Author: Wendy Wax

Award-winning author Wendy Wax has written eight novels, including Ocean Beach, Ten Beach Road, Magnolia Wednesdays, the Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist The Accidental Bestseller, Leave It to Cleavage, Single in Suburbia and 7 Days and 7 Nights, which was honored with the Virginia Romance Writers Holt Medallion Award. Her work has sold to publishers in ten countries and to the Rhapsody Book Club, and her novel, Hostile Makeover, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine.

A St. Pete Beach, Florida native, Wendy has lived in Atlanta for fifteen years. A voracious reader, her enjoyment of language and storytelling led her to study journalism at the University of Georgia. She also studied in Italy through Florida State University, is a graduate of the University of South Florida, and worked at WEDU-TV and WDAE-Radio in Tampa.

Wendy's writing has been highly praised and featured in national media such as USA Today and Women's World, and online at On A Clear Day You Can Read Forever, Luxury Reading, Night Owl Reviews and Fresh Fiction, among others. She was honored by the City of St. Pete Beach, which declared May 12, 2011 "Wendy Wax Day."

When Wendy is not writing, she spends time with family, speaking to writer's groups and book clubs, and devouring books.

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One Good Thing - Ten Beach Road Novel, #5

One Good Thing
  • Number: 9780451488619
  • Release: 2017-04-25
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Berkley
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From the USA Today bestselling author of Sunshine Beach, a story of four women trying to rebuild more than their lives...

 

Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down...

 

Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships.

 

Maddie must face the realities of dating a rock star once again topping the charts and dealing with her hapless ex-husband, while Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a tiny cottage into a home for the newly impoverished heiress who helped bankroll their last renovation. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki can’t quite believe love can last, or trust in her own maternal instinct. And Kyra, who has secretly put Bella Flora at risk in an attempt to salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a desperately needed bail out from her son’s famous father that comes with far too many strings attached…

 

But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other—and their dreams—from crumbling.


A Week at the Lake

A Week at the Lake
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  • Number: 9780425274477
  • Release: 2015-06-23
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley
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From the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point comes a powerful novel about secrets, loyalty, and the bonds of true friendship . . .  

Twenty years ago, Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton bonded over their New York City dreams. Then, each summer, they solidified their friendship by spending one week at the lake together, solving their problems over bottles of wine and gallons of ice cream. They kept the tradition for years, until jealousy, lies, and life’s disappointments made them drift apart.

It’s been five years since Emma has seen her friends, an absence designed to keep them from discovering a long-ago betrayal. Now she’s in desperate need of their support. The time has come to reveal her secrets—and hopefully rekindle their connection.

But when a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. Now, to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to . . .

Included in this edition only—Wendy Wax’s novella, Christmas at the Beach


Christmas at the Beach - Ten Beach Road Novella

Christmas at the Beach
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781101625965
  • Release: 2013-10-15
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: InterMix
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Wendy Wax entranced audiences with Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach. Now, the ladies of Bella Flora are back in an all-new holiday novella.

When Madeline Singer, Avery Lawford, and Nicole Grant first gained ownership of Ten Beach Road, they didn’t realize that remodeling the house would not only bind their fates together but give them a second chance at rebuilding their lives.

Now, as Kyra, Madeline’s daughter, returns to the newly sold Bella Flora for one last Christmas, she’s hoping to get a brief respite from the paparazzi that constantly hounds her and the son she had with famous actor Daniel Deranian. But when a string of bad news threatens to disrupt her happy holidays, Bella Flora’s sanctuary may be threatened for all of the women who call it home…


While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425263310
  • Release: 2013-04-02
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF TEN BEACH ROAD AND OCEAN BEACH, A NEW NOVEL OF FOUR FRIENDS—AND A SHARED PASSION THAT COULD CHANGE THEIR LIVES.

When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and—even more unexpectedly—with each other…

Samantha Davis married young and for the wrong reason: the security of old Atlanta money—for herself and for her orphaned brother and sister. She never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal.

Claire Walker is now an empty nester and struggling author who left her home in the suburbs for the old world charm of The Alexander, and for a new and productive life. But she soon wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all.

And then there’s Brooke MacKenzie, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. She’s just starting to realize that it’s time to take a deep breath and come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be.

For Samantha, Claire, Brooke—and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings—it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life’s hardest moments—all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey.


Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach
  • Number: B0072NWK6A
  • Release: 2012-06-26
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Wendy Wax, author of the “warm [and] wry” (St. Petersburg Times) Ten Beach Road, returns with a novel of three women in need of a second chance…or is it a third?

Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They’ve been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family together.

At least, that’s the plan – until the women realize that having their work broadcast is one thing, having their personal lives play out on TV is another thing entirely. Soon they are struggling to hold themselves, and the project, together. With a decades-old mystery—and the hurricane season—looming, the women are forced to figure out just how they’ll weather life’s storms…


Ten Beach Road

Ten Beach Road
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  • Number: B004XFYNYM
  • Release: 2011-05-03
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Mainstream
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  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Another perfect beach read from the author of The Accidental Bestseller.

Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager- leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.

Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust-and destroy their lives a second time.


Magnolia Wednesdays

Magnolia Wednesdays
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425232354
  • Release: 2010-03-02
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Mainstream
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  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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From the author of The Accidental Bestseller comes a wonderfully entertaining book about what to do when life comes at you full swing.

At forty-one, Vivian Armstrong Gray's life as an investigative journalist is crumbling. Humiliated after taking a bullet in her backside during an exposé, Vivi learns that she's pregnant, jobless, and very hormonal. This explains why she says 'yes' to a dreadful job covering suburban living back home in Georgia, a column she must write incognito.

Down South, it's her sister's ballroom dance studio that becomes her undercover spot where she learns about the local life-and where unexpected friendships develop. As she digs up her long buried roots, she starts to wonder if life inside the picket fence is really so bad after all.


The Accidental Bestseller

The Accidental Bestseller
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425227671
  • Release: 6/2/2009
  • Author: Wendy Wax
  • Genre: Mainstream
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  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Once upon a time four aspiring authors met at a writers’ conference. Ten years later they’re still friends, veterans of the dog-eat-dog New York publishing world.
 
Molly St. James is a workaholic whose novels support her and her husband’s lavish lifestyle. Tanya Mason juggles two jobs, two kids, and a difficult mother. Faye Truett is the wife of a famous televangelist and the author of best-selling inspirational romances, no one would ever guess her explosive secret. Kendall Aim’s once-promising career is on the skids – as is her marriage. Her sales have fallen, her new editor can barely feign interest in her work – and her husband is cheating.
 
Under pressure to meet her next deadline, Kendall holes up in a mountain cabin to confront a blank page and blanker future. But her friends won’t let her face this struggle alone. They collaborate on a novel none of them could write by herself, using their own lives as fodder, assuming no one will discover the truth behind their words.
 
No one is more surprised than they are when the book becomes a runaway bestseller. But within success comes scrutiny and scandal. Now all bets are off….as these four best friends suddenly realize how little they’ve truly known each other.