Great Beach Reads For Vacay With Kensington Publishing

July 6, 2017  |  

It’s vacation time! While you are packing your beach essentials, don’t forget a great book to read while basking in the sun’s rays! Reading is a fabulous way to relax and unwind. Kensington Publishing has the perfect books for beach day.

Family is the core focus amongst these beach reads. Sometimes reconnecting with family can expose secrets, but also lead to healing. In the end, having a strong bond can help these women get through the worst and move on to a happy future. Forgiveness, courage, and truth will help guide them as they confront their troubled pasts and face the possibilities of the present.


Every family has secrets. These secrets can harbor negativity but dealing with them head on can heal those involved. Uncovering the secrets and moving forward is the ultimate quest. Author Donna Hill brings us A House Divided to share one woman’s journey to discover the truth but not hurt her family along the way.

Would you be willing to destroy someone’s life in exchange for ultimate success? Journalist Zoie has some decisions to make. After heading back home to New Orleans after the passing of her grandmother, she realizes there are dark secrets lurking in her family’s history. She wants to get the truth out but it may mean she could lose her family.

Zoie must gain a clear understanding of why her relatives were deceptive and what she will gain or lose from exposing the truth. This is her job as a journalist, after all, and she’s used to having to make hard decisions but this time she could lose it all.

Can she uncover her own history and not hurt anyone in the process? She must find out the real definition of family and learn how to forgive.

On sale 7/27.

BETWEEN LOST & FOUND by Shelly Stratton

Sometimes we harbor feelings that we don’t need to hold on to. Life is about letting go, moving forward, and taking chances. Author Shelly Stratton talks about this in her new book Between Lost & Found.

Growing up wasn’t easy for Janelle Marshall. Due to her unpredictable upbringing, she’d rather play it safe than be impulsive in her decisions. But nothing ever goes according to planned.

Janelle has a promising career and a successful boyfriend. She longs for a secure future and things are looking up. This all changes when she gets a call that the eccentric grandfather who helped raised her, Little Bill, has gone missing. Janelle must travel to his tiny town in South Dakota and she isn’t looking forward to it.

Even though it’s a small town, finding Little Bill is harder than expected. With the help of the locals, Janelle relies on their support as time is ticking. As she searches for her grandfather, she discovers secrets the town is harboring from those that care for him. What will she learn about herself and the choices she’s made—and will she find Little Bill?

On sale 7/25.

LOVE BLOOMS by Jamie Pope

It’s easy to regret decisions made in the past. Unfortunately, sometimes this dictates the future. Who can be trusted? Who will understand? Author Jamie Pope explores this in her new book Love Blooms with her character Nova.

Nova doesn’t trust anyone due to her upbringing and a previously failed marriage. She doesn’t even trust herself or the idea that she will ever be a good enough mother for her young son.

As a popular stylist and makeup artist, she can do it all. She needs to get out of Martha’s Vineyard so her talent can soar, but she doesn’t want to leave her safety net with the few family members she has around. Nova needs to make some serious moves to open new doors so she can excel in her field.

Her childhood frenemy, ex-army Ranger Tanner, comes back to town and disrupts her life. Their bickering shows the attraction between them. Nova is confused by their relationship and doesn’t know how to navigate. Are they looking for the same thing? Tanner has secrets and Nova is vulnerable, but he definitely wants to be a part of her life. When their bond is threatened, can they work out the past so they can be together in the future?

On sale 7/25.

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