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Wendy Wax Books In Order

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Publication Order of Ten Beach Road Books

Ten Beach Road (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ocean Beach (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas at the Beach (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House on Mermaid Point (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sunshine Beach (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Good Thing (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Bella Flora Christmas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Beach Ever (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Key to My Heart (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
7 Days and 7 Nights (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leave It to Cleavage (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hostile Makeover (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Single in Suburbia (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Accidental Bestseller (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magnolia Wednesdays (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Week at the Lake (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Break-Up Book Club (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Books

with Jim Thomas
Tricks and Treats ) (By: Patrick Spaziante,Steve Murphy) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lean, Green Smackdown Machine! (By: Steve Murphy) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet Leatherhead (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Super Slam Turtles! (By: Jim Thomas) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Wendy Wax is a well-known American author who has written a number of successful novels, including the “Ten Beach Road” series which are USA bestsellers. Most of Wax’s novels focus on female characters, and include the characters’ self discoveries, friendships, and the challenges faced by women in their lives. Wax has a knack for incorporating humor and honesty into her works, which make the novels lighter to read despite their sometimes heavy themes. These works are not to be confused with books by another author of the same name, Wendy Wax, who is actually Wax’s cousin and writes children’s books. (The rest of this article solely focuses on the novel-writing Wendy Wax.)

Wax was raised in St. Pete Beach, Florida, which is located near the Gulf of Mexico. She spent her school days reading and playing on the beach, which was so close to her elementary school that they had recess on the beach most days. Wax loved recess time, and also enjoyed art class. Her elementary school expected students to be able to read before starting school, so at five years old, Wax forced her neighbor to teach her how to read. There was no going back after that, and Wax admittedly has never stopped reading and finds it to be one of the greatest pleasures and fun escapes of life. All this reading undoubtedly developed Wax’s writing skills and led her to Georgia University, where she continued studying and writing. She was particularly fond of author Margaret Mitchell’s works; not only did Wax memorize large passages of Mitchell’s writing to quote at will, but she also curated a collection of copies of “Gone With the Wind.”

Upon graduating, Wax began working in television, film, and radio. She did live radio talks and hosted a Friday night radio show called “Desperate and Dateless” in the 1980s. She also wrote, produced, and hosted “The Home Front,” which was a television show on PBS. Wax began her novel-writing career after starting her family; in fact, she had a toddler and a newborn when she started working on her first novel.

One of Wax’s first standalone novels, “7 Days & Nights,” focuses on main characters Dr. Olivia Moore and Matt Ransom, a radio personality who hosts a popular and testosterone-fueled show called “Guy Talk.” In the novel, Matt is so sure that he can make Olivia fall for him that he challenges her to be locked in a tiny apartment together for seven days and nights (hence the novel’s name). Olivia is certain that she will not fall in love with Matt and agrees to the stunt, which is done as an on-camera publicity stunt by Matt in order to draw viewers and high ratings. What follows is a he-says, she-says story; not to mention the added drama of the secret one-night fling these two shared years before the novel takes place. This book is not your average romantic novel.

One of Wax’s other successful standalone novel, “Magnolia Wednesdays,” was published in 2010 and follows investigative journalist Vivian Armstrong Gray. After a series of tumultuous events, Gray agrees to live in a suburban town in Georgia and writes a column about it incognito. Gray is hesitant and pessimistic about the assignment at first, but soon finds that life on the picket fence might not be as bad as it seems.

These days, Wax and her husband are getting used to life as empty nesters. She enjoys visiting bookstores and is still an avid reader.

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One Response to “Wendy Wax”

  1. Mary Recchia: 2 years ago

    I just finished reading the last book of the Beach series Best Beach
    Ever. Is there another book following this. I have read all the books in
    The series and enjoyed them very much.
    Thank you for giving me much enjoyment in reading.


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