The Seaside Sisters

A Novel

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Pub Date 04 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 18 Jun 2024
St. Martin's Press | St. Martin's Griffin

Description

One summer can change everything.

Brooklyn-based Hannah is a bestselling author struggling to write her second book after personal losses. Her older sister, Sara, still lives in Chatham, Cape Cod, where they grew up, and is married with four children. Once a dedicated librarian, Sara dreams of reviving her love affair with literature, but instead, she is stuck with too many family responsibilities and a fizzling marriage.

When Hannah gets the chance to retreat to her aunt's oceanfront house in Chatham for the summer, it seems like just the thing to get her creative juices flowing. And she’ll be able to spend more time with Sara, who is eager to find her way back into the workforce, to do something rewarding and book-related. The pair will spend the summer making friends, rekindling romance— especially Spencer, an old acquaintance from high school-turned very hot grump— and opening themselves up to the magic of books and the beach.

Perfect for fans of Mary Kay Andrews, Susan Mallery and Brenda Novak, The Seaside Sisters will delight and charm you as easily as an ocean breeze.

One summer can change everything.

Brooklyn-based Hannah is a bestselling author struggling to write her second book after personal losses. Her older sister, Sara, still lives in Chatham, Cape Cod...


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ISBN 9781250861627
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PAGES 320

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After reading this ARC via NetGalley, I can share that Pamela Kelley didn’t disappoint with THE SEASIDE SISTERS. Knowing Chatham, I found myself right there with the characters - I was walking Shore Road with Hannah and sitting at the bar in The Squire enjoying the bands with her and her friends. An added treat was the check-ins with the characters from BOOKSHOP BY THE BAY.
I enjoyed this easy read and look forward to a possible sequel!

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The Seaside Sisters is another awesome read from Pamela M. Kelley! I am so grateful to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for sending me this ARC.

I absolutely loved this book. As is the case for most of Pamela’s books, I found new friends and revisited one of my favorite places: Chatham and the Chatham Bars Inn on beautiful Cape Cod.

All the elements of a “feel good” book were there: New Characters and some from a previous book, Romance, Intrigue and the fact that the story revolves around a new author contributed to make this such a joyful experience.

Fans of Pamela will not be disappointed!

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I was attracted to the novel, Seaside Sisters, because of. the beach setting and having enjoyed other novels by the author, Pamela Kelly. This was just the escape I was looking for.

The story closely follows 3 women in a family, all grieving the death of their mother or sister. The setting of Chatham, Massachusetts is also a character and I enjoyed the descriptions of the town, bookstore, cafes, and restaurants. All the female characters are facing challenges in their personal lives. These problems are all relatable, and it is interesting to see how they all resolve these issues. I liked that all the main characters dealt with life in a reasonable and logical way and all got their HEA.

I very much enjoyed the story.

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What a treat I received when I downloaded an ARC of The Seaside Sisters by Pamela M Kelley from Netgalley! I have enjoyed reading her ebooks and this one was an exceptional read! The story tells us about Hannah, a writer who decides to return to Chatham, a beautiful seaside Cape Cod town where she lived growing up. She decided to spend the summer months while writing her latest book with her Aunt Maddie, a literary agent for years. Also she will see her sister, Sara, who lives in this town with her husband, Tom, and their four sons! I loved reading about all the characters, such as Joy and Ben, the neighbors of Aunt Maddie and their grandson, Spencer.. I also loved the descriptions and happenings while the characters visited the downtown shops, such as the bookstore and the coffeeshop, the seafood restaurants, and especially the mention of all the foods and recipes which made me wish I could be there myself. Pamela M. Kelley is an amazing writer, well worth a reader's time spent reading her books. Kudos to Pamela M. Kelley!

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I was able to read this ARC from NetGalley and I enjoyed it. I loved reading about Cape Cod and could picture it in my mind from the descriptions. I also really like the story about Hannah, her writing career, and various new friendships. It was a quick read that I didn’t want to put down.

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I read this beach book while it was -17 outside! Pamela’s writing is just so easy to get lost in. She describes characters, scenes, and food so well. You really feel like you’re there with the story. Hannah goes to visit family in Chatham to help deal with her writers block. She finds love. She watches her sister deal with family issues. She watches her aunt and uncle reconnect. Very heartwarming!

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I loved reading this book that will be released in June of this summer! This is the second book that Pamela has written that takes place on the Cape, and I could see everything she described in my mind's eye; what I couldn't see, I could imagine. Pamela's book feel like a cozy afternoon at home doing your favorite thing and being with the ones you love the most. I loved reading about Maddie, Sara, and Hannah as they spent a magical summer together in Chatham on the Cape. I read this already, but I'll still buy a copy for my collection when it comes out; I encourage you to do the same!

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I was blessed by this author and NetGalley to read an advanced copy of this awesome book. Pamela Kelley brings her readers into the separate lives of two sisters who are united in their grief and finding their way through it during a summer at a special place where they grew up. While I’ve never had a sister, if I did, I would want to forge a bond such as these two have that is brought out by the author. The Seaside Sisters does not disappoint in its dealing with relationships of all kinds as well as troubles and trials we deal with every day. Thank you!

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I am always excited when Pamela Kelley has a new book. Her writing style and likeable characters always leave me wanting to read more!
Set in Chatham, this book brings me back to my childhood summers on the Cape. I love the way Pamela uses local foods, restaurants and beaches to bring to life the beautiful location.
Hannah, a NY based author returns home for the summer to spend time with her sister Sara and Aunt Maddie following the death of their mother.
Sara is a stay-at-home mother of 4 boys who greatly misses her librarian job and longs to get back into the world of books. She takes a part time job at a bookstore and her unappreciative husband finally realizes how much she does for them.
The sisters spend the summer enjoying the beach, making new friends and reigniting love. Makes me long for summers on the Cape!
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley and highly recommend it.

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Pamela Kelley's The Seaside Sisters is a heartwarming story that captures the transformative power of a single summer. As bestselling author Hannah seeks inspiration in her aunt's oceanfront house, she not only grapples with her own creative struggles but also reconnects with her older sister, Sara. The story unfolds against the picturesque backdrop of Chatham, Cape Cod, blending both family dynamics and romance. The author weaves together the sisters' journeys, and immerses readers in the magic of books and the beach.

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First, I want to thank St. Martin's Publishing Group and NetGalley for the advance copy of The Seaside Sisters. Second, I want to thank Pamela Kelley for making me appreciate Cape Cod, a place I've called home for 38 yrs. I so enjoyed Hannah's story of going back home and spending time with her family after her mother's passing and finding love and new friendships.. The way the characters are written is like they're already friends. The description of the Chatham Bars Inn transports one to the front lawn in summer. It's a fun, seaside novel which makes me yearn for summer.

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This talented author has written a cannot put down story. Curl up in a comfy chair beside a blazing fireplace… grab a cup of steaming herbal tea and become lost in Cape Cod. A bookstore, an author, family and friends. The recipe for a delightful fun fiction novel. I liked this book. I really liked this book. I would give this book more than five stars. Linear timeline. Third person. No details that are too much information. Just a sweet romance that is a quick read. I cannot wait for more from this author. I hope there is a part two for these characters. Thanks Netgalley.

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Just downloaded this book today from Netgalley. I finished this book in one day . I couldn’t put it down . I fell and broke a rib and needed a book to keep me intrigued. I love all beach stories and this one made me feel happy . I loved the story of Hannah, her sister Sara, and her Aunt Maddie. I loved hearing about the Cape and all the places they visited. The descriptive passages were extremely well written. I could picture them in my mind even though I have never been to the cape. I would recommend this book to my friends.

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