Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fiction: Lovehampton by Sherri Rifkin

If Lovehampton (St. Martin’s Griffin) doesn’t send you screaming for the beach, nothing will.

A 30-something Manhattanite media goddess decides she needs a break and -- after a super-fast makeover -- heads for the Hamptons and a shared summer rental. Life changes ensue.

As inane as that sounds -- and Lovehampton’s set-up is just about impossible to discuss without making it sound inane -- former television marketing executive Sherri Rifkin’s first novel is charming and even sweetly memorable. Like Jennifer Weiner meets grown-up Meg Cabot meets Sex in the City (only at the beach).

And this intelligent debut is delivered to us as a paperback original. Upshot: it tucks into your beachbag like nobody’s business.



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