Summer at Hideaway Key - Barbara Davis

Summer at Hideaway Key

By Barbara Davis

  • Release Date: 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 188 Ratings


From the author of The Wishing Tide comes a stunning new novel about two summers, one journal, and the secrets that can break and open our hearts....
Pragmatic, independent Lily St. Claire has never been a beachgoer. But when her late father leaves her a small house on Hideaway Key—one neither her mother nor she knew he owned—she’s determined to visit the sleepy spit of land along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Expecting a quaint cottage, Lily instead finds a bungalow with peeling shutters and mountains of memorabilia. She also catches a glimpse of the architect who lives down the beach….
But it’s the carton of old journals in the front room that she finds most intriguing. The journals were written by her mother’s sister, an infamous beauty whose name has long been banned from the St. Claire home. The journals tell a family tale Lily has never heard, of her mother and her aunt as young girls in Tennessee and the secrets that followed them into adulthood. As she reads, Lily gains a new understanding: about her family and about herself. And she begins to open her heart—to this place, these people, and the man next door. But can she ever truly learn to trust, to believe that love is not a trap but a harbor? And is it true that hearts, even broken ones, can be forged anew?


  • Great book

    By just a small voice
    I really enjoyed reading this story about Lily and her past.her present location was wonderful ; plus her new genuine friends altogether a great read!
  • Great book

    By 1 Banker
    Family obligations, jealously, deceit, & love all play beautifully around each character in this book. Evil is a huge factor in the book as well. All of this is woven into a tapestry that kept me reading late, late into the night.
  • Summer at Hideaway Key

    By OU Cowgirl
    One of the best books I have ever read. I didn’t want it to end.
  • Loved this story line!

    By WV Rae
    Great story. Touches the heart.