Pack One of the Summer’s Best Beach Reads for Your Grand Strand Vacation

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Nothing says relaxation quite like kicking back by the water and diving into a great book — especially while enjoying the luxurious accommodations and extensive amenities at the Cottages at North Beach Plantation during your Grand Strand getaway. So, grab your hard copy, Kindle or iPad; head for the resort’s backyard beach, your patio or balcony, or the resort’s oceanfront poolscape; and jump into one of these highly recommended summer reads:

Among The Lemon Trees: This debut novel by journalist and author Nadia Marks — a regular contributor to well-known British publications such as the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday, and the Independent — tells the touching story of Anna, whose attempt to escape her marital troubles back home leads her on a journey of discovery about her family’s long-hidden past. Confronting a trove of unearthed family secrets while accompanying her father on a visit to the small Aegean island where he was born, Anna comes to realize that she must overcome her past to heal her present.

Rich People Problems: This New York Times best-selling novel by Singaporean author Kevin Kwan represents the final chapter in the author’s “Crazy Rich” trilogy, which turns a spotlight on some of the most rich and powerful families of his native island-nation. After rushing to his grandmother’s deathbed to be by her side, main character Nicholas discovers that an array of family members from all over the world have done the same — most driven by a desire to inherit the family matriarch’s fortune. Family squabbles ensue and secrets are spilled as this fun read follows the clan members’ attempts to stake their personal claims on the high-value estate.

Fly Me: Daniel Riley’s debut novel tells the nostalgic and thrilling tale of Suzy Whitman, a recent Vassar College graduate who abandons her native upstate New York to follow her older sister into early 1970s Southern California and life as an airline stewardess. Danger and suspense follow when Suzy, motivated by a family health crisis, allows herself to get caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme run by local weed dealer Billy, who is looking to move his peddling business into harder and more lucrative narcotics.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: Ready to share her personal stories of fame and scandal with the public, renowned recluse, film actress and repeat bride Evelyn Hugo chooses little-known magazine reporter Monique Grant to writer her biography — which shocks nobody quite as much as Monique herself. Struggling through issues in her personal life as well as a stagnating work life, Monique is determined to jump on this opportunity to advance her career. But, as Monique begins documenting the sordid tales of Evelyn’s climb to stardom and glamorous life in the spotlight, she discovers that the pair’s lives are more connected and intertwined than either ever could have imagined.

The Address: This thought-provoking tale by “The Dollhouse” author Fiona Davis tells the stories of two women separated by more than a century but connected by their tenures in famed New York apartment house The Dakota. Follow along in this highly readable and hard-to-put-down novel as the women, Sara and Bailey, experience love and loss while struggling to avoid being undone by the excesses of their respective ages.

Enjoying a good book is just one of the many ways to relax while enjoying a getaway at your home away from home on the Grand Strand. Book your stay at The Cottages at North Beach Plantation today — our comfortable accommodations and extensive amenities will be waiting right here to help you and your vacation crew recharge during your stay in the Myrtle Beach area.