New Release Books by Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the author of The Santa Suit (2022), The Homewreckers (2022), The Newcomer (2021), Hello, Summer (2020), Sunset Beach (2019) and other 69 books.

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The Homewreckers

release date: May 03, 2022
The Homewreckers
"Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love. Hattie Kavanaugh went to work helping clean up restored homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen; married the boss''s son at twenty; and was only twenty-five when her husband, Hank, was killed in a motorcycle accident. Broken hearted, but determined to continue the business of their dreams, she takes the life insurance money, buys a small house in a gentrifying neighborhood, flips it, then puts the money into her next project. But that house is a disaster and a money-loser, which rocks her confidence for years to come. Then, Hattie gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. It''s a question of who will flip, and who will flop, and will Hattie ever get her happily-ever-after. Filled with Mary Kay Andrews''s trademark wit, warmth, junking trips, and house porn, The Homewreckers is a summer beach delight"--

The Newcomer

release date: May 04, 2021
The Newcomer
Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer with The Newcomer. In trouble and on the run... After she discovers her sister Tanya dead on the floor of her fashionable New York City townhouse, Letty Carnahan is certain she knows who did it: Tanya’s ex; sleazy real estate entrepreneur Evan Wingfield. Even in the grip of grief and panic Letty heeds her late sister’s warnings: “If anything bad happens to me—it’s Evan. Promise me you’ll take Maya and run. Promise me.” With a trunkful of emotional baggage... So Letty grabs her sister’s Mercedes and hits the road with her wailing four-year-old niece Maya. Letty is determined to out-run Evan and the law, but run to where? Tanya, a woman with a past shrouded in secrets, left behind a “go-bag” of cash and a big honking diamond ring—but only one clue: a faded magazine story about a sleepy mom-and-pop motel in a Florida beach town with the improbable name of Treasure Island. She sheds her old life and checks into an uncertain future at The Murmuring Surf Motel. The No Vacancy sign is flashing & the sharks are circling... And that’s the good news. Because The Surf, as the regulars call it, is the winter home of a close-knit flock of retirees and snowbirds who regard this odd-duck newcomer with suspicion and down-right hostility. As Letty settles into the motel’s former storage room, she tries to heal Maya’s heartache and unravel the key to her sister’s shady past, all while dodging the attention of the owner’s dangerously attractive son Joe, who just happens to be a local police detective. Can Letty find romance as well as a room at the inn—or will Joe betray her secrets and put her behind bars? With danger closing in, it’s a race to find the truth and right the wrongs of the past.

Hello, Summer

release date: May 05, 2020
Hello, Summer
New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer. It’s a new season... Conley Hawkins left her family’s small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, D.C. Or so she thinks. For small town scandals... When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat—and she doesn’t exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, “Hello, Summer.” And big-time secrets. Then Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman—a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets. As an old heartbreaker causes trouble and a new flame ignites, it soon looks like their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer.

Sunset Beach

release date: May 07, 2019
Sunset Beach
Pull up a lounge chair and have a cocktail at Sunset Beach – it comes with a twist. Drue Campbell’s life is adrift. Out of a job and down on her luck, life doesn’t seem to be getting any better when her estranged father, Brice Campbell, a flamboyant personal injury attorney, shows up at her mother’s funeral after a twenty-year absence. Worse, he’s remarried – to Drue’s eighth grade frenemy, Wendy, now his office manager. And they’re offering her a job. It seems like the job from hell, but the offer is sweetened by the news of her inheritance – her grandparents’ beach bungalow in the sleepy town of Sunset Beach, a charming but storm-damaged eyesore now surrounded by waterfront McMansions. With no other prospects, Drue begrudgingly joins the firm, spending her days screening out the grifters whose phone calls flood the law office. Working with Wendy is no picnic either. But when a suspicious death at an exclusive beach resort nearby exposes possible corruption at her father’s firm, she goes from unwilling cubicle rat to unwitting investigator, and is drawn into a case that may – or may not – involve her father. With an office romance building, a decades-old missing persons case re-opened, and a cottage in rehab, one thing is for sure at Sunset Beach: there’s a storm on the horizon. Sunset Beach is a compelling ride, full of Mary Kay Andrews'' signature wit, heart, and charm.

The High Tide Club

release date: May 08, 2018
The High Tide Club
"When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine''s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter ... Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club"--Amazon.com.

The Beach House Cookbook

release date: May 02, 2017
The Beach House Cookbook
You don’t have to own a beach house to enjoy Mary Kay Andrews’ recipes. All you need is an appetite for delicious, casual dishes, cooked with the best fresh, local ingredients and presented with the breezy flair that make Mary Kay Andrews’ novels a summertime favorite at the beach. From an early spring dinner of cherry balsamic-glazed pork medallions and bacon-kissed Brussels sprouts to Fourth of July buttermilk-brined fried chicken, potato salad, and pudding parfaits to her New Year’s Day Open House menu of roast oysters, home-cured gravlax, grits ''n’ greens casserole, and lemon-cream cheese pound cake, this cookbook will supply ideas for menus and recipes designed to put you in a permanently carefree, coastal state of mind all year long.

