Savannah Breeze

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006175353X
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Fiction

“Delightfully witty…Savannah Breeze is a detective story with a beachy twist.” —Southern Living Mary Kay Andrews takes us back to Savannah, Georgia, in Savannah Breeze, the uproarious sequel to her blockbuster New York Times bestseller, Savannah Blues. Breeze is the story of BeBe Loudermilk, a Southern belle who’d dearly like to get back at the handsome, two-faced con man who swindled out of everything she owns except for a broken-down 1950s-era motel on Tybee Island. Joining BeBe on a revenge-inspired road trip south to Fort Lauderdale is her junking friend Weezie, the heroine of Blues, and a car-full of lovable misfits. Readers with a taste for the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin—not to mention Rebecca Wells and Sweet Potato Queens queen Jill Conner Browne—will adore this delightful take on the New South and one woman’s discovery of what’s really important in life.

Die Sommerfrauen

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104014340
Release Date: 2012-07-25
Genre: Fiction

»Dieser Roman ist wie der schönste Tag am Strand – er soll nie zu Ende gehen!« Susan Elizabeth Phillips Ellis, Dorie und Julia sind grundverschieden und beste Freundinnen, seit sie denken können. Jetzt haben sie endlich einmal den ganzen Sommer Zeit füreinander: vier Wochen lang, in einem Ferienhaus direkt am Meer mit Sonne satt – ein Urlaub zum Träumen. Doch alle drei haben ihre Geheimnisse: Ellis hat ihren Job verloren, Dorie hat ihren Mann verlassen und Julia hat Angst, ihrer großen Liebe das Ja-Wort zu geben. Ty Bazemore wohnt nebenan, außerdem gehört ihm das schöne Ferienhaus – doch das verrät er den Frauen nicht. Als er Ellis trifft, fühlt Ty sich sofort zu ihr hingezogen. Gibt er seinen Gefühlen nach, auch wenn er damit alles auf’s Spiel setzt? Und dann ist da noch Madison, eine Frau auf der Flucht vor ihrem alten Leben: Alles was sie jetzt braucht sind ein gutes Versteck, eine neue Identität und möglichst keine Fragen. Können ihr die drei Freundinnen helfen? Vier Wochen im Sommer, drei Freundinnen und ein Traumhaus am Strand: die perfekte Sommerlektüre – Meeresrauschen inklusive!

Christmas Bliss

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250019738
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Fiction

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and Savannah was breezy But there's trouble afoot - and it's heading toward Weezie. Seems BeBe's been holding a big secret back that would make Santa's reindeer stop dead in their tracks. Can these two best friends wriggle out of these twists? Will they do it in time to ensure CHRISTMAS BLISS? Return to the wonderful world of Mary Kay Andrews' Savannah with Christmas Bliss.

Coast

Author: Janelle McCulloch
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864703313
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Architecture

This beautifully illustrated case-bound volume offers a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into some of the most extraordinary homes on America's East Coast. Featuring a range of coastal residences, from sea captains' mansions in Maine and Nantucket to clas

Great Women Mystery Writers

Author: Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313334285
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Literary Criticism

Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.

Save the Date

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250019684
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Fiction

Can this wedding be saved? Up-and-coming floral designer Cara Kryzik is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for Savannah society nuptials. The only problem is, life seems to be conspiring against her. Cara's implacable father, "The Colonel", doesn't believe in Cara's business savvy and is about to call in his twenty-thousand-dollar loan. Then, on the morning that someone steals her dog, Cara's refrigerator goes on the blink, turning twelve thousand dollars' worth of gorgeous blooms into road kill. And if that's not enough, the dog-napper, Jack Finnerty, turns up at her latest wedding and then mysteriously leaves her stranded on the dance floor. All this turmoil will be solved if Cara can pull off the lavish Trappnell-Strayhorn wedding. The payday will solve all her problems—even the looming problem of a celebrated florist named Cullen Keane who is moving into her turf from Charleston. But the wedding is in six weeks, the bride is acting strangely (even for a bride) and the stepmother of the bride is becoming Cara's biggest headache. What Cara needs is to focus, but that's not easy when Jack is turning up at every wedding in Savannah (the man seems to know everybody), with Cara in his sights and seduction on his mind. When Brooke Trappnell spirals into a shocking crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she really believes in. Is it love? Is it her own strength? In the end, for everyone, "Save the Date" has more meanings than one. Told with Mary Kay Andrews's trademark wit and keen eye for detail, Save the Date is one you won't want to miss.

