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This summer, curl up with these 10 best-selling and critically-acclaimed novels on your Kindle. From charming beach reads to lighthearted romantic comedies, from richly-detailed family sagas to poignant and empowering narratives, these 10 are guaranteed page-turners.

With spellbinding stories of hope, family and romance that at times can be absolutely hilarious, uplifting and heartwarming, these summer reads will surely take your breath away and leave you wanting more.

1. 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
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From the “grand dame of the beach read,” 28 Summers explores how an annual one-weekend affair between two people dramatically complicates and enriches their lives and of the people they love. This Amazon Best Book of June 2020 is captivating, bittersweet and a page-turner perfect for Elin Hilderbrand’s fans and newcomers alike.

2. The Pull of the Stars: A Novel by Emma Donoghue
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A tale of hope and survival set in 1918 Dublin, The Pull of the Stars: A Novel narrates how a nurse, a young volunteer helper and a doctor rumored to be a fugitive rebel profoundly change each other’s lives over three days at the height of the Great Flu.

3. The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
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The Summer Book (New York Review Books Classics) is an uplifting and life-affirming novel tells the story of a young girl and her grandmother spending their summer on a small, isolated island in the Gulf of Finland. Written in an unembellished manner nonetheless full of humor and wisdom, this new edition of a Scandinavian classic should appeal to all ages.

4. Big Summer: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
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Funny, poignant and empowering, Big Summer: A Novel is a story about the power of friendship, the complexities of female relationships and the importance of making peace with yourself. With one of the most lovable heroines in recent years, this novel is the perfect quarantine read.

5. Hello, Summer by Mary Kay Andrews
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This blockbuster romance with a touch of mystery revolves around a small-town family-owned newspaper embroiled in a political scandal. Hello, Summer is another gem by the “Queen of the Beach Read” Mary Kay Andrews.

6. Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
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Another engrossing tale from Elin Hilderbrand, the Summer of '69, a #1 New York Times bestseller is a richly-detailed story of four siblings experiencing the most tumultuous summer of the previous century. Hilderbrand’s first historical novel is an entertaining and crowd-pleasing family saga.

7. One Perfect Summer by Brenda Novak
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Heartwarming and life-affirming, One Perfect Summer by the prolific New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak tells the compelling and emotional story of Serenity Alston who unexpectedly discovers two half-sisters she didn’t know existed and this revelation’s impact on her loving family.

8. Well-Behaved Indian Women by Saumya Dave
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This sparkling debut from Saumya Dave, a bright new voice in women’s fiction, is a mother-daughter story about three generations of women with different dreams and struggles. Told with warmth and insight, Well-Behaved Indian Women vividly portrays the uphill climb of pursuing one’s dreams.

9. Musical Chairs: A Novel by Amy Poeppel
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One of the best books of July, this charming, hilarious and well thought out novel narrates a chaotic summer featuring a breakup, a wedding and a plan to reunite a chamber group among other surprising turns. Musical Chairs: A Novel is a page-turning story of love, secrets and reinvention.

10. Summer Island: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
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Bestselling author Kristin Hannah’s novel is a beautiful, poignant and tender novel about the complex relationship between a famous talk-show host and columnist mother and her struggling comedienne daughter. Summer Island: A Novel is a triumphant story of redemption, reunions and reconciliation.