed with one condition - they will not discuss the murder.  What will Cassie learn about Lore’s deception, and how will it lead Cassie to confront her own demons?   Released June 2022

A gripping mystery and a wrenching family drama by an extraordinary new writer.

The Homewreckers

by Mary Kay Andrews

When Hattie Kavanaugh is offered a reality show renovating a Savannah beach house, she jumps at the chance.  Widowed young, Katie hopes to leave behind her grief and begin rebuilding her reputation after a big career failure.  However, renovations reveal an item belonging to a woman missing 17 years, and an investigation begins. What will happen to Hattie’s second chance at her career, and will there also be a second chance at love?   Released May 2022

A sizzling new summer read about Love. Murder. And Faulty Wiring.

One Italian Summer

by Rebecca Serle

When Katy’s mother and best friend, Carol, passes away before their trip of a lifetime, Katy embarks on the trip to Positano alone.  In the midst of considering the future of her marriage, she meets Carol who happens to be the spitting image of her mother - 30 years ago. Through Carol, she gets to know her mom, not as she remembers her, but as a young woman.  What will Katy learn about Carol, and, more importantly, what will she learn about herself?   Released March 2022

Take a trip to the Amalfi Coast in this poignant and ultimately uplifting read.

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