Emma, Mackenzie and Serena bonded over their New York City dreams. Every summer, they spent one week at the lake together, solving their problems over wine and ice cream. They keep the tradition for years, until they drift apart. It's been five years since Emma has seen her friends, and now she's in desperate need of their support. When a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. To heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women return to the lake that once united them, to discover which relationships are worth holding on to.
As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town called Cypress Key. There's one motel, a marina, a long stretch of pristine beach and an old fishing pier with a community casino-which will be perfect for the film's explosive climax.
A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of thanking her parents, for Claire Dellamore's childhood was like a fairytale. But Claire discovers that fairytale was really an elaborate lie... She attempts to quiet her nerves with a walk on the beach, but witnesses a murder on a nearby cliff. When police find no evidence of foul play, they write off her testimony as less than credible. Luke Elwell has reason to believe Claire; years ago when his mother went missing, Luke's father suspected she'd been murdered. He died without convincing the police to investigate. When an employee of the grand hotel goes missing, Luke steps in to help Claire track her down. As Claire and Luke put together the pieces of a decades-old mystery, they discover that some family secrets refuse to stay buried.
Iris Standish has always been the responsible older sibling: the one with the steady marriage, loving family, and sensible job. But as her carefully-constructed life spins out of her control, a cryptic postcard from her estranged sister Leah arrives: Please Come. Iris heads to her childhood lakeside home, where Leah is planning her summer wedding to a man their New Hampshire clan has never met.
As new love beckons and Hampstead Lake shimmers in the background, Iris must decide when to wade in cautiously and when to dive-and, ultimately, how to ferry herself to safe harbors, in this enticing novel of second chances and the ties that bind.
Judge Anne Marie Laveaud has lived in Guadeloupe for more than a decade. The body of a white female French tourist is discovered on a nudist beach, where she was raped and murdered. What turned this woman's vacation in paradise into a final nightmare? As always, the story of a murdered white woman has attracted the attention of international media. Furthermore, the economy of Guadeloupe, so dependent on the tourist industry, could suffer a terrible hit if this case isn't brought under control with some quick, impressive police work.
The busy summer tourist season is winding down in Busman's Harbor, Maine, but Julia Snowden senses trouble simmering for the Snowden Family Clambake Company. Shifty David Thwing--the "Mussel King" of upscale seafood restaurants--is sniffing around town for a new location. But serving iffy clams turns out to be the least of his troubles...When Thwing is found sleeping with the fishes beneath a local lobsterman's boat, the police quickly finger Julia's brother-in-law Sonny as the one who cooked up the crime. Sure, everyone knows Sonny despised the Mussel King...but Julia believes he's innocent. Proving it won't be easy, though. It seems there's a lot more than murder on the menu, and Julia needs to act quickly.
An idyllic summer at the cottage in the 1950s, as revealed through the eyes of a boy on the cusp of adolescence: experiencing his first crush, discovering the joy of nature, and struggling to understand grown-ups.
Every year, from the end of June to the end of August, Bruce and his family go to their cedar-clad cottage on the blue, wide lake. At first, this summer of 1954 seems like any other: floating in the row boat with Grace from next door, jumping off the diving raft, eating peach pie, exploring with Angus the dog, watching the seagulls, frogs and herons and catching crayfish.But just when he realizes life is perfect, everything starts to change. He’s ten, the family dynamics are shifting, and over the summer both the harshness of the adult world and the patterns of the natural world reveal themselves. By the time the weather turns he will be a different child, and will have chosen his own path to understanding the wilderness that waits behind their wooden homes. Funny, subtle and true, Barefoot at the Lake transports us to a long, hot, poignant summer.
A picnic is a great escape from our day-to-day and a chance to turn a meal into something more festive and memorable. The Picnic shares everything you need to plan an effortless outdoor get-together: no-fail recipes, helpful checklists, and expert advice. With variations on everyonéђةs favorite deviled eggs, 99 uses for a Mason jar (think cocktail shaker, firefly catcher, or cookie jar), rules for scoring lawn games, and refreshing drinks to mix up in crowd-friendly batches, let The Picnic take the stress out of your next party and leave only the fun.
