Holly Chamberlin Books In Order

Yorktide, Maine Books In Publication Order

  1. The Family Beach House (2010)
  2. Last Summer (2012)
  3. The Beach Quilt (2014)
  4. Summer with My Sisters (2015)
  5. Seashell Season (2016)
  6. Home for the Summer (2017)
  7. Home for Christmas (2017)
  8. The Summer Nanny (2018)
  9. All Our Summers (2020)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Living Single (2002)
  2. The Summer of Us (2004)
  3. Babyland (2005)
  4. Back in the Game (2006)
  5. One Week In December (2006)
  6. The Friends We Keep (2007)
  7. Tuscan Holiday (2008)
  8. Summer Friends (2011)
  9. The Summer Everything Changed (2013)
  10. The Season of Us (2016)
  11. A Wedding on the Beach (2019)
  12. Barefoot in the Sand (2021)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Let it Snow (2003)
  2. Sex and the Single Witch (2005)
  3. I Shaved My Legs For This?! (2006)
  4. Summer Days (2014)

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Holly Chamberlin Books Overview

The Family Beach House

Larchmere is a splendid, sprawling beach home with breathtaking views of the Atlantic. It’s the place where Tilda McQueen O’Connell grew up, and where she and her three siblings Adam, Hannah, and Craig have gathered to commemorate the tenth anniversary of their mother’s passing. But instead of the bittersweet, relaxing reunion Tilda expected, she finds chaos. Her father’s plan to marry again compels each family member to contemplate the beach house’s fate. Alone and vulnerable after her husband’s death, Tilda hoped to retire to Larchmere one day and hide from the world. Faced with losing that inheritance, Tilda and all the McQueens must reconcile their past, confront their futures and learn how to love one another even when it means forging a life apart.

Living Single

This is going to be Erin Weston’s year. At thirty two, she has decided to make a concentrated effort to find The One, though certainly not at the expense of her career in a Boston PR firm. But when she meets the married man of her dreams, she has to figure out how to chase after the real Mr. Right, when Mr. Right Now has swept her off her feet. Abby Walker is New England’s version of a steel magnolia. A hopeless romantic, she has the unwavering determination to make her dream of becoming a wife and mother come true. Plus, she has the looks that make grown men swoon even one as grown as Erin’s recently divorced father. Now, love and loyalty are on a collision course. A highly respected pediatrician, JoAnne Chiofalo treats Boston’s youngest but her own life lacks some tender loving care. As far as relationships are concerned, she’s realistic to a fault, until her own medical emergency gives her something more to live and love for. She’s no fashion plate, but Maggie Branley packs a one two punch of brains and compassion. A professor at M.I.T., it’s her work at a women’s shelter that brings her satisfaction. And although a doomed grad school relationship has put her off men, it’s long past time for her heart to get back in the game. It’s life shaken not stirred for these four sister in arms. Career moves and cocktails go hand in hand when they take to Boston’s teeming streets in their search for lust, love, and everything in between. And while bad hair days and lonely nights might trip them up, they’ll never give up their faith in five star restaurants and four way friendship.

The Summer of Us

A house share in Martha’s Vineyard sets the stage for a summer of cold margaritas, hot guys, and hilarious adventures…
Gincy Gannon doesn’t quite fit in with the Vineyard scene. Raised in Nowheresville, New Hampshire, she finally escaped to Boston, establishing a career at PBS and a freewheeling sex life. Commitment is definitely not her thing. So why, when Gincy’s supposed to be reeling in lifeguards, is she getting hooked on a single dad? Life is good for Danielle Leers. She’s got a close knit family, a killer wardrobe, and a job that keeps her in manicures and massages. Now that she’s set her sights on settling down, her good grooming will attract great husband material. Which should mean a well heeled Jewish professional. Not a townie fisherman…
Blueblood Clare Wellman doesn’t worry about keeping up appearances her boyfriend, Winchester Carrington, III, is in charge of that. Actually, he’s in charge of pretty much everything…
and never lets Clare forget it, especially after proposing. An engagement ring shouldn’t feel like an albatross and this summer may be Clare’s last chance to see what could be before what is ties her down for good…
Three city smart girlfriends are about to take the plunge into love, lust, and letting it all hang out, Vineyard style. But whatever happens, long after the tan lines have faded, they’ll still have each other.


