Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They’re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.
Callie’s too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. He’s heir to his father’s property empire, and the papers say he’s just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes there’s more to this man than money and good looks.
Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets... secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor.
Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them?
The Summer House is an absolutely gorgeous, heart-warming summer romance, about the importance of family, not keeping secrets, and learning how to open your heart.
What everyone’s saying about Jenny Hale:
‘The Summer House is a feel-good love story for the hopeless romantics we all secretly are.’ La Biblio de Caro
‘A satisfying and heart-warming story. I can thoroughly recommend it as a perfect summery beach read!’ Great Reads and Tea Leaves
‘A perfect summer read! I read this at the beach and I couldn't have chosen any better. Loved it!’ Meanderings and Musings
‘This book was the perfect way to kick-off summer.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘This is the first book by Jenny Hale that I have read and judging by how much I enjoyed The Summer House, it certainly won’t be the last book I read by this author. I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED and ooh LOVED this book. Jenny Hale is now on my list of ‘go to & favourite authors’ … 5* out of 5* but I would award it more if I could as it really is that good.’ Ginger Book Geek
‘The Summer House is the perfect beach read. Prepare yourself to meet your next book crush and to spend hours gushing about it.’ This Chick Reads
‘Reading this book was like being on a virtual vacation … An absolute scorcher of a Summer read, I will definitely be reading more from Jenny Hale.’ Bibliophile Book Club
‘The Summer House by Jenny Hale was a great summer read. It had all the important ingredients: HOT and famous boyfriend, two best friends starting over, a huge hurricane and a family secret. What is not to love!' Marjay’s Reading Blog
‘I loved this book. A terrific storyline and a beautiful setting.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘A truly beautiful and heart-warming read that will have all romance feeling the warm and fuzzies for sure… Brilliant.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews
‘The Summer House is a lovely heart warming romance, it has a good plot, with some great characters, everything a summer read needs.’ Goodreads Reviewers
‘I truly loved this sunshine on a rainy day type novel; Jenny Hale has outdone herself once again by creating raw, emotional and extremely thought-provoking situations, all of which were surrounded by the serenity of the beach house… completely blew me away.’ The Writing Garnet
‘I loved The Summer House. The plot was fresh and flowed easily, a compelling read which kept me on the edge of the seat as I waited to learn the secrets within… such a delightful read, full of love, hope and friendships... an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end.’ Compelling Reads
They say there’s always one summer that changes you.
For Faith the one summer she can’t forget is when she fell in love as a teenager – only for her sister, Casey, to steal her man. Now, at the request of her beloved ninety-year-old Grandmother, Faith has agreed to a family holiday – at their childhood beach house, where it all began.
Faith hasn’t seen her sister in years but is finally ready to forgive and forget, enjoy the sunshine and relive happy memories. What she’s not ready for is meeting Jake Buchanan – the owner of the beach house – or the long-forgotten feelings he ignites in her.
Can Faith overcome the hurt of the past, rekindle the close bond she had with Casey and make this summer THE ONE to remember?
What readers are saying about Jenny Hale…
‘Jenny Hale has done it again–written a great story about second chances at love with characters you really care about.’ Kim the Bookworm
‘A gorgeous novel with wonderful characters and such a meaningful plot, one which I think everyone can learn from.’ Reviewed the Book
‘a delightful read with a wonderful setting and cast of characters at its core; definitely recommended to chick lit fans!’ Spoonful of Happy Endings
‘This book is the epitome of everything I love about reading, about fiction and about romance. It was heart-warming, touching, upsetting, endearing, beautiful and one hundred other adjectives I could reel off… It’s an absolute must-read for any romance fan.’ Paris Baker’s Book Nook
‘A perfect romance read. Full of tension and heart wrenching feelings that have you biting your lower lip in either frustration or sadness. Have a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye or giggling like a schoolgirl.’ The Book Geek Wears Pajamas
For two years Freya Greene has hidden the fact that she’s totally and utterly in love with her best friend Rome Lancaster. It’s not been easy – they work together in his glasswork business, she lives above his workshop and, he’s completely gorgeous. But Rome has never shown any sign of returning those feelings. Until now…
Lately they’ve shared affectionate moments and words heavy with meaning. Yet Freya knows Rome has a damaged heart. After losing his fiancée in a tragic accident, he’s not allowed himself to fall in love.
Freya has already had her heart broken by a man who couldn’t let go of a past love. Can she risk it happening again? Rome and Freya have a friendship that could blossom into something more. But are they both brave enough to take that chance?
Fall in love on Hope Island with the perfect romantic story to escape into this summer. For fans of Miranda Dickinson, Sue Moorcroft and Jenny Oliver.
Read what everyone is saying about Summer at Buttercup Beach:
‘I really wish I could give this book more than 5 stars because I really loved it. It has definitely become one of my favourite books ever! As soon as I began reading Summer at Buttercup Beach I found it so easy to read and I was hooked, I just couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Everything you could want from a Holly Martin book… like coming home to a good friend, warm and comforting… you know you are going to enjoy it, and it doesn't let you down.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘Wow! Absolutely fell in love with Rome and Freya! Every time I pick up a Holly Martin book I devour it within hours and Summer at Buttercup Beach was no exception. Holly Martin's writing is more than a 5 star rating…’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I have read most of this author's work and loved every one, this was no different. She has produced yet another brilliant story which transports us away to Hope Island once more, and into the lives of those who live and work there. I honestly couldn't put it down.’ Fiona’s Book Reviews
‘I can honestly say that I was swept away by this book. Full of heart, warmth and a smidgen of sexiness this is a perfect holiday read. Sunny, bright and full of hope this is one book you won't want to put down!’ Escapades of a Bookworm
‘When I chose to read Summer at Buttercup Beach, I knew that I'd be in for a treat, as all of Holly's books that I've read so far have been absolutely wonderful. I loved everything about this story, it was delightful to read and there were a few giggles along the way.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Another great book by Holly that I absolutely loved, I so fell in love with Freya and Rome, they made the perfect couple, I absolutely love Holly's style of writing, the location in her stories just makes you really want to be there!!’ Consumer Reviewer