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May 2012, ISBN: 0758265638

Genre: Contemporary Suspense

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Four great beach reads in one volume:

THE BRASS RING by Lisa Jackson:

It's a beautiful June day, perfect for a wedding - until Shawna learns that her fiance, Parker, has been involved in a car crash. Though his injuries heal, his memories of her are gone. Yet Shawna won't stop reaching to reclaim the love they once shared...

JUNE’S LACE by Cathy Lamb:

June MacKenna is done - with her high-pressure legal career, her cheating soon-to-be-ex, and the stress of city living. In her studio on the Oregon coast, she creates beautiful lace wedding dresses, with no intention of ever wearing one again herself. Then songwriter Reece rents the house next door, and sets out to change her mind...


Thea Foss is putting a bad marriage behind her in the pretty vacation town of Ogunquit, Maine. What's past is past...Until her first love wanders into the local diner, reminding Thea of the person she once was, and the life it's not too late to claim...

CAROLINA SUMMER by Rosalind Noonan:

Jane Doyle needs to get out of New York - the farther the better. She's headed toward Florida, but thanks to a storm along North Carolina's Outer Banks, she finds herself stranded in a beautiful, remote town that soon feels a lot like home. And thanks to the local sheriff, she finds herself staying longer than she planned - and feeling less lost at sea than ever...


In this satisfying and often heartwrenching anthology that is not your typical cheery beach read, four authors explore the topic of lost love and the magical qualities of unexpected second chances. In Lamb’s “June’s Lace,” a lawyer turned wedding dress designer undergoing a drawn-out divorce meets a sweet songwriter who helps her begin to dream of a happier future. In Chamberlin’s “Second Chance Sweethearts,” long-separated high school flames find each other again in a sleepy Maine beach town after both have divorced others. In Noonan’s “Carolina Summer,” a murder witness encounters a handsome sheriff in the North Carolina beach town where she takes refuge. In Jackson’s “The Brass Ring,” a headstrong doctor is floored when her tennis player fiancé loses his memory in a serious car accident the night before the wedding. Each of the authors proves that with a resilient spirit, love never truly dies—and, in fact, can be sweeter the second time around. (June)

~Publishers Weekly