The Beach House Cookbook

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250130457
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Genre: Cooking

You don’t have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews’ recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews’ novels a summertime favorite at the beach. From an early spring dinner of cherry balsamic-glazed pork medallions and bacon-kissed Brussels sprouts to Fourth of July buttermilk-brined fried chicken, potato salad, and pudding parfaits to her New Year’s Day Open House menu of roast oysters, home-cured gravlax, grits 'n’ greens casserole, and lemon-cream cheese pound cake, this cookbook will supply ideas for menus and recipes designed to put you in a permanently carefree, coastal state of mind all year long.

Sommer im Herzen

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104029115
Release Date: 2014-05-22
Genre: Fiction

Endlich: Nach „Die Sommerfrauen“ und „Sommerprickeln“ der neue Roman von Bestseller-Autorin Mary Kay Andrews. Ein Mann, vier Frauen und eine Bar direkt am Strand: der perfekte Sommerroman – große Liebe inklusive Grace Stanton ist eine erfolgreiche Lifestyle-Bloggerin. Als sie jedoch ihren Ehemann dabei erwischt, wie er sie mit ihrer Assistentin betrügt, gehen die Pferde mit ihr durch: Sie fährt seinen teuren, heißgeliebten Sportwagen in den Swimmingpool. Kurze Zeit später passt ihr Haustürschlüssel nicht mehr, ihre Kreditkarten sind gesperrt und auch der Zugang zu ihrem Blog ist gelöscht. Sie reicht die Scheidung ein, doch der Richter verdonnert sie erst einmal zu einer Trennungsbewältigungstherapie. Das hat ihr gerade noch gefehlt! Am Anfang denkt Grace noch, dass sie mit den anderen vier Teilnehmern absolut nichts gemeinsam hat. Doch dann verhält sich die Therapeutin so seltsam, dass die fünf beschließen, ihre eigene Gruppensitzung jeden Mittwochabend in der „Sandbox“ abzuhalten. Dabei stellen sie schnell fest, dass sie doch mehr verbindet, als sie dachten. Können sie ihr Schicksal selbst in die Hand nehmen und zusammen einen neuen Weg ins Leben finden? »Sommerlektüre zum Verschlingen!« TV Movie

K ss dich gl cklich

Author: Janet Evanovich
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 9783641124311
Release Date: 2015-03-23
Genre: Fiction

Ein Schlamassel kommt selten allein, das weiß die Kopfgeldjägerin Stephanie Plum nur zu gut. Als wäre es nicht schlimm genug, einer ausgebüxten Giraffe durch Trentons Straßen hinterherzujagen, muss Stephanie nun auch noch einen skrupellosen Gangster aufspüren: Salvatore Sunucchi, alias „Onkel Sunny“. Sunny wird des Mordes bezichtigt – doch niemand will sich mit ihm anlegen. Selbst Trentons heißester Cop, Joe Morelli, hat wenig Interesse, den Flüchtigen zu stellen. Denn tatsächlich ist „Der Pate“ sein Patenonkel. Als Stephanie nebenbei auch noch über einen Serienkiller stolpert, der es auf alleinstehende Seniorinnen abgesehen hat, ist das Plum'sche Chaos mal wieder perfekt ...

