One S'more Summer

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"If HBO’s Girls went to summer camp, this would be their story. A fast-paced, enjoyable read!" -- Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting

For twenty long years, Gigi Goldstein has been pining away for her best friend’s guy. She knows it’s wrong and it has to stop, but she hasn’t been able to let go ever since they all met on the bus to summer camp back when they were seven years old. The same week that her best friends finally announce their wedding date, Gigi loses her high-profile design job. With all of her dreams unravelling, she runs to the last place she remembers being happy.

Taking the Head Counselor position at Camp Chinooka, Gigi hopes to reclaim the joy she felt as a camper, but the job isn’t all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi’s girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys’ Head Counselor—the sexy but infuriating Perry—and every scrap of the campground is laced with memories.

When Gigi finally realizes she can’t escape the present by returning to her past, she’s forced to reexamine her life and find the true meaning of love. But will she be able to mend fences and forgive herself before she loses her one real shot at happiness?

If you love Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin, you'll love this heartwarming debut from a fresh voice in contemporary chick-lit that offers a lighthearted and fun take on friendship, love, and how to recover from past mistakes.

The Campfire Series
1. One S’more Summer
2. S'more to Lose—Coming December 2017!

"I’m reading One S’more Summer... ❤️ Great read!" - Ariel Winter, Alex Dunphy on the hit show Modern Family
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About the author

Beth Merlin has a BA from The George Washington University where she minored in Creative Writing and a JD from New York Law School. She’s a native New Yorker who loves anything Broadway, her beautiful daughter, and a good maxi dress. She was introduced to her husband through a friend she met at sleepaway camp and considers the eight summers she spent there to be some of the most formative of her life. When Beth finds a moment of free time, she loves to read books by the authors who've most influenced her work, like Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, and JoJo Moyes.

Find out why Buried Under Books said, "I love the way Beth Merlin never quite tells it all so I kept wondering when I would find out more. "

Beth can be found on Twitter as @bethmerlin80, on Facebook as bethfmerlin, on Instagram as bethfmerlin, and at www.bethmerlin.com. She loves to hear from readers of The Campfire Series, which includes One S'more Summer and S'more to Lose.

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3.9
7 total
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Publisher
Ink Monster LLC
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Published on
May 30, 2017
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Pages
270
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ISBN
9781943858200
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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Beth Merlin
If you love Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin, you'll love this heartwarming sequel to One S'more Summer from a fresh voice in contemporary chick-lit that offers a lighthearted and fun take on life, love, and how to move forward without looking back.

Four years after her life-changing summer at Camp Chinooka, Gigi Goldstein has a second chance at her dream career. As her design house takes the fashion world by storm, it attracts the notice of Victoria Ellicott, the fashionable British socialite who just happens to be engaged to the future king of England. When Gigi is chosen to design the royal wedding dress, she’s forced to confront her ex-fiancé, Perry Gillman, now a successful composer with a hit show on the West End of London.

When Gigi learns Perry’s been dating Victoria’s sister—who rivals her in looks, style and sophistication—Gigi can't help but feel inadequate. Her world crumbles as she develops a creative block so debilitating she fears a wedding dress of royal proportions is never going to happen. Not even her budding relationship with the handsome and wealthy Viscount of Satterley can make her forget Perry. While the world gears up for the wedding of the century, Gigi is on the brink of buckling under the immense pressure of the uncertainties of her future and the failures of her past.

Can Gigi overcome her creative paralysis and design the dress of Victoria's dreams? Or will everything slip through her fingers now that she has even s'more to lose? The Campfire Series
1. One S'more Summer
2. S'more to Lose--Coming December 2017!
Beth Merlin
Having successfully designed the wedding gown of the century, Gigi Goldstein is on top of the world – that is until it all suddenly comes crashing down around her. When the paparazzi captures her and Perry Gillman in a compromising moment the night of the royal wedding, she finds herself entangled in a scandal of global proportion. Convinced her carelessness has ruined every relationship in her life, she’s surprised and moved by her boyfriend, Gideon’s, sudden proposal of marriage and accepts it without a second thought.

