On Sale: May 14, 2019
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie
Beamish has the house. Located by the sea in a quiet Long
Island village, the house is her nest egg—the retirement
account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college
fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford
the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the
It’s Memorial Day weekend and the start of what Jem calls
“the summer bummer”: the family’s annual exodus to make way
for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived.
Adeline Clay is elegant and connected—and will never need to
worry about money. Before long, she demonstrates an uncanny
ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life. Is Adeline just
being her fabulous self, or is she out to take what she wants?
When an eccentric billionaire, his wayward daughter, a
coterie of social climbers, and Ruthie’s old flame are
thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the
verge of tumultuous change. But as Ruthie loses her grasp on
her job, her home, and her family, she discovers a new
talent for pushing back. By the end of one unhinged,
unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same—least of all
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