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A Vineyard Summer

Jean Stone

ISBN 9781496716644
Publish Date 6/25/2019
Format Trade Paperback
Categories General, Women's Fiction, Kensington
List Price: $15.95

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Home. . . . That’s what Martha’s Vineyard is to Annie Sutton now.

After a winter spent writing her latest novel, Annie looks forward to a summer with friends who have become like the family she never had. But then her landlord announces that his grandson will be moving into her cozy Chappaquiddick cottage—and she’ll be moving out. Year-round island housing is tough to find at any time; in summer, it’s nearly impossible. Shaken by the thought of being forced to leave the people and the community she’s grown to love, Annie seeks distraction in the July 4th celebrations—and stumbles upon a young woman who’s unconscious on her front lawn . . . and barely alive . . .

Summer on the Vineyard brings not only tourists, but also wealthy families with summer homes—like Fiona Littleton’s—and tensions between them and the tight-knit island community often ignite. But when Annie’s quick thinking saves Fiona’s life, she’s surprised to learn that like her, Fiona has no one to lean on. And when Fiona fears that someone wants her dead, Annie cannot walk away. With depleting resources and no home on the horizon, Annie is certain of only one thing: each of them will have to rise to one of life’s greatest challenges: feeling at home within themselves . . .

Praise for the previous works of Jean Stone

“Stone's graceful prose, vivid imagery and compassionately drawn characters make this one a standout.” –Publishers Weekly

“A very smart and well-written book” –Fresh Fiction

“Jean Stone is a truly gifted writer. I wish I could claim her as a long-lost sister--but I can't. I can merely enjoy her wonderful talent.” –Nationally bestselling author Katherine Stone

“Stone is a talented novelist whose elegant prose brings the Martha’s Vineyard setting vividly to life. . . . A very good read.” –Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A wrenching and emotionally complex story. Sometimes, if you are very lucky, you can build a bridge across all obstacles. A very touching read.” –RT Book Reviews

About Jean Stone:

Jean Stone is the author of seventeen novels about contemporary women that have been published by Random House and HarperCollins. Her book, Good Little Wives (written under her pen name, Abby Drake) has been optioned for a Lifetime TV movie. From Germany to Japan, over a dozen countries around the world have purchased the subrights to her novels and translated them. In addition, all of her books are available in both print and eBook versions. Jean has taught at a number of writers' conferences and has been a guest lecturer at many colleges and conferences. A native of New England, she lived in Amherst, Massachusetts, for several years; she now resides on Martha’s Vineyard. Visit her website: or her blog

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