The Seaside Sisters Pamela M. Kelley

Posted May 31, 2024 by jrsbookr in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

by Pamela M. Kelley
The Seaside Sisters  Pamela M. KelleyThe Seaside Sisters Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on June 4, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Family Life / General, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Women
Pages: 320
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One summer can change everything.

Brooklyn-based Hannah is a bestselling author struggling to write her second book after personal losses. Her older sister, Sara, still lives in Chatham, Cape Cod, where they grew up, and is married with four children. Once a dedicated librarian, Sara dreams of reviving her love affair with literature, but instead, she is stuck with too many family responsibilities and a fizzling marriage.

When Hannah gets the chance to retreat to her aunt's oceanfront house in Chatham for the summer, it seems like just the thing to get her creative juices flowing. And she’ll be able to spend more time with Sara, who is eager to find her way back into the workforce, to do something rewarding and book-related. The pair will spend the summer making friends, rekindling romance— especially Spencer, an old acquaintance from high school-turned very hot grump— and opening themselves up to the magic of books and the beach.

Perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery and Brenda Novak, The Seaside Sisters will delight and charm you as easily as an ocean breeze.

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The Seaside Sisters is a feel-good story examining couple relationships, family, and friendship. But it’s also about working through life’s challenges and having the courage to make changes. Kelley introduces a fabulous cast of characters; I could see myself being friends with many. Even though the title is The Seaside Sisters, there’s also a focus on the aunt, uncle, brother-in-law, nephews, close friends, pets, and Chatham, MA – which has its personality too.

I had never been to Cape Cod, so reading a book with many landmarks, restaurants, and shops allowed me to imagine it in my mind’s eye. It’s evident that Kelley also enjoys the Cape, food, and drink. So many dishes were very well described; I made a list of the restaurants mentioned in hopes of trying them out.

The Seaside Sisters is a comfy, cozy, slow-paced, and easy read. I wish there had been more conflict or surprising/shocking scenes, as most of the book dealt with common everyday things, which made much of the storyline a bit ordinary.


About Pamela M. Kelley

Pamela M. Kelley is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of women’s fiction, family sagas, and suspense. Readers often describe her books as feel-good reads with people you’d want as friends.

She lives in a historic seaside town near Cape Cod and just south of Boston. She has always been an avid reader of women’s fiction, romance, mysteries, thrillers and cook books. There’s also a good chance you might get hungry when you read her books as she is a foodie, and occasionally shares a recipe or two

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