New to fishing and have no idea how to start? With Basic Fishing, you'll be an accomplished angler in no time at all. Expert angler and award-winning outdoor writer Wade Bourne was taught to fish by his father. In turn, Bourne taught his children how to fish. Now he brings his expertise to Basic Fishing, a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of fishing with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons on: - Different types of fishing equipment and how to select the best tackle- Baiting techniques for artificial and natural baits- Tips for selecting the best fishing spot- A survey of boats, motors, and boating accessories- Handy methods for cooking and cleaning fish- And more! This book is great for families looking to bond in the great outdoors, and it proves that the joy of fishing can last a lifetime and beyond as it is passed down from generation to generation.
The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the outdoors enthusiast, completely updated and now in full color. This latest (fifth) edition of the award-winning "Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia" will again prove to be the most effective outdoor skills instruction book ever published. This monumental guide to the outdoors is produced for the first time in full color, featuring more than 1,300 photographs and 1,000 diagrams and illustrations. Totally revised and updated, this indispensable resource offers in-depth coverage of hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, boating, survival, first aid, bowhunting, and species profiles of game animals, birds, fish, and sporting dogs. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced sportsmen as well as any person planning to learn outdoor skills.
Tons of party games, including popular "minute-to-win" challenges! What's the secret to the best parties? Games--and the sillier, the better, with activities guaranteed to keep everyone laughing, including: Cookie Face (Who can walk the farthest with a cookie on his forehead?) Two Truths and a Lie (Which one is the lie?) Improv in a Bag (Teams come up with a skit using household items.) Mummy Wrap (A race to make the fastest toilet-paper mummy.) Human Bowling (Just like it sounds!) And many more, including scavenger hunts, truth-or-dare ideas, holiday games, and do-it-yourself challenges.
Quilting Projects Beach & Cottage Style shows how to transform any dwelling into a relaxing shore retreat, with sea-inspired linens and home decor. This book presents dozens of simple, beautiful projects, with inspirational ideas for sewing, painting and crafting a love affair with the ocean. Readers will discover charming ways to enhance bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens or family spaces with coordinating seaside hues and matching coastal themes. Anyone with a little craft or quilting knowledge can make these accessible and engaging projects, which range from quilts, wall hangings and cushions to tablecloths, pot holders and tea towels. With gorgeous color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, this book will enable readers to stylishly decorate an entire seaside home, or just give an ordinary room anywhere a lovely seaboard motif"
A long, long drive.
It's been a year
of dreaming, waiting.
Now, summer's here.
In a funny and heartfelt celebration of family, vacations, and the joy of the sea, Deanna Caswell and Amy June Bates capture the essence of summer--building sand castles, jumping the waves, and watching the stars come out after a long day at the beach--and the love that warms every moment.
Caterina is a little brown bird with a penchant for planning, so when she and her little brother, Leo, spend the day at the beach, she makes sure to bring along everything they’ll need to have a perfect summer day. Leo’s dearest wish is to see a whale, but even Caterina knows that no one can plan that kind of awesome encounter. But soon, Leo spies something big and gray in the water. Can he convince Caterina to leave the plan behind and chase the whale with him?
Rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Kids will learn about a variety of shells and count along with the boy as he totals up his collection, puts his shells away, and then drifts off into a well-earned bedtime. A spread of seashell facts caps off the story.
What could that be down in the sea? Is it a fish? A snail? A mermaid's tail? No, it's bigger than that ... a LOT bigger ... it's Sea Rex! Join Cordelia and her crestacious companions as they spend a memorable day at the beach, as only dinosaurs can do!
A gorgeous new concept board book featuring colors, counting, and underwater animals Descend into the depths of the sea! And meet along the way one blue whale (spouting at the surface of the water), two green turtles, three grey dolphins, four yellow seahorses, five red starfish, and 100 colorful fish.
What does a toddler say when she drops her sunglasses in the sand? "Uh-Oh!" What does she say when a seagull lands on her sandcastle? "Uh-Oh!" What does she say when she finds a crab in her pail? "Uh-Oh!" And what does she say when a BIG wave is coming? That's the biggest "Uh-Oh!" of all! This nearly wordless story of toddler adventure perfectly captures the dynamics between the youngest friends and the sheer pleasure of that favorite toddler word: Uh-Oh!
Who doesn't love summer? Of course, students look forward to the academic break, but there are many educational opportunities this warm season provides outside the classroom. These fun step-by-step projects are sure to engage young readers.
Crawling crabs -- Butterfly pegs -- Seascape in a bottle -- Sandcastles -- Flower prints -- Mini kites -- Sunflower pot -- Rafts -- Starfish.
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