Friday, June 17, 2016

The Weekenders - Review & Giveaway

Review by Marlene Engel
In North Carolina is an island that few live on full time, but as the warm weather rolls around several families will come to enjoy Belle Isle.  Typically the wives and kids stay on the island while their husbands go to the mainland during the week.  They become known as the weekenders, as they are devoted to their careers during the week, but come back to the island on the weekend.  For many families, this is a tradition that’s been passed down throughout generations.

Riley knows this island well.  It was developed by her great grandfather and carried down through the generations.  But her brother, Billy, chose a different path.  In doing so, when Riley married Wendell, he was welcomed with open arms not only into the family, but also the family business.  Some not so wise business choices puts Wendell’s financials in jeopardy and threatens her marriage. 

Mary Kay Andrews is synonymous for summer, beach reads.  I’ve come to expect something fabulous that I can read by the water while sipping a fruity, paper umbrella clad beverage.  Although this book was a bit darker than her others, it still had a great storyline and complex characters. 

If you’re looking for a great book to kick off the warm summer months, look no further than The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews.

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About the Author:
A native of St. Petersburg, FL (and a diplomate of the Maas Bros. Department Store School of Charm), she started her professional journalism career in Savannah, GA, where she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. 

She has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia (go Dawgs!), and is a frequent lecturer and writing teacher at workshops and book festivals.

Married to her high school sweetheart, she is the mother of two grown children and a proud grandmother. When not on book tour, she divides her time between Atlanta and her two beach cottages on Tybee Island GA.

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