Beach Town

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466872912
Release Date: 2015-05-19
Genre: Fiction

Greer Hennessy is a struggling movie location scout. Her last location shoot ended in disaster when a film crew destroyed property on an avocado grove. And Greer ended up with the blame. Now Greer has been given one more chance—a shot at finding the perfect undiscovered beach town for a big budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town. There's one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino—which will be perfect for the film's climax—when the bad guys blow it up in an all-out assault on the townspeople. Greer slips into town and is ecstatic to find the last unspoilt patch of the Florida gulf coast. She takes a room at the only motel in town, and starts working her charm. However, she finds a formidable obstacle in the town mayor, Eben Thinadeaux. Eben is a born-again environmentalist who's seen huge damage done to the town by a huge paper company. The bay has only recently been re-born, a fishing industry has sprung up, and Eben has no intention of letting anybody screw with his town again. The only problem is that he finds Greer way too attractive for his own good, and knows that her motivation is in direct conflict with his. Will true love find a foothold in this small beach town before it's too late and disaster strikes? Told with Mary Kay Andrews inimitable wit and charm, Beach Town is this year's summer beach read!

Spring Fever

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466802636
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Fiction

The New York Times bestselling author of Summer Rental delivers her delicious new escapist novel about small towns, old flames, and deep secrets Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They've been divorced for four years, she's engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she's ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she's been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back. But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town. On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone. Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.

Summer Rental

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429987057
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Fiction

Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction... Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world...though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs. Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about. Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs? Mary Kay Andrews' novel is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them. Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011

The Weekenders

Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466872929
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Fiction

Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Others come only for the weekends-and the mix between the regulars and “the weekenders” can sometimes make the sparks fly. Riley Griggs has a season of good times with friends and family ahead of her on Belle Isle when things take an unexpected turn. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, Riley is confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand. And her husband is nowhere to be found. So she turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Cocktail parties aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything. Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can’t help but fall for, the New York Times bestseller The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.

Scars

Author: A. Breeze Harper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789462097612
Release Date: 2015-03-18
Genre: Education

Scars is a novel about whiteness, racism, and breaking past the normative boundaries of heterosexuality, as experienced through eighteen year old Savannah Penelope Sales. Savannah is a Black girl, born and raised in a white, working class, and rural New England town. She is in denial of her lesbian sexuality, harbors internalized racism about her body, and is ashamed of being poor. She lives with her ailing mother whose Emphysema is a symptom of a mysterious past of suffering and sacrifice that Savannah is not privy to. When Savannah takes her first trip to a major metropolitan city for two days, she never imagines how it will affect her return back home to her mother ... or her capacity to not only love herself, but also those who she thought were her enemies. Scars is about the journey of friends and family who love Savannah and try to help her heal, all while they too battle their own wounds and scars of being part of multiple systems of oppression and power. Ultimately, Scars makes visible the psychological trauma and scarring that legacies of colonialism have caused to both the descendants of the colonized and the colonizer ... and the potential for healing and reconciliation for everyone willing to embark on the journey. As a work of social fiction born out of years of critical race, Black feminist, and critical whiteness studies scholarship, Scars engages the reader to think about USA culture through the lenses of race, whiteness, working-class sensibilities, sexual orientation, and how rural geography influences identity. Scars can be used as a springboard for discussion, self-reflection and social reflection for students enrolled in American Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, human geography, LGBTQ studies and critical whiteness studies courses, or it can be read entirely for pleasure. Social Fictions Series Editorial Advisory Board: Carl Bagley, University of Durham, UK Anna Banks, University of Idaho, USA Carolyn Ellis, University of South Florida, USA Rita Irwin, University of British Columbia, Canada J. Gary Knowles, University of Toronto, Canada Laurel Richardson, The Ohio State University (Emeritus), USA A. Breeze Harper has a BA in feminist geography, from Dartmouth College, a MA in Educational Technologies from Harvard University, and a PhD from the University of California, Davis, where she studied applications of critical race feminism, critical whiteness studies, and critical food studies within cultural geography. Harper is also the author of the book, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society (Lantern Books 2010). www.abreezeharper.com