5 Sizzling Summer Reads

These hot new books are the perfect companions for summer relaxing. Grab a deck chair, a refreshing drink and dive in.

 

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ONE NIGHT MARKOVITCH by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Forging a country and finding love: both are battlegrounds in this story of the birth of Israel and a man’s obsessive love for a woman who does not love him in return. The novel is based on the true story of marriages of convenience that were arranged to smuggle Jewish women out of Nazi-occupied Europe. But things get complicated when ordinary farmer and sometime soldier Yaacov Markovitch marries the stunningly beautiful Bella Zeigerman – and then, despite their understanding they would divorce once they arrived in Israel, he refuses to do so, embarking instead on a lifelong mission to win her love.

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DUST THAT FALLS FROM DREAMS by Louis de Bernieres

While away a lazy, hazy summer afternoon with this sweeping family drama from the author of Corelli’s Mandolin. The story follows the turbulent lives and loves of a British family from the golden years of the Edwardian era to the horrors of The Great War and its aftermath.

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WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT by Lynn Crosby

Harking back to the era of obsessive adolescent crushes and the reign of rock ‘n roll, Where Did You Sleep Last Night takes teenage love to the next level when singer Kurt Cobain comes back from the dead to have a relationship with a sad and lonely 16-year-old girl.

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THE NIGHT SISTER by Jennifer McMahon

Every family has secrets, but probably not like these. Set in rural Vermont, the once thriving Tower Motel is in as much of a state of decline as its inhabitants. Spanning from the hotel’s hey day in the 1950s to its modern day disrepair, The Night Sister is a story of secrets passed on through the generations, starting with sisters Sylvie and Rose, who enjoyed the city’s golden era to Rose’s daughter, Amy. Dark secrets become deadly when the unthinkable happens and Amy is accused of a horrific crime.

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MODERN ROMANCE: AN INVESTIGATION by Aziz Ansari

Anyone of a certain age venturing onto the dating scene again knows it’s wildly different than it was even a decade ago. New technology means single people have more romantic options and ways to connect with other people than ever before. So why is it still so frustrating? In Modern Romance, comedian Aziz Ansari pairs up with sociologist Eric Klinenberg to investigate the state of affairs in today’s romantic world and the interaction of love, sex and tech.

 What are you reading? Let us know in the comments!