Home. . . . That’s what Martha’s Vineyard is to Annie Sutton now. After a winter spent writing her latest novel, Annie looks forward to a summer with friends who have become like the family she never had. But then her landlord announces that his grandson will be moving into her cozy Chappaquiddick cottage—and she’ll be moving out. Year-round island housing is tough to find at any time; in summer, it’s nearly impossible. Shaken by the thought of being forced to leave the people and the community she’s grown to love, Annie seeks distraction in the July 4th celebrations—and stumbles upon a young woman who’s unconscious on her front lawn . . . and barely alive . . .
Summer on the Vineyard brings not only tourists, but also wealthy families with summer homes—like Fiona Littleton’s—and tensions between them and the tight-knit island community often ignite. But when Annie’s quick thinking saves Fiona’s life, she’s surprised to learn that like her, Fiona has no one to lean on. And when Fiona fears that someone wants her dead, Annie cannot walk away. With depleting resources and no home on the horizon, Annie is certain of only one thing: each of them will have to rise to one of life’s greatest challenges: feeling at home within themselves . . .
About the Author
Jean Stone is the author of seventeen novels about contemporary women that have been published by Random House and HarperCollins. Her book, Good Little Wives (written under her pen name, Abby Drake) has been optioned for a Lifetime TV movie. From Germany to Japan, over a dozen countries around the world have purchased the subrights to her novels and translated them. In addition, all of her books are available in both print and eBook versions. Jean has taught at a number of writers' conferences and has been a guest lecturer at many colleges and conferences. A native of New England, she lived in Amherst, Massachusetts, for several years; she now resides on Martha’s Vineyard. Visit her website: www.jeanstone.com or her blog www.jeanstonemv.com.
Praise for A Vineyard Summer:
“Filled with heart, an engaging story, and themes of families in all their various forms, readers of A Vineyard Christmas (2018) will be thrilled to reconnect with familiar characters and meet new additions asthey explore deeper into the world of Martha's Vineyard. Perfect for long summer days. For fans of DebbieMacomber or Elin Hilderbrand.” – Booklist
Praise for Jean Stone's A Vineyard Christmas:
“Annie Sutton is finally realizing her dream of living on Martha’s Vineyard, when a surprise package is left outside her cottage door….a baby in a basket. The diverse characters, strong setting, and clever mystery surrounding baby Bella brims with holiday cheer readers will relish.”–Library Journal
“A successful novelist finds herself in the middle of a mystery fit for the plot of one of her books in this holiday story….A Vineyard Christmas is charming and sincere; Stone's fans will not be disappointed by her newest effort.” --Booklist
Praise for the previous works of Jean Stone:
“Stone's graceful prose, vivid imagery and compassionately drawn characters make this one a standout.” —Publishers Weekly
“A very smart and well-written book” —Fresh Fiction
“Jean Stone is a truly gifted writer. I wish I could claim her as a long-lost sister--but I can't. I can merely enjoy her wonderful talent.” —Nationally bestselling author Katherine Stone
“Stone is a talented novelist whose elegant prose brings the Martha’s Vineyard setting vividly to life. . . . A very good read.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“A wrenching and emotionally complex story. Sometimes, if you are very lucky, you can build a bridge across all obstacles. A very touching read.” —RT Book Reviews