Bestselling author Holly Chamberlin’s new novel is a smart, funny, moving story about love, marriage and the next big step – not necessarily in that order.

Pink used to be Anna Trauslen’s favorite color. Just yesterday, she was a fabulous, single, happening thirty-seven year old event planner. Then the stick turned pink. Pink as in positive…
as in pregnant…
as in pure, unadulterated panic. This wasn’t supposed to happen: She’s scheduled to marry the handsome, successful, and very appropriate Ross Davis in six months. Unfortunately, while Ross may not rock her world with kitchen-table sex, his technique worked well enough to put a bun in her thiry-something oven- a fact of which he’s surprisingly proud, considering they’d agreed not to start a family.

Now instead of a fabulous rooftop apartment, fabulous clothes, and regular drinks with the girls, all she has is a nasty case of morning sickness; a future mother-in-law who’s become obsessed with ‘Ross’s Baby’; a slew of unsolicited name suggestions for him or her;and a custom designed wedding dress she’ll soon be too fat to wear. Although she’s trying to take some small comfort in the fact that one is never too bloated for a really cute purse, impending motherhood also has her reassessing more than her wardrobe-wondering if thirty-six more weeks is enough time for her to finish growing up.

Back in the Game

Nobody said life was fair. That love was forever. Or that getting Back in the Game would be easy. Then again, nobody said they had to play by the rules, either…
Jess Marlowe doesn’t know why she suddenly stopped loving her husband, Matt. According to her mum, it’s because of Jess’ inability to stick with anything, from ballet in the third grade to Bart, the ‘nice young man’ she dated in college. Trust her mom to forget that Jess was bullied at ballet and that Bart could have earned a degree in crazy. So now Jess’ marriage is over, but it feels like life is just beginning, if she can navigate this terrifying, thrilling, newly single existence that includes dates with S&M addicted colleagues, a divorce ‘support’ group that offers anything but, and a whole new way of thinking about love, lust, and everything in between. And the greatest surprise of all comes in discovering what she really wants from a future that’s wide open and utterly unpredictable…

One Week In December

The Rowans’ rambling Maine farmhouse is just big enough to contain the family members gathered there in the week before Christmas. Becca Rowan has driven north from Boston with one thought in mind reclaiming the daughter she gave up when she was a frightened teenager. Raised by Becca’s older brother and his wife, Rain Rowan, now sixteen, has no idea she was adopted. And though Becca agreed not to reveal the truth until Rain turned twenty one, lately that promise, along with all her career success, counts for little in the face of her loneliness and longing. But while Becca anticipates shock at her announcement, she’s unprepared for the depth of her family’s reactions. Her brother is angry and fearful of losing the daughter he adores; her sister Olivia, oblivious to her crumbling marriage, reveals long buried resentments, while Becca’s parents are torn between concern and guilt. And as the Rowans’ neighbour, Alex, draws her deeper into an unexpected friendship, Becca begins to challenge her own preconceptions about family, about love, and about the courage needed to live with and sometimes change the decisions we make.

The Friends We Keep

Meet Sophie, Eva, and John. In college, they did everything together. Then they drifted apart. Now, twenty years later, they’re about to reunite to compare lives, talk about the past, and plan for the future. But will it bring them closer together or tear them apart? Sophie was accustomed to living her life on the straight and narrow path. She married an MBA, morphing into the perfect wife and soccer mom. Now, with her son grown and her divorce final, she can finally become the woman she was meant to be whoever she is. Eva’s passionate temperament was certain to lead her down the road to becoming a poet not an aggressive, sophisticated advertising executive with a trail of lovers in her wake. Smart, powerful, and too busy for anything deeper than sex, Eva likes everything on a temporary basis, until she meets a hot, young thing who could destroy the only friendships she truly treasures. As a selfless lawyer, John gives his all to pro bono work, never thinking about his own life. He’ll get to marriage and kids later. Besides, there’s only one woman he’s ever been truly crazy about, and for twenty years, he’s carried that torch painfully alone. Or has he? What starts as a warm reunion soon gives way to old insecurities, hidden passions, romantic misadventures, new secrets, and shocking betrayal…

