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Summer Rental: A Novel

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Isabel Keating

14 Hours 44 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

June 2011

Audio Book Summary

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' audiobook 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.

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

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  • Tiffany Downing

    I loved the plot mary kay andrews always has a good story that keeps you interested. not as much diy ideas but still cute little details about what could be were added

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  • pilar padilla

    This is a predictable plot line with superficial and predictable characters whom are difficult to sympathize with, since they ate so petty. It is yet another simple story about women who cannot possibly have alife without a man.

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  • Anonymous

    This book chronicles the vacation of 3 life-long girlfriends that decide to spend a month in Nags Head North Carolina together. A 4th women gets mixed up in the vacation through serendipitous circumstances. Each character had to deal with her own issues by confronting the doubt and fear surrounding her identity. Coincidentally enough, they all seemed to "figure it out" in this same exact time frame. (Yes I am being sarcastic) It's difficult for me to really recommend this read and I want to say that I really liked it....but it was just okay. I've read better and I've read worse. The character development and the dialogue always seemed a little one dimensional and contrite to me. The read in general fell flat until the very end.... however I think the author did a good job painting the location. The rental house and the beach town seemed like the most real characters of the entire book.

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