The Weekenders

release date: May 17, 2016
The Weekenders
Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends-and it''s something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.

Change of Scene: A 100 Page Novella

release date: Apr 05, 2016
Change of Scene: A 100 Page Novella
This 100 page prequel novella to Mary Kay Andrews''s bestselling novel Beach Town is sure to delight fans and new readers alike. Greer Hennessy is a movie location scout whose latest project has literally gone up in flames. After an avocado field accidentally catches fire on the set of her new movie, she is out of a job and practically run out of town. With her feisty grandmother Dearie, a Golden Age starlet who still has a lot of vigor left in her, complicating her life, Greer needs a bit of a rest. But Greer''s own mother then drops a bombshell on her that will change Greer''s life completely, and raise questions about her own father that she can''t ignore. In desperate need of a second chance, can Greer find what she''s looking for in the one last job she can get: a movie called BEACH TOWN? But first, she needs to find the perfect spot...

Beach Town

release date: May 19, 2015
Beach Town
Given a last chance to salvage her career after being wrongly blamed for property damage, movie location scout Greer confronts an environmentally minded mayor in a sleepy Florida Gulf Coast community. By the best-selling author of Save the Date.

The Mary Kay Andrews Collection

release date: Nov 18, 2014
The Mary Kay Andrews Collection
Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE MARY KAY ANDREWS COLLECTION is sure to delight the blockbuster bestselling author''s legions of fans. Includes: SUMMER RENTAL Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. A month in North Carolina''s Outer Banks is just what each of them needs. Ty Bazemore is their landlord. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he''s ever cared about. Maryn Shackleford is a stranger on the run who needs just a few things: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs? SPRING FEVER Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless. They''ve been divorced for four years, she''s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she''s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history. She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia. But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she''s been given a second chance. Maybe everything happens for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back. But there are secrets afoot in this small Southern town and Annajane discovers that change can bring out the worst in people and uncover family scandals. And even though there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness could be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy little lake town could be in her future. That is, if she can find out what she''s really made of and what really matters most to her. LADIES'' NIGHT Grace Stanton''s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their "divorce coach" starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies'' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?

Save the Date

release date: Jun 03, 2014
Save the Date
Can this wedding be saved? Up-and-coming floral designer Cara Kryzik is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for Savannah society nuptials. The only problem is, life seems to be conspiring against her. Cara''s implacable father, "The Colonel", doesn''t believe in Cara''s business savvy and is about to call in his twenty-thousand-dollar loan. Then, on the morning that someone steals her dog, Cara''s refrigerator goes on the blink, turning twelve thousand dollars'' worth of gorgeous blooms into road kill. And if that''s not enough, the dog-napper, Jack Finnerty, turns up at her latest wedding and then mysteriously leaves her stranded on the dance floor. All this turmoil will be solved if Cara can pull off the lavish Trappnell-Strayhorn wedding. The payday will solve all her problems—even the looming problem of a celebrated florist named Cullen Keane who is moving into her turf from Charleston. But the wedding is in six weeks, the bride is acting strangely (even for a bride) and the stepmother of the bride is becoming Cara''s biggest headache. What Cara needs is to focus, but that''s not easy when Jack is turning up at every wedding in Savannah (the man seems to know everybody), with Cara in his sights and seduction on his mind. When Brooke Trappnell spirals into a shocking crisis and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must come to the rescue and figure out what she really believes in. Is it love? Is it her own strength? In the end, for everyone, "Save the Date" has more meanings than one. Told with Mary Kay Andrews''s trademark wit and keen eye for detail, Save the Date is the New York Times bestselling novel you won''t want to miss.

Summer Rental

release date: May 03, 2016
Summer Rental
From the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "The Fixer Upper" comes a novel filled with her trademark warmth and humor--the story of four women, a month at the beach, and the healing power of friendship and second chances.

Christmas Bliss

release date: Oct 15, 2013
Christmas Bliss
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and Savannah was breezy But there''s trouble afoot - and it''s heading toward Weezie. Seems BeBe''s been holding a big secret back that would make Santa''s reindeer stop dead in their tracks. Can these two best friends wriggle out of these twists? Will they do it in time to ensure CHRISTMAS BLISS? Return to the wonderful world of Mary Kay Andrews'' Savannah with Christmas Bliss.

Ladies' Night

release date: Jun 04, 2013
Ladies' Night
Cut off from her palatial home and checking account after an act of post-divorce rage forces her to move in with her widowed mother and attend court-mandated group therapy, rising media star Grace Stanton bonds with three fellow patients who she helps plot respective pursuits of justice and closure. By the best-selling author of Spring Fever.