Tuscan Holiday

When Elizabeth Caldwell planned a trip to Florence with her daughter, Marina, she secretly hoped for a warm, fuzzy bonding experience worthy of a Lifetime movie. But Marina twenty one, newly graduated, and close to her mum in many ways has always been more the PBS type: dependable, practical, and completely in control. Elizabeth knows Marina wants to avoid the kind of ‘stupid mistake’ that left Elizabeth a single mother at twenty two, and she’s bitten her tongue as Marina settles for a wealthy fiance who gives. her everything she thinks she wants. After all, Elizabeth unable to bring herself to fully commit to the man she has dated for years is hardly an expert in romance. Still, a lot can happen on vacation, especially in Tuscany, where every scent borne on the warm breeze inspires delight, and every view makes the heart soar. There, on streets once walked by Dante and Michaelangelo, Marina is blindsided by a gorgeous Italian named Luca who shows her how gloriously unpredictable passion can be, and Elizabeth finally lets go of the role that has defined her for so long to embrace her own uncertain future…

Summer Friends

Over the course of one eventful summer, nine year old native Mainer Delphine Crandall and Maggie Weldon, a privileged girl ‘from away,’ become best friends. Despite the social gulf between them, their bond is strengthened during vacations spent rambling around Ogunquit’s beaches and quiet country lanes, and lasts throughout their college years in Boston. It seems nothing can separate them, yet after graduation, Delphine and Maggie slowly drift in different directions…
With her MBA, Maggie acquires a lucrative career, and eventually marries. Delphine is drawn back home, her life steeped in family and the Maine community she loves. Twenty years pass, until one summer, Maggie announces she’s returning to Ogunquit to pay an extended visit. And for the first time, the friends are drawn to reflect on their choices and compromises, the girls they were and the women they’ve become, the promises kept and broken and the deep, lasting ties that even time can never quite wash away…

Sex and the Single Witch

‘The Witch’s Guide to Life’ by Theresa Alan Leave it to a man to break one spell only to cast another. When ice hockey coach J.T. becomes the first person to buy one of Ariel Watson’s paintings, her work is suddenly the hottest ticket in town. And J.T. is more than an art lover he’s a lover. Trouble is, since falling for him, Ariel hasn’t been able to produce once decent piece of work. What’s a witch to do? ‘Single White Witch’ by Carly Alexander The Etherworld isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for single female spellcasters. A girl’s only option is to hook up with a warlock and everyone knows how tricky those guys are: In a twinkling, you’re slaving over a hot cauldron with little sorcerers underfoot. So Annie Quicksilver is investigating mortal men. But crazed Romanian shoe designers and smarmy power brokers clearly aren’t the answer and Annie is pleasantly surprised to discover who is…
‘The Trouble with Witchcraft’ by Holly Chamberlin Backfired love spells are Haven Castle’s embarrassing specialty. The last time she tried one, Jared Cragmere not only didn’t fall at her feet, he vanished. Fortunately, he’s reappeared, none the worse for wear though nursing a grudge against the person who zapped him to Nowheresville. Haven couldn’t bear to see Jared’s reaction if he found out the truth especially now that he’s finally taken a very real and deliciously sexy interest in her…

I Shaved My Legs For This?!

‘Love is blind or at least nearsighted’ Theresa Alan. When it comes to dating, Heather’s been pretty lucky. Well, if you don’t count the verbal flasher and the guy who started going out with another woman halfway through their first date. If only she could find a guy like her first love. Now, the one who got away just may lead her to the one she can’t lose. ‘Cleo Barnes: Worst Blind Date Ever’ Holly Chamberlin. Nine months after Cleo Barnes dumped her cheating, lying boyfriend, she’s become a full blown, she devil man hater. But when she spies her ex out with another woman, it’s time to get serious and prove to him and the rest of the world that Cleo Barnes is alive and well and getting a man, whether she like it or not. ‘Love is like a box of chocolates’. Judith Howland is the queen of disastrous blind dates. On the road to finding Mr Right, she’s been fixed up with Mr Seriously Broke, Mr Grope, and Paw, and Mr. Certifiable. With all the good men taken, Claudia’s not willing to sample even one more guy from the fix me up box, no matter how tempting. ‘Just Jennifer’. Breezy California girl Jennifer Merryn has a knack for picking fun friends and butt enhancing jeans, but she’s got lousy radar when it comes to men. So why not let her friends choose her blind dates, thirty different prospects in thirty days.

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