There’s nothing like a fantastic beach read, a poolside page-turner, or a rainy day novel – to prove it’s the simple things in life that make mom content. Here are ten titles that go far beyond fluff, but won’t drain your mental battery. Happy reading, moms!
One Night on the Island by Josie Silver
This novel by New York Times bestselling author Josie Silver is a classic romantic about two strangers who come together when double-booked at a one room cabin.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Delia Owens bestselling novel has sold over 12 million copies, and was turned into a movie, produced by Reese Witherspoon – in theaters now!
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Another funny book with real depth, Lessons in Chemistry is about a 1960s scientist who finds herself as host of a cooking show—challenging societal norms every step of the way.
The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner
The Summer Place is this year’s ultimate beach read offering from chick-lit queen Jennifer Weiner.
Part of Your World by Abby Jimenez
After a wild bet, gourmet grilled-cheese sandwich, and cuddle with a baby goat, Alexis Montgomery has had her world turned upside down. The cause: Daniel Grant, a ridiculously hot carpenter who’s ten years younger than her and as casual as they come—the complete opposite of sophisticated city-girl Alexis. And yet their chemistry is undeniable.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. But when her sister’s entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan, the best man. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs. Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Nora Stephens is a literary agent who finds herself in a romantic “meet cute” situation that wouldn’t be out of place in a novel.
Dream On by Angie Hockman
Author Angie Hockman’s sophomore novel about a women who wakes up from a car accident thinking about her “dream man”, who turns out to be real, was called “wonderfully original” by Publishers Weekly.
Something Wilder by Christina Lauren
This book about Lily, a Wild West treasure hunting guide, spans genres of adventure, mystery and romance.
The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews
Booklist calls this “a perfect summer escape”, and combines the fun of DIY home restoration reality shows, mystery and murder.
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