The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2021

Looking for books to pack into your beach bag for those lazy summer days by the shore (or at the pool)? Check out our top picks for some of this season’s best beach reads and prepare for hours of reading pleasure! (Better set a reminder to reapply sunscreen.)

By Christine McParland

A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry

Summer and treasure hunts go together like ice cream on hot days, making Chris Fabry’s A Piece of the Moon the perfect beach read! In this southern fiction story, the hunt for eccentric millionaire Gideon Quidley’s fortune intertwines the lives of estranged friends, local radio station hosts, and other interesting characters from the small town of Emmaus, West Virginia. With only Bible verses for clues, the treasure’s location and value will be an unexpected revelation for all.

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Immerse: Messiah

Take the Bible to the beach?! With Immerse, you can! Immerse is a Bible reading experience that reads and feels more like a novel than the heavily footnoted, leather-bound Bible that probably occupies a place of honor in your home. By presenting the Scriptures as one seamless narrative—without the distraction of chapter and verse breaks—you can engage with the story of salvation like you would with other page-turners. The lightweight, softcover binding makes it an easy addition to any beach bag.

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Is It Any Wonder by Courtney Walsh

What better beach read than a romance novel set in Nantucket? In her newest release, “master of the genre” (Midwest Book Review) Courtney Walsh delivers a sparkling inspirational romance about first love and second chances. Bound by a pact made twelve years ago to return to Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse on their shared golden birthday, Cody Boggs and Louisa Chambers couldn’t have anticipated the tragic circumstances that would tear them apart. With their paths converging just before the promised rendezvous on July 30, will they be able to overcome the past and find a second chance for the future?

Learn more about the book HERE and read an Author Q&A with Courtney Walsh HERE!

Under the Magnolias by T.I. Lowe

The highly-anticipated release from the bestselling author of Lulu’s Café will not disappoint! With the right amount of both tenderness and grit, T.I. Lowe weaves a captivating story of love, family, and community in Under the Magnolias. In the wake of her mother’s death and her father’s mental illness, Austin Foster is left to raise her six siblings on their tobacco farm in the small, southern town of Magnolia—but not without the help of some of the community’s quirkiest characters. Fans of romance fiction will also enjoy the love story between Austin and the mayor’s son that weaves itself throughout this gripping narrative.

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’Til I Want No More by Robin W. Pearson

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Christy Award-winning author Robin W. Pearson delivers another compelling story about family, long-kept secrets, and finding healing from the past. When Maxine’s ex shows up just months before her wedding, she is forced to confront her past choices and their present ramifications. But doing so could upend the lives of those she loves most. When it comes time for the full truth to be made known, will God’s love—and the love of her family—be enough for Maxine?

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Christine loves how stories open our imaginations to God and His work in our lives. As a marketing coordinator at Tyndale, she is excited to help readers connect to life-changing stories through books, Bibles, and blog articles. In her free time, Christine enjoys reading multiple books simultaneously, exploring the forest preserve near her home, and writing about everything she sees and experiences.

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