Let the Beach Reading Begin!

PLACES BY THE SEAThe high-energy Kentucky Derby is over, Edgartown’s fabulous Pink and Green Weekend is done, and if the throngs of people on the boats are any indication, summer has begun! (Somewhere the thermometer will soon agree.)

Summer, of course, means beach reading . . . and what better beach reads than novels that take place on Martha’s Vineyard? Oh, wait! I just happen to have a few!

I highly recommend (as does Random House, I’m sure) that you start with my first Vineyard book, PLACES BY THE SEA. Re-issued by RH in 2015 as an eBook with a brand new cover, Jill and Rita’s story is ready and waiting. They were best friends during their island growing-up years, but after graduation Jill left for fame and fortune while Rita stayed behind. Two decades have passed. Jill reluctantly returns to sell the house that she’s inherited; Rita tries to avoid her. Lots of reasons for that, of course! Then Ben enters the picture—yeah, I remember him—the soft-spoken, hunky, construction guy who Jill hires to get the house in shape.

My editor once said the title should have been: LAUGHTER & TEARS.

So break out the laugh track and the hankies, the blankets, and the coolers (don’t forget the suntan lotion with the right IV index!) . . . then charge up your Kindle, iPad, Nook, or whatever, and go ahead—have a blast. Tell my characters I said hello.

And if you’re heading to the islands, don’t forget to check the boat schedules. Summer, definitely, has arrived.

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A Brand New Vineyard Novel!

vineyardmagiccoverlargeFinally, finally, finally, I finished another book.

The title is VINEYARD MAGIC: It’s a little bit sassy, a little bit poignant, and it offers a playful peek into what can happen when New York City society collides with the “real people” of Martha’s Vineyard. (This one was fun to write!)

The drama begins when three forty-something women rush to the island to try and help their friend LIBBY who has suddenly lost everything: the co-op, the trust fund, the house in Belize, and maybe even the one on the Vineyard, where she is hiding out.

But what began with good intentions (well, almost good intentions), quickly collides when the women find that Libby is beset with amnesia, her husband is missing, and a dead body has turned up in the phlox.

As if the three women didn’t have enough of their own problems: CANDACE has a haunting family secret that’s about to crack her world; EMMIE has a super-wealthy husband and a secret of her own (can you say “horse trainer?”); and DEVON has absolutely no good reason why she hasn’t signed her divorce papers. And now, worst of all, the women must learn how to navigate the local island gendarme before one of them is arrested.

Suffice it to say, VINEYARD MAGIC is packed with fun. It’s my 18th novel—the 7th to take place on the Vineyard—and stay tuned, because it’s going to be the first of a new series.

Want a copy? Click here: VINEYARD MAGIC. It’s available as a print book as well as an eBook. Enjoy!

For info about my earlier books, go to my website: jeanstone.com. Most are still available in print (published by Random House and HarperCollins); all are now available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com as eBooks. Authors love the Internet!