It’s Getting Hot Out There! Get Into The Water.

Here you’ll find some great books that go along with our Summer Reading theme, Ocean of Possibilities.

Pirate Latitudes

Michael Crichton

In Crichton's posthumously published novel, Capt. Charles Hunter leads a lovable gang of pirates in a raid on a Spanish ship loaded with gold off the coast of Jamaica. Hunter's determination must contend with a host of rapacious cannibals,

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The Siren

Katherine St. John

In the midst of a sizzling hot summer, some of Hollywood's most notorious faces are assembled on the idyllic Caribbean island of St. Genesius to film The Siren, starring dangerously handsome megastar Cole Power playing opposite his ex-wife, Stel

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Caribbean Rim

Randy Wayne White

Marine biologist, Doc Ford, has been known to help his friends out of jams occasionally, but he's never faced a situation like this. His old pal, Carl Fitzpatrick, has been chasing sunken wrecks most of his life, but now he's run afoul of t

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Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island, a coming of age novel, is perhaps the best adventure story of all time. It is certainly the quintessential pirate tale, and together with its many movie adaptations it has created our idea of the pirate world: treasure maps with an &

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Terns of Endearment

Donna Andrews

Meg Langslow's grandfather has been booked by a cruise line to give lectures on birds and other environmental topics as part of their ship's education/entertainment itinerary, and Grandfather has arranged for a passel of family members to j

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Sea Storm

Andrew Mayne

A distress call draws rescuers Sloan McPherson and the Underwater Investigation Unit to a cruise ship off the coast of Fort Lauderdale that's sinking from a mysterious explosion. When it appears to be the work of an ecoterrorist and other ships

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Granny on Board

Harper Lin

Octavian takes Barbara on a seniors' cruise for her seventy-first birthday, but the vacation is not all piña coladas and shuffleboard. Barbara makes a frenemy in Georgina Branch, queen bee to a group of equally conniving girlfriends. Barbara is

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Rosemary Cottage

Colleen Coble

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She's even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It's always been a refuge for her and her family. She

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Title Wave

Lorna Barrett

While her bookstore, Haven't Got a Clue, is rebuilt following a devastating fire, Tricia Miles and her sister, Angelica, decide to book a cruise for some much needed R & R. Naturally they choose a mystery lovers cruise, where they can ponder

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Angie Hockman

Between taking night classes for her MBA and her demanding day job at a cruise line, marketing manager Henley Evans barely has time for herself, let alone family, friends, or dating. But when she's shortlisted for the promotion of her dreams, al

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Napoleon's Last Island

Thomas Keneally

In October 1815, after losing the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was banished to the island of Saint Helena. There, in one of the most remote places on earth, he lived out the final six years of his life. On this lonely island, with no chance

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Summer Island

Kristin Hannah

Years ago, Nora Bridge walked out on her marriage and left her daughters behind. She has since become a famous radio talk-show host and newspaper columnist beloved for her moral advice. Her youngest daughter, Ruby, is a struggling comedienne who uses

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Miss Benson's Beetle

Rachel Joyce

She's going too far to go it alone. It is 1950. London is still reeling from World War II, and Margery Benson, a schoolteacher and spinster, is trying to get through life, surviving on scraps. One day, she reaches her breaking point, abandoning

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Waves of Mercy

Lynn Austin

Geesje de Jonge crossed the ocean at age seventeen with her parents and a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands to settle in the Michigan wilderness. Fifty years later, in 1897, she's asked to write a memoir of her early experiences as

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The Marsh King's Daughter

Karen Dionne

Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the

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The Lake

Natasha Preston

Esme and Kayla once were campers at Camp Pine Lake. They're excited to be back this year as CITs (counselors in training). Esme loves the little girls in her cabin and thinks it's funny how scared they are of everything--spiders, the surly

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At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads Book #1)

Amanda Cabot

Marketing maven Kate Sherwood's world is fast-paced, challenging, and always changing. The last thing she wants to do is slow down to a crawl at Rainbow's End, a dilapidated resort in the Texas Hill Country. But she cannot deny her ailing g

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Waiting on Love (Ladies of the Lake)

Tracie Peterson

Crisscrossing the Great Lakes onboard her father's freighter ship, Elise Wright has grown up cooking and caring for the crew. It is a life she loves. And now, because of promises she made to her dying mother, she's bound to the ship and her

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The Guest Cottage

Nancy Thayer

Sophie Anderson, supportive wife and mother of two, wonders what's missing from her life. When her husband echoes that question, announcing that he's leaving her for another woman, Sophie realizes she has no idea what's next. Impulsive

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The Beach House

Jane Green

Known in Nantucket as the crazy woman who lives in the rambling house atop the bluff, Nan doesn't care what people think. She's sixty-five, twenty years a widow. Her beauty has faded and her family has flown. If her neighbors are away, why

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Summer of '69

Elin Hilderbrand

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home on N

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Patrick Ness

With harpoons strapped to their backs, the proud whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt, fighting in the ongoing war against the world of men. When they attack a ship bobbing on the surface of the Abyss, they expect to find easy prey. Inste

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A Bridge Across the Ocean

Susan Meissner

February, 1946. World War Two is over, but the recovery from the most intimate of its horrors has only just begun for Annaliese Lange, a German ballerina desperate to escape her past, and Simone Deveraux, the wronged daughter of a French Resistance s

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The Ocean Between Us

Susan Wiggs

After years of following her navy officer husband on assignment around the world with their three children, Grace Bennett realizes that she’s left something behind—herself. Steve Bennett can’t understand the unraveling of his wife’s heart. He

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The Glass Ocean

Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Karen White

A captivating historical mystery that links the lives of three women--two from the past, one from the present--to the doomed passenger liner RMS Lusitania

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The Light Between Oceans

M. L. Stedman

A novel set on a remote Australian island, where a childless couple live quietly running a lighthouse, until a boat carrying a baby washes ashore.

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The Summer Cottage

Viola Shipman

Adie Lou Kruger’s ex never understood her affection for what her parents called their Cozy Cottage, the charming, ramshackle summer home—complete with its own set of rules for relaxing—that she’s inherited on Lake Michigan. But despite the fa

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The Woman in Cabin 10

Ruth Ware

Lo Blacklock, a journalist, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise. Then, Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers rem

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On Ocean Boulevard

Mary Alice Monroe

It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara” Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for

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