Spring Fever & Summer Rental

release date: Jun 12, 2017

Happy Never After

release date: Mar 26, 2013
Happy Never After
Callahan Garrity is the ownerof house mouse, a cleaningservice that tidies up afterAtlanta''s elite. She''s also aformer cop and a part-timesleuth. She and her coterie ofdevoted helpers can ransack ahouse for clues faster than ittakes a fingerprint to set. Keeping Rita Fontaine, awashed-up 1960steenage rock star, out of jail is a tough job. It''snothing less than murder when Stu Hightower,the vain, temperamental president of athriving Atlanta recording company, is foundmurdered in the den of his posh home. Hisonly companions are the slug in his heart andRita, dead drunk and looking guilty. Callahanbelieves in Rita''s innocence, but discoveringwho killed Hightower could send her floatingdown a river of lost dreams without a paddle.

Hissy Fit with Bonus Material

release date: May 24, 2011
Hissy Fit with Bonus Material
This special e-book edition of Hissy Fit includes an exclusive sneak-peek at Mary Kay Andrews''s soon-to-be published novel Summer Rental, on sale June 7th. Welcome to the world of Mary Kay Andrews, where manners are polished, reputations are tarnished ... and revenge is sweet. Keeley Murdock''s wedding to A. J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season. But when she catches her fiance doing the deed with her maid of honor at the country club rehearsal dinner, all bets are off. And so is the wedding. Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, earning herself instant notoriety in the small town of Madison, Georgia. Even worse is the financial pressure A.J.''s banking family brings to bear on Keeley''s interior design business. But riding to the rescue -- in a vintage yellow Cadillac -- is the redheaded stranger who''s purchased a failing local bra plant. Will Mahoney hires Keeley to redo the derelict antebellum mansion he''s bought. Her assignment: decorate it for the woman of his dreams -- a woman he''s never met. Only a designing woman like Keeley Murdock can find a way to clear her name and give her cheating varmint of an ex-fiance the comeuppance he so richly deserves. And only Mary Kay Andrews can deliver such delicious social satire. With Hissy Fit, she''s created a story as outrageous, dishy, and true as Savannah Blues and Little Bitty Lies.

Midnight Clear

release date: Nov 19, 2013
Midnight Clear
In this heartwarming, suspenseful, and hilarious novel, Callahan Garrity and the outrageous band of "girls" in her Atlanta cleaning crew join together during the Christmas rush to prove that her trailer-trash brother didn''t kill his even trashier estranged wife. It''s a few days before Christmas, and sometime sleuth/full-time cleaning lady Callahan Garrity has things under control for a change, until her ne''er-do-well brother, Brian, shows up. He''s kidnapped his toddler daughter, Maura, from his estranged wife, a vengeful shrew with the law on her side. When his ex-wife is found dead, the cops suspect Brian. To save her brother and her holiday, Callahan, along with her irascible mom, Edna, and a gaggle of House Mouse employees, will crisscross yuletide Atlanta, going everywhere the search for truth leads.

Strange Brew

release date: Oct 15, 2013
Strange Brew
The winds of change are blowing, bringing gentrification to Callahan Garrity''s funky Atlanta neighborhood. Though it probably won''t harm her House Mouse housecleaning service, not everyone welcomes the rebirth. And when the body of a murdered microbrewer is discovered in the aftermath of a furious Halloween gale, suspicion falls on the aging "flower child" shopkeeper whom the victim put out of business. A former cop, Callahan isn''t as quick to condemn a colorful local character as some law officers still on the force. But her investigative zeal is stirring up secrets that are forcing her to reassess old friendships and a one-time love—and is brewing up more lethal trouble than Callahan and her "mice" can safely swallow.

Little Bitty Lies LP

release date: May 25, 2010
Little Bitty Lies LP
In a suburban Atlanta neighborhood where divorce is as rampant as kudzu, Mary Bliss McGowan doesn''t notice that her own marriage is in trouble until the summer night she finds a note from her husband, Parker, telling her he''s gone—and has taken the family fortune with him. Stunned and humiliated, a desperate Mary Bliss, left behind with her seventeen-year-old daughter, Erin, and a mountain of debt, decides to salvage what''s left of her life by telling one little bitty lie . . . that starts to snowball until Parker turns up dead. Or does he? Little Bitty Lies is a comic novel not only about one woman''s lifelong quest for home but also about all the important things in life: marriage and divorce, mothers and daughters, friendship and betrayal, small-town secrets—and the perfect recipe for chicken salad.

Heart Trouble

release date: Oct 13, 2009
Heart Trouble
“Truly exciting...[Andrews] has moved into the winner’s circle with Heart Trouble.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch The fifth installment of this popular series sends cleaning lady/sleuth Callahan Garrity after the killer of the most hated woman in Atlanta. Former cop, currently co-owner of the House Mouse housecleaning service, and freelance p.i., Callahan Garrity raises eyebrows when she accepts an assignment from the most hated person in Atlanta — a wealthy white socialite who killed a young Black girl in a drunken hit-and-run and was punished with no more than a slap on the wrist. Even Callahan’s “Mice” are grumbling. But when a roadside murder turns up the heat on the racial tensions that have been simmering dangerously since Whitney Albright Dobbs received her laughably light sentence, Callahan realizes she’ll have to pull out all the stops to trap a mean, mad killer — for the sake of justice and a city that’s threatening to explode.
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