Summers in Hawai'i are all about finding a shady spot under a tree on the coast and kicking up my heels to read (or listen to) a fabulous book. I usually get up early and walk on an ocean front trail, then snorkel and visit my eagle ray, octopus and eel friends before I read and relax for a bit. I'm often also working on (writing) a book, but I cherish my down time when I can get swept up into a story of another place or time. Cheers to another wonderful summer of reading!
THE BEACH AT SUMMERLY
By Beatriz Williams
A ravishing summer read from New York Times bestseller Beatriz Williams, sweeping readers back to a mid-century New England rich with secrets and Cold War intrigue.
"There are few more skilled practitioners of the craft of summer fiction than Beatriz Williams." – New York Times Review of Books
THE SUMMER OF SONGBIRDS
by Kristy Woodson Harvey
Four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process in this moving new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Veil and the Peachtree Bluff series.
"Anyone in the sleepaway camp mood? Now that our kids' trunks are in their cabins, it's the perfect time to dive into this beautiful, heartwarming narrative by New York Times bestselling author and southern sensation Kristy Woodson Harvey. [An] orde to female friendship and the places that shape us into who we are."—Good Morning America
by Emily Henry
A couple who broke up months ago pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends in this glittering and wise new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.
“The beach-read master hooks us again."—People
THE CODEBREAKER'S SECRET
by Sara Ackerman
A brilliant female codebreaker. An "unbreakable" Japanese naval code. A pilot on a top secret mission that could change the course of WWII. The Codebreaker's Secret is a dazzling story of love and intrigue set during America's darkest hour.
"Beautifully structured and well-told with authentic historical detail..another top historical novel by Ackerman." – Booklist Starred Review
By Jasmin Iolani Hakes
Told in part in the collective voice of a community fighting for its survival Hula is a spellbinding debut that offers a rare glimpse into a forgotten kingdom that still exists in the heart of its people.
"Stunning...an Intricately built novel that spans decades, moving In and out of a collective voice, while also telling Hi'i's deeply personal and devastating story of trying to find her way." – Los Angeles Times
SAME TIME NEXT SUMMER
by Annabel Monaghan
Do take long walks on the sand.
Do put an umbrella in every cocktail.
Do NOT run into your first love.
Named A Best Book of Summer by Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Country Living, The Skimm
In the spirit of spreading aloha, Sara shares her favorite uplifting and inspiring finds. Maybe it's a book or podcast, or maybe it's a new adventure or film that is too good not to pass along.