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Summer at the Cape

The fourth captivating “Cape Sanctuary” novel (following The Path to Sunshine Cove) shows how overcoming past hurts and tragedy can pave the way for positive change. Will please readers of the series as well as fans of authors such as Susan Mallery and Debbie Macomber.

The Fashion Orphans

Filled with relatable situations and just enough drama to keep readers interested, this is for fans of fiction dealing with mother-daughter and sisterly relationships.

The Month of Borrowed Dreams

Lushly described scenery and a diverse group of characters add interest to this fifth book set on the fictional Finfarran Peninsula (after The Transatlantic Book Club) that is sure to please fans of the series. Readers who enjoy the works of Maeve Binchy will find a similar author here.

Fellowship Point

Dark’s novel takes on serious topics, from patriarchy to capitalism, with a multifaceted main character and a story line that’s as surprising as it is satisfying. Sure to please fans of literary women’s fiction like the work of Elizabeth Strout.

The Paper Palace

This psychologically resonant and sometimes dark debut novel adds gravitas to the summer read as its vivid sense of place transports the reader. Will win Heller many fans, especially among those who enjoy Liane Moriarty and B. A. Paris.

The Clover Girls

Shipman’s (The Heirloom Garden) evocative novel is a love letter to Michigan summers, past and present, and to the value of lifelong friendships. A blissful summer read sure to please the author’s many fans, and fans of writers like Elin Hilderbrand or Kristin Hannah.

The Stepsisters

This engaging character study by Mallery (The Vineyard at Painted Moon) is sure to please her many fans as well as readers of similar authors such as Nancy Thayer and Debbie Macomber.


The Keepsake Sisters

Wilde’s second novel set in Moonglow Cove (after The Moonglow Sisters) is a redemptive story of the healing power of unconditional familial love and the potential to grow through life’s struggles. It’s sure to please the author’s many devoted readers, and fans of similar authors, like Susan Mallery and Kristan Higgins.

The Sweet Taste of Muscadines

Filled with vivid landscape descriptions, Southern charm, and heartfelt familial connections, this novel is sure to please readers, especially fans of Southern women’s fiction and family dramas like the works of Mary Kay Andrews and Kristin Hannah.

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