Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Rules of Summer

There are two sides to every summer.

When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it's as if she's entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She's signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules -- a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she's warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.

Stifled by her friends and her family's country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It's the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory's own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules' picture-perfect world ever be the same?

About the Author

Joanna Philbin was born in Los Angeles and grew up in New York City. She is the daughter of television host Regis Philbin. She started her first novel at the age of seven, but only got as far as the second chapter. She went on to receive her B.A. from Brown University and an M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame. She now lives in Santa Barbara, California.

We have THREE copies of Rules of Summer up for grabs. You know you want this book to read on the beach or next to the pool! Thank you, Deb Shapiro & Company, for providing the book for the giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the US only. In order to win you must:

* Be 13+ years old
* Fill out the Rafflecopter below

The giveaway runs June 7-14. The winner will be contacted via email on June 15. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery.


  1. Now that I'm no summer vacation, I have a lot of time to read. Plus, I live like twenty minutes away from the beach. I'd love to win Rules of Summer so that I could have a fantastic beach read! Super excited for this book! :)

  2. The premise really appealed to me. It doesn't sound 'cookie cutter'. Plus, a summer read is always fun even in the winter!

  3. The plot looks really interesting and definitely looks like a great summer read :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I've been reading a lot of intense books lately. This book will be refreshing, because it seems like a fun read (especially for summer).


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