This is book number 2 in the Summer Beach series.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The View cohost and three-time Emmy Award winner Sunny Hostin spirits readers away to the warm beaches of Sag Harbor in the second novel of her bestselling Summer series.
In a hidden enclave in Sag Harbor, there’s a close-knit community of African American elites who escape the city for the beautiful beaches of the Hamptons. Since the 1930s, very few have known about this Historically Black Beachfront Community in this part of Long Island, and the residents like it that way.
That is, until real estate developers discover the hidden gem. And now, the residents must fight for the soul of this HBBC.
Olivia Jones has, against the odds, blazed an enviable career path in the finance world, but behind the veneer of her success, she is mourning several devastating losses and betrayals. Untethered from her life in New York City, Olivia moves to a summer home in Sag Harbor and begins forging a new community out in this HBBC. Friendships blossom with Kara, an ambitious art curator; Whitney, the wife of an ex-basketball player and current president of the Sag Harbor Homeowners Association; Garrett, a sexy new neighbor and single father; and Mr. Whittingham, a kind, older gentleman.
As the summer stretches on, each relationship teaches her more about who she really is. Though not without cost, Olivia’s search for her authentic identity and her fight to preserve her new Black utopia, will lead her to redefine the meaning of love, friendship, community, and family—and restore her faith in herself and her chosen path.
Attorney and three-time Emmy Award–winning, legal journalist Sunny Hostin is a co-host of the ABC daytime talk show The View. She is the author of Summer on the Bluffs and Summer on Sag Harbor as well as I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds. Hostin received her undergraduate degree in communications from Binghamton University and her law degree from Notre Dame Law School. A native of New York City, she lives with her husband and two children in Westchester County, New York.
"Hostin packs a lot into this breezy beach read... With hints of Elin Hilderbrand's beachy escapism and thematically related to Alyssa Cole's When No One Is Watching (2020), Summer on Sag Harbor will appeal to readers wanting an escape with a little depth. Readers who know Hostin from The View will clamor for this summer read." — Booklist
“Hostin’s debut novel is aspirational escapism at its best, balancing an idyllic setting and lush, evocative language with emotional heft and adroit social commentary… Hostin’s story is a vast, intricate and ultimately rewarding one about love, family and self-fulfillment... In short, this book is summer incarnate.” — New York Times Book Review on Summer on the Bluffs
“A complicated, memorable tale of family, allegiances, secrets and summertime.” — Good Morning America on Summer on the Bluffs
“The Emmy Award–winning lawyer and journalist invites readers to the exclusive Black beach community of Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, where the money is old, the secrets are deadly, and summer is more of a sport than a season…Think The Undoing with a hint of melanin, where everyone’s wearing $300 sandals.” — Essence on Summer on the Bluffs
“The highly anticipated summer must-read from the talented co-host of The View is finally here… No one, including the reader, is prepared for the feelings and secrets exchanged in this novel about love, family, and the courage to make the hardest of decisions.” — Shondaland on Summer on the Bluffs
“Bestselling author and The View cohost Sunny Hostin has penned the ultimate beach read in Summer on the Bluffs.” — Popsugar
“This glorious piece of summer fiction takes us to Oak Bluffs, a slice of the island that’s been home to the Black community elite for summers since the 1600s. Come for the ethereal setting and beautifully drawn characters, stay for the family dynamics, personal secrets and wisdom revealed.” — Boston Herald
“Emmy-winning co-host of The View, Sunny Hostin invites readers to Martha’s Vineyard in her fiction debut…what follows is a summer full of secrets that puts family ties to the ultimate test.” — Woman's World