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Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans by Joanne DeMaio

Escape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends, and their lives, back to the sea ...After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer ... One of uncovering family secrets while settling her father's estate, one of inheriting a forlorn German Shepherd, one of reconnecting with old friends on a weathered boardwalk, beneath starlit skies on a beach nestled in a crook of the Connecticut coast.Her design career had become a shell, curving around her like the intricate whorls of a conch, shielding her until now. Until fried clam dinners and carousel rides beckon a lost love. But can Maris ever really go back? Can these beach friends ever be who they were to each other all those summers ago? Now one of her circle is dead; another unemployed and struggling in a tenuous marriage; another regretting a fateful decision; while one is missing a mother, ever seeking a connection she longs for.

To the backdrop of seaside cottages and a boarded up beach hangout, to the soundtrack of whispering lagoon grasses and a vintage jukebox,

Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

asks if we can really design our own lives, or if our fate lies somewhere in the stars

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  • Billie Jean R.

    I loved it!

    June 17, 2014

  • Brenda H.

    I have thought of my favorite song. Let's Stay Together by Marvin Gaye or Tina Turner. I could listen to it over and over and sing till I'm hoarse.

    June 10, 2014

  • Billie Jean R.

    I made lemon cookies and banana bread instead of Choc chip!

    June 10, 2014

  • Laura H.

    Not 100% sure that I will make it to this book club but if I do I will bring a pasta salad.

    June 10, 2014

  • Susan S.

    Bringing brownies with a surprise inside!

    June 10, 2014

  • Melanie

    I'll bring a veggie tray

    June 10, 2014

  • Elisa

    Sorry ladies! I have to change to no! Have to go to a dinner at my husbands COs house....will def make the next one! Miss everybody!

    June 8, 2014

  • Jeanne B.

    I am making Beef Quiche and having corn for a veggie.

    June 6, 2014

  • Brenda H.

    I'm thinking Brie and apples with pecan glaze again.

    2 · June 4, 2014

  • Billie Jean R.

    choc chip cookies

    June 4, 2014

  • Cindy O

    I will bring a cheese and cracker tray

    June 3, 2014

  • Fran

    I'll be kicking' and reading and hosting after June 13th. I'm still enjoying The school of essential ingredients,

    May 13, 2014

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