Beach Town: A Novel (Paperback)
Greer Hennessy needs palm trees.
As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is on the verge of flaming out. Greer has been given one more chance, if she can find the perfect undiscovered beach hideaway for a big-budget movie. She zeroes in on a sleepy Florida town called Cypress Key.
But Eben Thibadeaux, the town’s mayor, objects to Greer’s plan. A lifelong resident of Cypress Key, Eben wants the town to be revitalized, not commercialized. Greer has a way of making things happen, regardless of obstacles. And Greer and Eb are way too attracted to one another for either of them to see reason.
Between an ambitious director and his entourage—including a spoiled “It Boy” lead actor—who parachute into town, a conniving local ex-socialite, and a cast of local fangirls and opportunists who catch the movie bug, nothing is going to be the same in Cypress Key. Now Greer is forced to make some hard choices: about the people and the town she’s come to care about, and about her own life. True love is only for the movies, right? Can Greer find a way to be the heroine in her own life story? Told with inimitable heart and humor, Mary Kay Andrews’ Beach Town is the perfect summer destination.
"A perfect fit for the romance lover's beach bag." -Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The Weekenders, Ladies' Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Praise for Beach Town
"Andrews expertly combines an intriguing love story with small-town quirkiness and cinematic action to highly entertaining effect." -Booklist
"Ready to kick off beach-read season? Look no further than Mary Kay Andrews's aptly titled Beach Town." -Instyle.com
"Could Beach Town be the summer beach read of the year? Featuring a bevy of memorable characters, as well as Andrews' attention to detail and distinct wit-along with her proven summer beach read track record-it very well could be." -RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars)
“There is a lot of competition out there for your beach bag filler this year. You had best go with the lady who has the track record of creating hit after hit after hit. To read Mary Kay Andrews is to love Mary Kay Andrews and Beach Town is no exception. Set your sites for this summer destination and have a grand time with a fascinating storyteller.” –Huffington Post
“A fun book that's perfect to read by the pool or in the sand...Another summer staple.” –The Durham Herald-Sun
“Beach Town is perfect reading for a sunny summer day.” –BookPage
“Fun and frothy.” –Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“It wouldn’t be Summer without another page turner from Mary Kay Andrews.” –popsugar.com
“Just in time for warm weather, Mary Kay Andrews comes through with another perfect beach read. Filled with sun, sand, and romance, Beach Town is ideal for the lazy days of summer…Though Andrew’s story is filled with deeply emotional issues, it has enough palm trees, quaint boathouses and ocean waves to qualify as a relaxing read.” –Woodbury magazine