5 books to bring to the beach this summer
Beaches and books just go together. Whether you prefer the soft rustle of paper or the glow of your Kindle, here are some of the must-read books of the summer. Bring along one of these sure-to-be bestsellers as you enjoy the sugary white beaches of South Walton or as you relax in the comfort of your beautiful beachside home or condo.
Half a King - Joe Abercrombie
Half a King is an engaging, fast-paced novel with a plot that includes plenty of revenge, scandal, grit and villainy. The novel's main character is Yarvi, a young prince with a congenitally deformed hand. Determined to still make a difference, he focuses on intellectual pursuits and joins a somewhat secretive group as a Minister. The novel supplies plenty of twists in this page-turning story.
Save the Date - Mary Kay Andrews - June 3 release
New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews gives readers the story of Cara Kryzik, a Savannah florist who is about to book the wedding of all weddings — the one that will solidify her career. Cara herself is a skeptic and doesn't believe in things like love or fairy-tale romance. The novel features a relate-able main character, clever subplots and witty secondary characters.
The Hidden Child: A Novel - Camilla Lackberg
Worldwide bestseller Camilla Lackberg gives us a brand new psychological thriller that tells the story of Erica Falck, a crime writer who discovers family secrets and a dark past. Erica starts asking questions and people start meeting violent deaths. To solve the mystery, Erica must read her late mother's wartime diaries and find answers before the lives of her husband and newborn baby are endangered.
The City - Dean Koontz - July 1 release
Bestselling author Dean Koontz brings us a new story about Jonah Kirk. Jonah comes from a long line of musical genius and is just beginning to explore his own talents when he crosses paths with a dangerous group. The plot covers three years filled with tribulation and triumph and spans themes of the power of art and music, strong friendships and what it means to be a hero.
Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman - Robert L. O'Connell - July 1 release
William Tecumseh Sherman is known as one of the greatest characters of American history. This book is sure to even surprise history buffs with revelations about the general. This biography portrays Sherman as the multifaceted man that he was — more than a general.