But back to the reading. A staple of summer fun includes a great beach book. Fortunately for you, I've got just the thing:
|Doesn't the cover SCREAM "Awesome Beach Read?"|
Stone Harbor Bound by Madeleine Mysko is Bridle Path Press's latest offering and I finally got to read it a couple weeks ago. The setting is Stone Harbor, New Jersey, a charming beach town where generations of families visit year after year. It's described so exquisitely I could taste the sweet tang of peach ice cream sold at the stand downtown and feel the grit of leftover sand between my toes and flip flops. The story is a hopeful one, characters who've lost their way converge upon this spot to find themselves, love and happiness. "We have arrived, Gallagher children!"--you'll discover yourself riding along in the backseat and vicariously experiencing the journey to the seashore between the pages of this lovely book.
I had the pleasure of meeting Madeleine Mysko last month while I was in Baltimore with my writing group. She's elegant, articulate and intelligent. Madeleine definitely understands the craft behind good writing and her work is considered and graceful. There's a lot of poorly edited, random slop out there peddled as "literature" and "good reading," trust me when I tell you Stone Harbor Bound is a good read. You can order your own copy (I gave you the link) for the price of a movie ticket (but this book will offer you three times the enjoyment of anything currently playing, so it's definitely a better deal) OR you can enter my giveaway to win an autographed copy of this Fabulous Beach Read.
How do you enter? Easy--each comment in the comment box all week is your chance to win. I'll pick a lucky winner on Monday and mail out the book.
Spill it, reader. Where's your favorite summer reading spot?
And BTW, Barry did marry Garry. I looked it up when I got home because my curiosity was KILLING me.