Four months later, Gigi’s living at Badgley Hall contemplating an entirely new kind of life, while guilt, regret, and obligation keep calling her back to her old one. Will Gigi stay in South Gloucestershire, marry Gideon, and become the Countess of Harronsby? Or, will unfinished opportunities and an old flame bring her back across the pond to confront her past and reclaim her future?


What reviewers are saying about Beth Merlin and The Campfire Series:

"Whether you were a summer camp kid like myself, or new to the ins and outs of summer camps, you will get a kick out of One S’more Summer. It was a fun read, full of summer camp fun antics, great characters, a flirty and bickering slow burn romance, and it sets the stage for what is going to be an excellent series." - Book Briefs

"The author does have a way in writing the plot that makes the flow comes so naturally, despite alternating between the two settings....All in all, I really liked the story. It wasn't over the top but just exactly right." - Dreamland Teenage Fantasy"If you have ever attended any kind of camp you will get a big wave of nostalgia thrown your way, and I really liked that. It put me in the summer mood. I could smell the campfires, envision the cabins, and delight in my own summer camp memories while enjoying Gigi's story." - It's a Book Life

"This reads like a brilliant romantic comedy movie that left me smiling....The fun commotion between Gigi and Perry had me laughing as I turned the pages....Never having gone to summer camp before I loved getting a slice of it in this novel. I loved everything about this book.... a fantastic writing style which was light and heartwarming." - To Be Read

"My favorite part about this book was the character development that Gigi goes through! It was amazing to see that happening! Beth Merlin's writing is also really great with the way she combines character growth, romance, humor and drama." - Fire and Ice Book Reviews

"I love the way Beth Merlin never quite tells it all so I kept wondering when I would find out more." - Buried Under Books

"Beth Merlin transports us to summer. The smell of campfire, the taste of gooey s’mores on your lips. The feel of the sun and the dampness of a rainy wood. It was everything I imagined summer camp to be. It’s meant to be about self discovery so when the main character Gigi decides she needs an escape what we really find is that she discovers who she is. The relationships she builds and the emotions she comes to terms with really highlight the fun and the mistakes she made along the way....Great summer read! Perfect for the beach or poolside! I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2!" - Best of Jess

"While a lot of the other “beach read” romances I’ve read as of late fall firmly in the “formulaic and predictable” category, One S’More Summer is one of those rare finds that is a delightful departure... I’m honestly quite impressed it came from a first time author..." - Only True Magic

"What I thought was going to be another summer romance story turned out to be so much more..." - Mama's Dirty Little Reads

"This was an extremely sweet story, perfect for a summer read!... I'm excited to see this is a series, as I'm looking forward to seeing where Perry and Gigi's story might go next." - Lisa Loves Literature
Janet Evanovich
Janet Evanovich’s #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-forth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey... 

Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, won’t let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanie’s main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gun—whether that’s for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.

Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, it’s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that she’s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.

If all that’s not enough, Diesel’s back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limits—that includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli isn’t pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.

As usual Jersey’s favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. What’s the deal with Grandma Mazur’s latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesel’s sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?  
Beth Merlin
If you love Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin, you'll love this heartwarming sequel to One S'more Summer from a fresh voice in contemporary chick-lit that offers a lighthearted and fun take on life, love, and how to move forward without looking back.

Four years after her life-changing summer at Camp Chinooka, Gigi Goldstein has a second chance at her dream career. As her design house takes the fashion world by storm, it attracts the notice of Victoria Ellicott, the fashionable British socialite who just happens to be engaged to the future king of England. When Gigi is chosen to design the royal wedding dress, she’s forced to confront her ex-fiancé, Perry Gillman, now a successful composer with a hit show on the West End of London.

