Hello, summer

Mary Kay Andrews, 1954-

Book - 2020

"Conley Hawkins left her family's small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rear view mirror years ago. Now, after ten years of blood, sweat, and tears, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position at a New York City newspaper. That is, until she discovers at her own going away party that her new job is suddenly gone, disappearing overnight along with her hopes and dreams of a bright future in a big city. Dread in her heart and a sinking f...eeling in her gut, Conley ends up in the last place she ever wanted to be: The Beacon, now reluctantly run by her brother Garret whose own dreams of being a lawyer were put on hold with the death of their father. Covering a sleepy beach town with church news and the local funeral home director dictating the day's obituaries to her over the phone isn't exactly every reporter's dream, and to make matters worse, she and her brother see eye to eye on almost nothing. Matters come to a head after Conley witnesses a car accident that ends in the death of a local politician - a beloved war hero with a secret shady history whose death may not be exactly what it seems"--

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Subjects
Genres
Love stories
Romance fiction
Novels
Published
New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, an imprint of St. Martin's Publishing Group 2020.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
Physical Description
472 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781250256928
1250256925
9781250272195
125027219X
Main Author
Mary Kay Andrews, 1954- (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

When newspaper reporter Sarah Conley Hawkins has her dream job swept out from under her, she heads home to the Florida panhandle for what she thinks is a temporary respite. She hasn't been back to Silver Bay in years, and she plans on taking off just as soon as she finds a job elsewhere. But she quickly falls back under the town's spell, spending time with G'Mama and her housekeeper, Winnie, and avoiding her sister, Grayson, who runs the family business, which is, unfortunately, Silver Bay's hometown newspaper. Eventually, Conley lets herself be talked into taking over the newspaper's "Hello, Summer" column, a task doomed to be endlessly boring (if amusing), until her reporting skills lead her to an accidental death that may not be an accident. Conley may not have intended to stay long, but small-town secrets have a way of refusing to let you go. Andrews (Sunset Beach, 2019) can be counted on for beach-worthy depictions of southern women with chutzpah and a talent for finding trouble with humor and romantic interest mixed in. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Kristy Woodson Harvey shouldn't miss it. [HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Devoted readers will be on the lookout for the Queen of the Beach Reads' annual crowd-pleaser,] Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When the dream job she has pursued all her adult life suddenly disappears, an ambitious journalist returns to her family's small-town newspaper before witnessing a car accident that ends the life of a local war hero.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer. Conley Hawkins left her family's small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rear view mirror years ago. Now, after ten years of blood, sweat, and tears, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position at a New York City newspaper. That is, until she discovers at her own going away party that her new job is suddenly gone, disappearing overnight along with her hopes and dreams of a bright future in a big city. Dread in her heart and a sinking feeling in her gut, Conley ends up in the last place she ever wanted to be: The Beacon, now reluctantly run by her brother Garret whose own dreams of being a lawyer were put on hold with the death of their father. Covering a sleepy beach town with church news and the local funeral home director dictating the day's obituaries to her over the phone isn't exactly every reporter's dream, and to make matters worse, she and her brother see eye to eye on almost nothing. Matters come to a head after Conley witnesses a car accident that ends in the death of a local politician - a beloved war hero with a secret shady history whose death may not be exactly what it seems"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

When the dream job she has pursued all her adult life suddenly disappears, an ambitious journalist returns to her family’s small-town newspaper before witnessing a car accident that ends the life of a local war hero.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer.It’s a new season... Conley Hawkins left her family’s small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks. For small town scandals... When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat—and she doesn’t exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, “Hello, Summer.” And big-time secrets.Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman—a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets. As an old heartbreaker causes trouble and a new flame ignites, it soon looks like their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer.