today’s book: The Beach Reads Bookshop by Lee Tobin McClain
This week we kicked off the summer-long Road Trip Reads Giveaway where we will be visiting all 50 states on the pages of recently released books. Because road trips are always better with friends – and books – right? So grab your fave snacks, a cold soda or bottled water, an upbeat playlist and let’s head to…
today’s stop: Maryland
THE BEACH READS BOOKSHOP by Lee Tobin McClain
SERIES: Hometown Brothers #3
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
RELEASE DATE: April 25, 2023
From New York Times bestselling author Lee Tobin McClain comes a book-about-books story about a billionaire businessman and sudden father who reopens a run-down bookshop on a Chesapeake Bay island with the woman caring for his child.
Running a bookstore on a quaint Chesapeake island is exactly the life Deena Clark would have chosen for herself. But helping billionaire businessman Luis Dominguez figure out fatherhood is part of the package. Can bonding over books and one little girl help them open their hearts to each other?
by Lee Tobin McClain, author of The Beach Reads Bookshop
Hi everyone! I’m so happy to participate in this Road Trip Reads giveaway. The Beach Reads Bookshop is set in Maryland, and I have taken some glorious trips to the Chesapeake Bay to research the books (there’s actually a trilogy—The Forever Farmhouse, The Bluebird Bakery, and The Beach Reads Bookshop).
Come along and join the tour!
First up: food! Maryland is known for fresh crab and for a wonderful dessert called Smith Island Cake. I highly recommend both! And both appear in my Hometown Brothers trilogy.
Another important aspect of Maryland life is boating. The Beach Reads Bookshop and the rest of the trilogy take place on a fictional island in the Chesapeake Bay, accessible only by boat. I enjoyed looking at all types of boats as I did my research. Here’s a secret, though: I tend to get seasick, so most of my boat research is done close to shore.
Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay, are home to some of the most glorious sunsets on the planet, as well as plenty of sparsely-populated areas where it’s safe to build a bonfire.
The area is rich in history. I recommend spending an afternoon at the museum devoted to Harriet Tubman and her courageous life.
It’s also interesting, though sad, to look at the many old cemeteries on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Like the rest of the area, especially the islands, significant ground is lost every year to erosion and rising waters.
Maryland is a place for love, too! If you visit Easton during the Christmas season, make sure to take a romantic carriage ride.
Thanks for visiting Maryland with me! Please visit my website, www.leetobinmcclain.com, or join my newsletter for more news, photos, and giveaways.
Lee Tobin McClain is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. A professor-turned-writer, she finds inspiration in her beautiful and brilliant daughter, her goofy goldendoodle, and her aptly named cat, Trouble. Learn more about her books at www.leetobinmcclain.com.
Lee Tobin McClain is offering a print copy of The Beach Reads Bookshop to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read The Beach Reads Bookshop by Lee Tobin McClain? Have you ever visited Maryland?