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Up Island Harbor (Up Island Novel, An) (Paperback)

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With all the seaside charm and small-town heart that have made fans of Debbie Macomber and Elin Hilderbrand fall in love with her Martha’s Vineyard-set novels, Jean Stone transports readers to a picturesque side of the island rarely visited by tourists, as an archeology professor inherits a quaint cottage that will change her life forever…

She’s coming back to the home she didn’t know she had . . .

The quaint, historic fishing village of Menemsha is a side of Martha’s Vineyard that tourists don’t always see. Maddie Clarke’s late mother was born on the Vineyard, and Maddie hazily recalls childhood visits to her Grandma Nancy’s cottage above Menemsha Harbor. Now divorced with a teenage son, Maddie is awaiting news of a tenureship at her Massachusetts college when a letter arrives that could change everything . . .

It turns out Grandma Nancy didn’t die long ago, as Maddie believed. In fact, Nancy just passed away at 89—and left Maddie her gray-shingled cottage. Maddie intends her visit to Martha’s Vineyard to be a brief one, just long enough to settle the estate and sell the cottage. But on arriving in Menemsha, she finds far more than memories . . .

There are other family secrets waiting to be uncovered, and a Native American heritage Maddie knew nothing about. Most surprising of all, there is the glimmer of a very different future—a chance to connect with her people and find herself, and perhaps find love, on this beautiful, celebrated island . . .

About the Author

Jean Stone is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the Vineyard Series and Good Little Wives (under the pen name Abby Drake), which was optioned for a Lifetime TV movie. Published by Kensington, Random House, and HarperCollins, her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. 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 who has lived on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, she can be found online at

Praise For…

Praise for Jean Stone's Vineyard novels:
“Filled with heart... Perfect for long summer days. For fans of Debbie Macomber or Elin Hilderbrand.” —Booklist on A Vineyard Summer
“Ticks off all the boxes as engrossing “cozy” fiction and a can’t-put-it-down late summer read…[with] plenty of local scenery and flavor.” —The Barnstable Patriot on Vineyard Crossing
“Lie down on the couch, put a pillow under your head and enjoy the ride.” —The Vineyard Gazette on A Vineyard Summer
“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 on A Vineyard Christmas
“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

“Stone is expert at leading us through the intricate web of relationships and each character’s evolving story. An added bonus, for those of us who know the Vineyard, is that she always gets the tiny details about Island life right — even down to how long it takes to get from town to town; which libraries are open when …  we do care about this group of folks, who are lovingly bonded through both happy and challenging times. We fret for them and celebrate with them as friends as they move through all the situations.” – Martha’s Vineyard Times on A Vineyard Season

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496743008
ISBN-10: 1496743008
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Up Island Novel, An