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Holly Chamberlin Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Living Single (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer of Us (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babyland (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back in the Game (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Friends We Keep (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tuscan Holiday (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Week In December (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Beach House (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer Friends (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Summer (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer Everything Changed (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beach Quilt (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer with My Sisters (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seashell Season (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Season of Us (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home for the Summer (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Let It Snow (with Marcia Evanick, Virginia Henley and Fern Michaels) (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Holly Chamberlin resides in Portland Maine together with her husband Stephen who is a photographer, architect, and a well-established food writer. During her free time, Chamberlin loves to read the works of various authors such as Patrick McGrath and Peter Ackroyd. Despite the fact that Holly Chamberlin was born in the Bronx she later moved to Manhattan and Brooklyn. Holly Chamberlin attained her graduate and undergraduate degrees from New York University. After completing her graduate course, Holly Chamberlin worked as an editor at Ballantine Books, a publishing and packaging company, Kensington Publishing Corporation and Daniel Weiss Associates. Most of the times, she acquired and developed projects which were mostly fiction in young adult and adult categories.

In the year 1996, Chamberlin moved to Boston, where she officially began her freelance ghostwriting, editing and reviewing of manuscripts. During this period, she worked on a wide array of topics including the benefits of shark liver oil and some Young Adult installments. Later on, she decided to work on her very own project; thus she created a proposal and sent it John Scognamiglio, her old colleague, and longtime friend. After several attempts, John officially signed Holly Chamberlin to write the novel Living Single that was officially published in the year 2002. Ever since that day, Holly Chamberlin has been writing one novel every year. She has also been actively involved in four novella’s which were compiled by John. Apart from reading and writing, Holly together with Stephen has just recently updated an exceedingly old 1865 brick house, which is located in downtown Portland.

Summer Friends

An exceptional work from Holly Chamberlin, Summer Friends, is a story about two friends from childhood, who have eventually drifted apart as they became adults. However, any person who has ever had a friend from childhood understands that this is quite normal since as people grow up, they begin to realize that they have less and less common things with one another. Despite the fact that they attend University together, they begin to drift from one another. Upon completing their college education, Delphine moves back to their hometown to become a farmer while Maggie continues with her education, earns a graduate degree and becomes a successful banker.

Due to some unknown reasons, Delphine begins to withdraw from their friendship. On her fiftieth birthday, Maggie returns to her hometown with the aim of rekindling their friendship. However, upon arriving, Dephine is not as welcoming as Maggie had expected. Many at times, Delphine is extremely rude while Maggie is blind to the differences between her exceedingly lavish lifestyle and her friend’s modest means. As a reader, you are going to find this book exceedingly funny and dramatic at the same time. The plot is exceedingly special and perfect for the book. All the characters in this book are fun to read even the secondary characters.

Tuscan Holiday

If you are looking for a great mother-daughter book, then the Tuscan Holiday is an excellent read. In this book, the author has done an excellent job of researching about Italy and also about mother and daughter relationship. It is clear to see that the author has indeed put both her heart and soul into this book. Elizabeth has planned a secret mother-daughter holiday for her daughter’s college graduation celebration to Italy. She is definitely looking forward to spending more than two weeks with her daughter Marina, before Marina begins focusing on her career. However, in these two weeks, Elizabeth gets to know things about herself, which she never thought she knew. From the word go, Marina was not keen on going to Italy with her mother. Instead, Marina wanted to spend the two weeks she had left with her fiancée discussing about their future and wedding plans. However, while on vacation, Marina is unaware of the things that she was going to learn.

The two eventually realize that life is not always going to be easy and spending time together is not going to be of any benefit to them. The author does an excellent job with the tribulations and trials, which Marina and Elizabeth face while on the trip. The two women grow stronger as individuals and as spouses.

Last Summer

This installment focuses on the Giroux and Paterson families, especially the daughters and mothers. Meg Giroux and Rosie Patterson have for a very long time, been the very best of friends. They have been next-door neighbors for a very long time. Throughout the years, both Meg and Rosie have confided each other’s secrets. The two girls have trusted one another to keep those secrets. As an individual, Meg is an exceedingly outgoing person who can easily stand on her two feet; on the other hand, Rosie is a little bit timid and laid back. For many years, Rosie has constantly been picked on by many girls in school and even out of school. Meg is completely disappointed that Rosie cannot stand up for herself.

However, on one day, while talking to the leader of the group, which had been picking up on Rosie, Meg reveals a secret about Rosie which she regretted from the word go. However, as expected, the secret was constantly spread out through school by the group of ladies. The damage, which was done to Rosie, was so severe. Thus, the relationship between the two ladies became strained. Will Rosie be able to forgive Meg? Will there be forgiveness? The author has done an excellent job by shading light on a serious issue, which is extremely common throughout the world. Despite the fact that bullying has been happening for an exceedingly long time, the author has indeed made the readers more aware of the issue and also has encouraged it to be dealt with effectively.

Furthermore, irrespective of the fact that this is a work of fiction, the author has still done an excellent job judging by the storyline and the characters presented forth in this book. The setting in this installment was well described: from the shopping, center, to Meg’s house to the various beaches’ in Maine. The attention to detail was exceptional and also happens to be the strongest part of the Chamberlain’s set of skills.

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