Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax

Book Synopsis

From the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, a story of three women who join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life.

There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix  .  .  .

After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery and Nikki have banded together to make the most of what they have left, using their determination, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious beachfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up---especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration.  What could possibly go wrong?

Everything. With the cameras rolling, Maddie’s second-chance romance with her all-too-famous new boyfriend gets complicated, Nikki’s reluctance to commit to the man who lovers her could leave her to face the biggest challenge of her life and the paparazzi continue to haunt their every move. Even the hotel seems to be against them, when their renovation uncovers a decades-old unsolved murder that just might bring their lives tumbling down all over again.


Author Bio
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says bestselling author Wendy Wax “writes with breezy wit and keen insight into family relations.” Her contemporary women’s fiction has been compared to that of Jennifer Weiner and Karen Joy Fowle and her books, including her Ten Beach Road novels, Ten Beach Road, Ocean Beach, and The House on Mermaid Point, A Week at the Lake, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey and others, have been featured in national media such as USA Today, Ladies’ Home Journal, CNN Online and Woman’s World.

When Ten Beach Road was published in 2011, Wendy had no intention of moving her protagonists beyond the beachfront mansion they renovated in St. Pete Beach, Florida, where the author was born and raised.  However, Wax found her own enthusiasm for her disparate characters matched by that of readers and reviewers, so when a new Ten Beach Road story began to take shape, she couldn’t resist putting aside her work-in-progress to spend more time with her intrepid DIYers.

The author of thirteen novels, Wendy currently splits her time between Atlanta, where she has lived for almost twenty years, and New York City. When not writing, she visits with readers at bookstores and book events, reads, enjoys her and her husband’s newly empty nest and catches up with her sons on the serendipitous occasions when everyone ends up in the same place at the same time.

Giveaway
One lucky reader will win a copy of Sunshine Beach.  Open to U.S. and Canada.  Giveaway ends Monday, 6/13/16.  Winner will be notified by email, and will need to respond within 48 hours.  The book will be sent by the author or her publicist.

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23 comments:

Annmarie Weeks said...

This looks like a fun beach read!

Joan Schulhafer said...

Thanks for sharing, Trish! Joan

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Tracy Shafer said...

This looks like such a great read! Thank you!

Robin Coxon said...

Beach, sun, water and a good book, what better way to spend a break from the busy life schedule. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

This looks like the perfect summer read. Thank you for the opportunity!

Annamarie Voss said...

Sounds like a great summer read, I'm looking for a good new book.

Anonymous said...

What a fun summer read! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Rachelle Anderson said...

Sounds like a great plot!!

Anais G said...

This should be fun!

LauraJJ said...

Oh sounds like such a great read with a little bit of everything in it! I cannot wait to read and see what happens!

Alexandra Oller said...

This looks perfect to read on a hot beach day!

Gabrielly Margutti said...

This looks like a fun read!

farmgirl said...

Would love to read this book!

Connie Lee said...

I would love to read this book, thank you for the giveaway!

holdenj said...

I look forward to a summery read from her every year! Thanks!

Betty C said...

This looks like a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, reading and relaxing.

Darlene said...

I love to read, this certainly looks like a great book.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

A good storyline form all the reviews.

Nancy said...

I love to discover great authors who are new to me! I love to read!

Nancy
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Kreaka said...

I could see myself reading this out on my back patio!

Farrah Shumway said...

I would love to read this book. Summer reading iis the best! Thank you

Sue Hull said...

This sounds like a really good book. Thank you for the chance :)