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Publisher's Summary

Life is better with sand between your toes.

For Emily Tate, returning to her charming childhood home Oyster Bay is like coming up for air after the fast pace of her city life. At the farm her grandfather built, surrounded by sister Rachel’s chatter, Gram’s butter biscuits, and the soft, white sand, Emily is reminded exactly who she is and what she holds most dear. 

When Emily starts work at elegant Water’s Edge Inn, Charles Peterson, the handsome new owner, asks for her help. He wants to expand and needs Emily to teach him the local ways, so he can convince the planning commission. Emily vows to make him fall in love with her hometown, just the way it is. 

At work, Charles is reserved and serious, yet once Emily has him kicking off his shoes in the sand and sailing across glistening Chesapeake Bay, she sees another side to him, and their easy rapport feels like the start of something big. 

But when it becomes clear Charles’s plans for the inn involve bulldozing Oyster Bay, Emily is heartbroken. Will she lose her home and Charles all at once, or can she save Oyster Bay, and give true love a chance? 

Summer at Oyster Bay is the perfect, feel-good summer romance, about the importance of home and family, learning what love is, and living for the moment.

©2016 Jenny Hale (P)2016 Bookouture

Critic Reviews

"A delightful read with a wonderful setting and cast of characters at its core; definitely recommended to chick lit fans!" (Spoonful of Happy Endings)

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Loved this story. I felt like I spent the summer at oyster bay. Delightful characters.The ending was perfect.

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Wonderful book

This book is wonderful. It has me laughing and crying. I felt like I was right there with them. The narrator has a calming tone. Love Jenny Hale’s books. Never disappoints.

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Sweet. Charming. Lovely.

I adored the storyline, all the characters, the pace of the story, and the narration was beautifully crafted.

It was as magical listening to this 2nd around, maybe even more so bc I knew how it ended (wink).

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One of my favorite books. Narration great Story excellent. a great read. Want another like it.

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Never give up on hope and love

This is the most wonderful story I've ever listened to .It has the happy endings that we never hear anymore but that we all need to hear.

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Heartwarming

This was a heartwarming romance and I enjoyed every minute of this book. I'm a new fan of Jenny Hale and can't wait to start my next book. The narrator did a great job telling this story!

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Summer at Oyster Bay

I loved, loved, loved this audiobook. It was such a heartwarming romance. I loved that Emily and Charlie got married and they have twins. And, from the sounds of it, another on its way. This was truly a beautiful story.

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Great read

What made the experience of listening to Summer at Oyster Bay the most enjoyable?

I loved the setting. All characters were good. The story was filled with emotion.

What did you like best about this story?

The love and care the family had for one another.

Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not that I am aware of, but she was great at performing.

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Summer At Oyster Bay: Romantic Feel good Story.

If you could sum up Summer at Oyster Bay in three words, what would they be?

Feel good, Romantic, Hopeful.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved Emily and her love for her family and hometown. When she meet Charlie there is an attraction between them as she try to show him what the people of her hometown want. I loved that they both brought something out of each other. And slowly discovered what was in their hearts.

Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to Teri Schnaubelt's readings before, but I did feel that she did a great job with the character voices and bring them to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end where Charlie showed just how much he loved and cared for Emily.. So Romantic...

Any additional comments?

Summer At Oyster Bay is a lovely story about two people finding each other and learning what love means to them. With a few twists and turns and family closeness... I think this book is the perfect feel good summer story. It will leave anyone feeling all lovely by the end.

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