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Summer beach essentials include sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, drinks, and a summer-themed book to enjoy while soaking up the sun and sand. Books set in the summer often depict blossoming romances and mysteries in beach settings. Not only are these books popular for their stories, but their covers are eye-catching with vibrant colors and beautiful summer scenes. If you’re looking for a 2024 beach read, here are five new releases to add to your collection.

“Jackpot Summer” by Elyssa Friedland follows the Jacobson family as they win the lottery and become instant millionaires. The book explores how money doesn’t equal happiness and is set at the Jersey Shore. Friedland’s newest release will be available on June 11, 2024, perfect for a beach day.

Elin Hilderbrand’s “Swan Song” is a summer novel about a mysteriously wealthy couple whose mansion in Nantucket burns down, with their personal assistant going missing. Chief of Police Ed Kapenash postpones his retirement to solve the case. This intriguing story will be hitting bookshelves on June 11, 2024, as part of Hilderbrand’s Nantucket series.

“Summer Romance” by Annabel Monaghan follows a recently single mother who finds love with a man named Ethan during the summer. Monaghan is known for her books “Nora Goes Off Script” and “Same Time Next Summer.” “Summer Romance” is set to be released on June 4, 2024, offering a classic summer romance story arc for readers to enjoy.

“A Happier Life” by Kristy Woodson Harvey is a family mystery and love story set in the summer in North Carolina. The main character, Keaton Smith, learns about her past while putting her mother’s childhood home on the market. This beach read will be released on June 25, 2024, providing readers with a captivating summer tale.

“The Summer Pact” by Emily Giffin centers around a group of four friends whose lives are forever changed after a desperate act leads to tragic consequences. The friends make a pact to be there for each other, no matter the circumstances or distance between them. Giffin’s latest book will be available to readers on July 9, 2024, offering a heartfelt and moving story perfect for summer reading.

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