Book: Summer Iris (The Perennials) by M. Kate Quinncategories: Book, Beach, Comedy, Empty Nest, Jersey Shore, Love, Second Chances, Ocean, Friendship, Contemporary Romance
M. Kate Quinnabout this book: Iris Stanton is fifty, divorced, an empty-nester, and recently downsized from her job as an elementary school teacher. Her condo's being sold out from under her, and her only daughter is in love with the absolute wrong guy. Her kooky but lovable best friend, Yvonne, gives her an unusual birthday gift. She arranges for Iris to house-sit a beach cottage for the summer. The only glitch is that the cottage is undergoing renovations and for the summer and Iris will have to tolerate some disruption while she enjoys life at the beach. After some hemming and hawing Iris takes the opportunity to be at the beach and regroup. A chance encounter with cottage owner, Sam Hanratty, a widower with intoxicating green eyes and a dashing smile, reminds her that she's a woman and long-dormant longings come alive. Daily interaction with Sam's carpenter, brash and snarky Eddie Morgan, keeps her on her toes. What begins as an adversarial acquaintanceship changes into something entirely different on one rainy night. Unable to believe there are two man vying for her attention, Iris spends her summer discovering who she is, what she wants, and most importantly, to whom her heart belongs.
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