Whether your kids just went back to school or you have one last vacation to squeeze in, we think there’s still plenty of time for one (or four) more great summer books. No matter your end of summer book craving, we can satisfy it with one of these four fantastic reads.

The Killer Thriller – Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

Author of last year’s smash hit All Is Not Forgotten, Wendy Walker, is back with another can’t-put-down page-turner. Two sisters went missing three years ago and only one returned. Her story of capture and betrayal is horrifying, but something doesn’t add up for forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter. As the story unfolds, Abby begins to uncover just how dark the secrets go and how close they are to home.

The Second-Chance Romance – Before I Knew by Jamie Beck

On the anniversary of her husband’s suicide, Colby is doing her best to put her life back together. It isn’t happening easily and it won’t happen quickly, but she’s hoping the opening of her restaurant will be the catalyst to putting things right. Being pressured to hire an old family friend, Alec, could put a halt to her healing though. Both riddled with guilt and secrets, Alec and Colby will be forced to grieve and heal together, but only if the past can keep from destroying their future.

The Light Beach Read – Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

This Good Morning America “must read” will make you feel much better about not reaching your bikini bod goals this year. Janey Sweet is the CEO of a posh wedding dress company, but recently she lost a husband and gained some weight. Now, her business partner is demanding that she lose weight or step down. Janey begins throwing herself into all forms of exercise and meets a dumpster diving hottie and an enlightened silver fox. Fitness Junkie takes you on a hilarious journey through our image-obsessed culture.

The Lovely Literary Novel – The Goddesses by Swan Huntley

Say “aloha” to this gorgeous and addicting book. Nancy just moved her family to Kona, Hawaii, in search of a fresh start. When she gets there, she becomes fast friends with her charismatic and daring yoga instructor. As the two sink deeper into their friendship, Nancy begins to abandon more of herself. And what once felt like newfound freedom suddenly turns to desperation as the friendship turns manipulative and destructive.

2017-09-07T04:50:55+00:00 August 12th, 2017|The Big Summer Book-out Issue|


  1. Anna Loomis Russell August 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to read Emma in the night

  2. Karina Thibodeau August 17, 2017 at 1:57 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to read Goddesses by Swan-Huntley. Thank you for the chance

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