Synopses & Reviews
Some of Lucy Sinclair's best days were those spent growing up in small town St. Dennis—working at the family inn and enjoying summers filled with swimming, sailing, tennis, and the company of Clay Madison, her best friend. But Lucy's darkest day, the one that shattered her innocence with violence and fear, also happened in St. Dennis. And the town she once loved became the place she gladly left behind—along with the terrible secret she's kept for twenty years.
While Lucy headed off for college and a career, Clay remained—more than satisfied with the life St. Dennis had to offer. But now, even after inheriting his family's thriving farm and starting up an organic brewery, he can't help feeling that something's missing. And when Lucy comes back to town to plan a celebrity wedding at the Sinclair family inn, she and Clay reconnect, and find themselves reevaluating their long-sleeping friendship that could blossom into something deeper. Like a bookend to those distant childhood days, this summer will be Lucy's chance to finally confront her hidden pain, make peace with the past, and plan her own whole new future.
"Home for the Summer is a lovely visit to a familiar place with a number of recognizable faces." ---Romantic Times
In book five of the Chesapeake Diaries series, when she returns to her hometown of St. Dennis, Lucy Sinclair discovers that she has the opportunity to make peace with her painful past and create a brighter future.
About the Author
Mariah Stewart is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels and novellas, including the Dead series and the Enright series. A RITA finalist for romantic suspense, she is the recipient of the Award of Excellence for contemporary romance, a RIO Award honoring excellence in women's fiction, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times magazine. She is also a two-time recipient of the Golden Leaf Award for contemporary romance. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she currently resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two dogs. Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of Thrill of the Chase by Christina Crooks and Buttered Side Down by Edna Ferber. From poignant young adult fiction to powerful first-person narrative, Sands's characterizations are rich and expressive and her narrations evocative and intimate. She has also won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for her narration of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children by Sarah Braunstein.