Today I’m spotlighting a book by a favorite author of mine and that is Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax which releases on June 26. The women of Ten Beach Road (my review) which I loved return in Ocean Beach to renovate another historic home for a tv show. Well apparantely this causes them some grief and I just can’t wait to read it and find out what happens to these women this time around. I hope to start my copy very soon and get a review up but I have to say that Wendy Wax is a great author and her books never fail to leave me with that great feeling of having just read a really good book.
About Ocean Beach (from Wendy’s website)
Madeline, Avery and Nicole, the unlikely friends from Ten Beach Road, have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They’ve been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. A lot hinges on the success of the DIY program. For Nikki, it would mean getting back on her feet financially. For Avery, it’s a chance to restart her ruined career. And Maddie hopes it will give her a shot at keeping her family together.
At least, that’s the plan—until they realize that having their work broadcast is one thing, but having their personal lives play out on TV is another story entirely. Soon they’re struggling to hold themselves and the renovation together, even as a decades-old mystery—and the hurricane season—loom on the horizon, threatening not only the project but everything that’s brought them together.
About Wendy Wax (from Wendy’s website)
I was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and grew up on St. Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico. I went, appropriately enough, to Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil.
It’s hard to be a type-A personality when you grow up in such a laid back environment, but I managed. Convinced that you were expected to know how to read BEFORE you showed up for school, I forced a neighbor friend to teach me to read at the age of five. I’ve been reading ever since.
Books, in all forms, are one of my greatest pleasures and best forms of escape. And they’ve had a major impact on my life.
I went to the University of Georgia after reading Gone with the Wind one too many times. For a while I re-read Margaret Mitchell’s classic yearly, saw the movie whenever it played within twenty miles, and could quote large passages from memory. Today I have a growing GWTW collection, and speaking at the Margaret Mitchell House to launch THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER was an incredible thrill.
After college I worked in radio, television, and film. Like Olivia in 7 DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS, I’ve done live talk radio. I hosted a show in the eighties called Desperate & Dateless, and while I was never locked in an apartment for a week with a webcam rolling like she was, I did fall in love. Happily, the man who swept me off my feet consults with financial types and understands the bottom line. Unlike Olivia’s nemesis, Matt Ransom, my husband has never, to my knowledge, advised anyone to “love the one they’re with.” We live in Atlanta with our two sons.
I hope you enjoy 7 DAYS AND 7 NIGHTS, LEAVE IT TO CLEAVAGE, HOSTILE MAKEOVER, SINGLE IN SUBURBIA, THE ACCIDENTAL BESTSELLER, MAGNOLIA WEDNESDAYS and TEN BEACH ROAD .
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US/Canada)
I have one copy of Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax to share with my readers. To enter…
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This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on Saturday, July 7/12. Good luck!