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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction…

Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs.

Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about.

Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?

Mary Kay Andrews' audiobook is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.

Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011.

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

©2011 Whodunnit, Inc. (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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Predictable yet sweet

The story is just what you expect. The characters are very likable and relatable. I'm just weary from the same old recipe for a story. Looking for something new and refreshing in a storyline with out it getting too dark or going the other way and becoming too sappy. It may be several months before another one of Mary Kay's books.

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Great story!!

Enjoyed every minute! Kept you on your toes at the end. Great book to listen to while doing other things. You can pick up right where you left off and your are never bored of the twists and turns.

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Fantastic book!!

Love this book!! Wish there were a series! I would read this over and over!

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Great fun summer girls read

Fun, laughable, I could pick myself and my friends out thru the entire story even the serious parts. a good beach read.

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Another favorite of MKA'S

I am a very big fan of all of Mary Kay Andrews' books. I bought this as a hardbound book as soon as it came out. And now I've listened to it on Audible. Loved them both. Can't wait for another book from MKA!!

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  • aimee
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  • 05-24-16

Enjoyed

I always really enjoy her books they are fun easy comforting books.great summer reads The narrators are always great I have listened to allot of them more then once.

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Fun summer listen

This was a fun easy listen story. Perfect to relive the Outer Banks and east coast summer at the beach.

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Again another amazing Mary Kay Andrews book!!!!

This was one of my favorites! I felt like I was there in the group of girls and living the story. It's romantic with a twist of funny and serious moments. It will keep your attention that's for sure!

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Love these books!

Would you consider the audio edition of Summer Rental to be better than the print version?

I only listen.

What did you like best about this story?

I just love Mary Kay Andrews' books.

What does Isabel Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This was a great narration. Otherwise I am not sure how to answer this question.

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a good listen

I liked the story, but I had a hard time with the narrator, she was very distracting I would have chosen someone else