New & Upcoming Books From Mary Kay Andrews



Hello Summer

Conley Hawkins left her family’s newspaper, The Beacon, in the rear view mirror years ago. Now, Conley is about to take a fancy new position at a New York City newspaper. That is, until she discovers that her new job is suddenly gone. Dread in her heart, Conley ends up in the last place she ever wanted to be: The Beacon. Matters come to a head after Conley witnesses a car accident that ends in the death of a local politician – a beloved war hero with a secret shady history whose death may not be exactly what it seems.

The Newcomers by Mary Kay Andrews


The Newcomer

Letty Carnahan is in trouble. She’s on the run from New York City; she has her four-year-old niece, Maya in tow, and her sister was found dead in the entry hall of her glamorous townhome. Letty believes she knows who did it: her sister’s awful, money-grubbing ex-husband, Eli Wingfield.

Letty can’t forget her sister Tara’s insistence: “if anything bad ever happens to me–It’s Eli. Promise me you’ll take Maya and run. Promise me.”

But run where? The only clue Tara has left behind is a faded magazine story about a sleepy mom-and-pop motel on Florida’s Gulf Coast.



Sunset Beach

PopSugar’s “28 Buzzy Books to Read This Spring”
Palm Beach Post‘s “13 Florida Books You’ll Want to Read This Spring/Summer”
Southern Living‘s “25 Beach Reads Perfect for Summer”

“Andrews has a gift for writing fascinating characters and captivating dialog.” Publishers Weekly
Sunset Beach delivers the perfect beach read you’ve been scouting for.” —BookTrib
Sunset Beach is another page-turner from the always charming Mary Kay Andrews.” —PopSugar
“Andrews’ latest annual big beach read combines mystery, family secrets, a hint of romance, and a little bit of home renovation…Andrews’ style ensures that this will be a relaxing read.” Booklist
“There is no better way to chase away winter blues than to think summer with MKA.” —Bookreporter



The High Tide Club

Amazon, Best Books of the Month: Heartfelt Fiction, May 2018
Barnes & Noble Pick: Best New Fiction, May 2018
USA Today New & Noteworthy
PopSugar Best New Books for Spring
PopSugar Mother’s Day Gift Guide Beach Books recommendation Best New Books for Summer
She Reads Highly Anticipated Books of Summer
Book Bub Independent Bookstore Recommendation Roundup


Missing the Book Tour Blues May 5, 2020 - I’m just gonna come out and say it. I miss book tour. I also miss having my hair professionally cut and colored and the glory that is a salon mani-pedi. Hey—I’m out here walking around looking like a hedgehog. Also? My nails look like I’ve been digging rutabagas.  Yes, I’m aware that this is a first world problem. The good news is that my family and I are healthy, and I hope all of you are too. We’ve been in lockdown going on eight weeks, and we’re going stir-crazy, but I get that we are incredibly privileged. We have a… ...
Desperation Baking April 14, 2020 - With the stress and anxiety surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve been doing a lot of what I call desperation baking lately. But this week I did a little celebration baking. It was my friend Susie’s birthday, and virus or no, I believe in celebrating birthdays. My grandmother and mother were big cake bakers in their time, but now, the birthday cake baking baton has been passed to me. I always try to bake the celebrant’s favorite kind of dessert for their birthday. My son-in-law Mark actually prefers Mississippi Mud Pie or Key Lime Pie instead of cake. Granddaughter Molly asks… ...
MKA’s 2020 Reading Challenge January 30, 2020 - I’m not super big on New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all been there. Eat less; exercise more. Spend less; save more. Yada yada yada. But when it comes to books and reading I can always get behind a fresh initiative and some goal-setting. If you’re like me, you tend to read a lot of the same kinds of books. I tend towards escapist fiction, whether contemporary or historical. I also love a well-plotted mystery, so long as there’s not too much nightmare-inducing gore. But we all know that there’s so much more out there for us to sink our teeth into.… ...


Bought this faux Staffordshire lamp at a yard sale in Savannah today—for $3. Because #blueandwhite. Can’t decide if it’s tacky or no. #yardsalebloodbath #junkdilemma #junkin

Bought this faux Staffordshire lamp at a yard sale in Savannah today—for $3. Because #blueandwhite. Can’t decide if it’s tacky or no. #yardsalebloodbath #junkdilemma #junkin ...

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