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Title:
Hello, summer
ISBN:
9781250256928
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Description:
472 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary:
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. --
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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.


Author Notes

Mary Kay Andrews was born Kathy Hogan Trocheck on July 27, 1954 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia. She worked for fourteen years as a reporter, mainly at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, before becoming a full-time author.

Under Kathy Hogan Trocheck, she wrote 10 mysteries including the Callahan Garrity Mystery series and the Truman Kicklighter Mysteries series. Under Mary Kay Andrews, her works include the Weezie and Bebe series, Little Bitty Lies, Hissy Fit, Deep Dish, The Fixer Upper, Summer Rental, Spring Fever, Ladies Night, Save the Date, and Beach Town.

Mary Kay's title, The Weekenders, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

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,]