Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A Happier Life

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

Kristy Woodson Harvey
Expected publication date: June 25, 2024
A tender and touching novel about a young woman who discovers the family she has always longed for when she spends a life-changing summer in North Carolina.

Present: Keaton Smith is desperate for a fresh start. So when her mother needs someone to put her childhood home in Beaufort, North Carolina, on the market—the home that Keaton didn’t know existed until now—she jumps at the chance to head south. Keaton’s grandparents died in a tragic car accident before she was born, so she’s eager to learn more about the family she never met. But even though she has help from her charming next-door-neighbor, his precocious ten-year-old son, and a flock of endearingly feisty town busybodies, Keaton soon finds that she has more questions than answers.

1976: After meeting her adoring husband Townsend, Rebecca “Becks” Saint James abandoned the life she knew and never looked back. Forty years later, she’s made a name for herself as the best hostess North Carolina has ever seen. Her annual summer suppers have become the stuff of legend, and locals and out-of-towners alike clamor for an invitation to her stunning historic home. But she’s struggling behind the façade. Becks strives to make the lives of those around her as easy as possible, but this summer she is facing a dilemma that even she can’t solve. And as the end of the season looms, she is brought to a decision she never wanted to make.

As both Keaton and Becks face new challenges and chapters, they are connected through time by the house on Sunset Lane, which has protected the secrets, hopes, and dreams of the women in their family for generations. For fans of Summer of ‘69 and The Notebook, Last Summer on Sunset Lane explores the power of family, the bonds of friendship, and the boundless nature of love. - from Goodreads


  1. Dual timelines! I love that in any book and it always catches my attention.

  2. This sounds like such a great summer read. And I like the NC setting. Since that's where my husband is from, I've been there many, many times.

  3. The different timelines thing throws me off most of the time, but I'll wait for your thoughts to see if it's worth reading. Hope you enjoy when you read it! :)

  4. This cover screams beach read. Hope you love it!

  5. Yes! I want to read this book, too. Harvey's last book was such a delight and I am sure she will dazzle me again.

  6. I am really looking forward to this one as well! I love her beach reads!

  7. This sounds like a wonderful mix of touching and beachy. Hope you'll love it!


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