The season of beach reads is starting and I welcome Mariah Stewart today with her new book, An Invincible Summer. Now on tour with TLC Book Tours.
About An Invincible Summer:
An endearing novel of friendship, forgiveness, and second chances by New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart.
It was a lifetime ago that recently widowed Maggie Flynn was in Wyndham Beach. Now, on the occasion of her fortieth high school reunion, she returns to her hometown on the Massachusetts coast, picking up right where she left off with dear friends Lydia and Emma. But seeing Brett Crawford again stirs other emotions. Once, they were the town’s golden couple destined for one another. He shared Maggie’s dreams―and eventually, a shattering secret that drove them apart.
Buying her old family home and resettling in Wyndham Beach means a chance to start over for Maggie and her two daughters, but it also means facing her rekindled feelings for her first love and finally confronting―and embracing―the past in ways she never thought possible. Maggie won’t be alone. With her family and friends around her, she can weather this stormy turning point in her life and open her heart to the future. As for that dream shared and lost years ago? If Maggie can forgive herself, it still might come true.
About the Author:
Mariah Stewart is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of several series, including The Chesapeake Diaries and The Hudson Sisters, as well as stand-alone novels, novellas, and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life, tends her gardens, and works on her next novel. She’s the proud mama of two fabulous daughters who―along with her equally fabulous sons-in-law―have gifted her with six adorable (and yes, fabulous) granddarlings. For more information visit www.mariahstewart.com.
Maggie goes home for her 40ieth high school reunion (so we are of an age. I am slightly older but still, it’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of a beach read that features a protagonist in my demographic.) She left a very long time ago for reasons best left forgotten and has had a life well lived but it was time to go back.
She buys her old family home and finds that some friendships are forever where other relationships that were broken can still stir strong emotions. Particularly the one that sent her reeling in the first place.
As Maggie and her daughters settle into life into her old home not all is going to be easy but it’s not all going to be a struggle either. What makes this book so readable are the relationships and how the past ties into the future. Isn’t that the way it is for all of us? Granted without the major drama and big secrets most of the time but it’s the friendships and relationships that keep us both coming home and enjoying beach reads.
An Invincible Summer is a fast pace, easy to read story delving into the relationships we have in life and how they both break and sustain us.