When Gigi learns Perry’s been dating Victoria’s sister—who rivals her in looks, style and sophistication—Gigi can't help but feel inadequate. Her world crumbles as she develops a creative block so debilitating she fears a wedding dress of royal proportions is never going to happen. Not even her budding relationship with the handsome and wealthy Viscount of Satterley can make her forget Perry. While the world gears up for the wedding of the century, Gigi is on the brink of buckling under the immense pressure of the uncertainties of her future and the failures of her past.

Can Gigi overcome her creative paralysis and design the dress of Victoria's dreams? Or will everything slip through her fingers now that she has even s'more to lose? The Campfire Series
1. One S'more Summer
2. S'more to Lose--Coming December 2017!
Beth Merlin
Having successfully designed the wedding gown of the century, Gigi Goldstein is on top of the world – that is until it all suddenly comes crashing down around her. When the paparazzi captures her and Perry Gillman in a compromising moment the night of the royal wedding, she finds herself entangled in a scandal of global proportion. Convinced her carelessness has ruined every relationship in her life, she’s surprised and moved by her boyfriend, Gideon’s, sudden proposal of marriage and accepts it without a second thought.

Four months later, Gigi’s living at Badgley Hall contemplating an entirely new kind of life, while guilt, regret, and obligation keep calling her back to her old one. Will Gigi stay in South Gloucestershire, marry Gideon, and become the Countess of Harronsby? Or, will unfinished opportunities and an old flame bring her back across the pond to confront her past and reclaim her future?


What reviewers are saying about Beth Merlin and The Campfire Series:

"Whether you were a summer camp kid like myself, or new to the ins and outs of summer camps, you will get a kick out of One S’more Summer. It was a fun read, full of summer camp fun antics, great characters, a flirty and bickering slow burn romance, and it sets the stage for what is going to be an excellent series." - Book Briefs

"The author does have a way in writing the plot that makes the flow comes so naturally, despite alternating between the two settings....All in all, I really liked the story. It wasn't over the top but just exactly right." - Dreamland Teenage Fantasy"If you have ever attended any kind of camp you will get a big wave of nostalgia thrown your way, and I really liked that. It put me in the summer mood. I could smell the campfires, envision the cabins, and delight in my own summer camp memories while enjoying Gigi's story." - It's a Book Life

"This reads like a brilliant romantic comedy movie that left me smiling....The fun commotion between Gigi and Perry had me laughing as I turned the pages....Never having gone to summer camp before I loved getting a slice of it in this novel. I loved everything about this book.... a fantastic writing style which was light and heartwarming." - To Be Read

"My favorite part about this book was the character development that Gigi goes through! It was amazing to see that happening! Beth Merlin's writing is also really great with the way she combines character growth, romance, humor and drama." - Fire and Ice Book Reviews

"I love the way Beth Merlin never quite tells it all so I kept wondering when I would find out more." - Buried Under Books

"Beth Merlin transports us to summer. The smell of campfire, the taste of gooey s’mores on your lips. The feel of the sun and the dampness of a rainy wood. It was everything I imagined summer camp to be. It’s meant to be about self discovery so when the main character Gigi decides she needs an escape what we really find is that she discovers who she is. The relationships she builds and the emotions she comes to terms with really highlight the fun and the mistakes she made along the way....Great summer read! Perfect for the beach or poolside! I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2!" - Best of Jess

"While a lot of the other “beach read” romances I’ve read as of late fall firmly in the “formulaic and predictable” category, One S’More Summer is one of those rare finds that is a delightful departure... I’m honestly quite impressed it came from a first time author..." - Only True Magic

"What I thought was going to be another summer romance story turned out to be so much more..." - Mama's Dirty Little Reads

"This was an extremely sweet story, perfect for a summer read!... I'm excited to see this is a series, as I'm looking forward to seeing where Perry and Gigi's story might go next." - Lisa Loves Literature
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