Beach reads

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These new releases are just in time for beach season in Beaufort. Put one of these in your beach bag to enjoy during your next beach day!

“Porch Lights” by Dorothea Benton Frank (releases June 12)
In “Porch Lights,” the new release by beloved Lowcountry writer, Dorothea Benton Frank conjures the magic and mystery in the wild shores, misty dunes, gentle salt breezes, and rainbow sunsets of the enchanted Sullivan’s Island, where three generations of a family will discover the indelible power of love.

“Beach House Memories” by Mary Alice Monroe
In this sequel to “The Beach House,” Mary Alice Monroe returns her focus to the Isle of Palms. She skillfully weaves together issues of class, women’s rights, and domestic abuse set in the tumultuous South during the 1970s.

“Spring Fever” by Mary Kay Andrews
Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless — that is until his wedding is drawn to sudden halt. Perhaps this is fate giving her a second chance with her first love.

“Summerland” by Elin Hilderbrand (releases June 26)
The students of Nantucket High have gathered for a bonfire on the beach. But what begins as a graduation night celebration ends in tragedy after a horrible car crash leaves the driver of the car dead, her twin brother in a coma, and their friends with immense emotional damage.

These book suggestions are from the staff at the Beaufort library, 311 Scott Street. Stop by or call 843-255-6430, or visit to reserve your books today.