Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Newsletter Updates

Join Now

GIVEAWAY of this Summer’s top beach read: “Big Summer” set in Cape Cod

11th July 2021

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner is this Summer’s top beach read set in CAPE COD

Yes, and you have spotted correctly! We have TEN – yes, TEN – copies to give away to 10 lucky winners! UK entry only.

Big Summer

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favour to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time – she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media – so when Drue asks if she will be her maid of honour at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything – except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.


You have to be a member of TripFiction. All you need to do to join is to go to www.tripfiction.com and scroll down to the JOIN NOW tab and follow the simple instructions. We do check!

Then tell us in the COMMENTS below where you would ideally like to read this ‘beach read’ (and at home on the sofa is an option too, it doesn’t have to be on the beach!). You know us, we like to read books IN our chosen location, so it would have to be Cape Cod for TF’s Tina! Do this by midnight, 24th July and the first 10 names chosen at random will be sent a copy each by the publisher. With huge thanks to Piatkus / Little,Brown. This is UK entry ONLY!

Join Team TripFiction on Social Media:

Twitter (@TripFiction), Facebook (@TripFiction.Literarywanderlust), YouTube (TripFiction #Literarywanderlust), Instagram (@TripFiction) and Pinterest (@TripFiction)

Subscribe to future blog posts

Latest Blogs

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 29/07/2021 at 4:01 pm

    The winners are:

    Gul Akkaya
    Deborah Bird
    Debbie Hall
    Claire Harris
    Ashton Janelle G


  2. User: aspella

    Posted on: 24/07/2021 at 7:45 pm

    At home in my back garden because it’s quiet, peaceful and safe.


  3. User: VivM

    Posted on: 24/07/2021 at 3:27 pm

    In bed, late at night, a lovely way to end the day


  4. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 24/07/2021 at 5:40 am

    In my garden as the beaches are too busy to be able to concentrate at the moment.


  5. User: Try2write

    Posted on: 23/07/2021 at 10:26 pm

    Somewhere on Anglesey. In fact, just about anywhere on Anglesey.


  6. User: becksta75

    Posted on: 23/07/2021 at 10:05 pm

    I’d be on Grand Anse Beach in Grenada


  7. User: Deborah Bird

    Posted on: 23/07/2021 at 7:26 pm

    I would love to read it sat by the river.


  8. User: juicylucywb

    Posted on: 23/07/2021 at 6:54 pm

    My favourite time of the day is getting into bed and reading before I go to sleep!


  9. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 23/07/2021 at 2:54 pm

    On the beach at Benodet in Brittany would be an ideal spot but then again there really is no place like home for peaceful reading time uninterrupted by weather, insects, babies crying, traffic noise etc etc etc!


  10. User: Alison Booth

    Posted on: 23/07/2021 at 1:13 pm

    Relaxing in my favourite chair when home alone!


  11. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 23/07/2021 at 11:06 am

    In my garden on a warm sunny day x


  12. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 22/07/2021 at 6:46 am

    yellowstone park


  13. User: Martha

    Posted on: 21/07/2021 at 4:00 pm

    In Sorrento


  14. User: sweir1

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 9:05 pm

    In WALES


  15. User: Iris

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 8:55 pm

    In my back garden on a sun lounger


  16. User: joy turner

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 7:10 pm

    Martha’s Vineyard


  17. User: Webbo68

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 3:10 pm

    In the shade in my back garden


  18. User: andyi

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 2:26 pm

    At home outside in the garden after lunch, with a nice glass of sparkly.


  19. User: Ashton Janelle Grayson

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 1:17 pm

    In the Northumberland hills 🙂


  20. User: Becca0706

    Posted on: 20/07/2021 at 10:28 am

    In prague


  21. User: Gul Akkaya

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 9:55 pm

    In my garden on the hammock


  22. User: Kellie Collister

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 9:43 pm

    I’d love to read it in Hawaii


  23. User: Claire D

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 9:32 pm

    on the balcony of the lodge we’re staying at in Somerset this summer


  24. User: Aliza Catlin

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 7:34 pm

    On my sun lounger in the garden


  25. User: MrsJ2000

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 6:04 pm

    would love to read this in the garden with a chilled drink


  26. User: Emma Harvey

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 4:24 pm

    I’m still hoping that the quarantine rules will change and I’ll be able to read this on a run bed in my parent’s garden in France.


  27. User: sxhamilt

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 10:29 am

    In the paddling pool in my back garden – the nearest I’ll be getting to a holiday this summer!


  28. User: Kelos

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 7:07 am

    In Elounda, Crete – sat by the sea with a cold beer, some traditional music and without a care in the world 🙂


  29. User: Carol Greenfied

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 7:02 am

    I would like to read it while relaxing on a cruise ship heading to New Zealand, but I think I will have to settle for the sun lounger in the garden for a little while yet.


  30. User: ruth361

    Posted on: 19/07/2021 at 5:40 am

    Llanddwyn Island


  31. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 18/07/2021 at 9:07 pm

    In the Princess hotel in La Palma, sitting around the pool.


  32. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 17/07/2021 at 4:23 pm

    On the beach in Sydney where my brother lives. He worries we will never be able to cross the border again and see each other!


  33. User: Lisa U

    Posted on: 16/07/2021 at 6:57 am

    I would like to read this, on my swinging seat, in my garden. Very relaxing.


  34. User: Jane Orford

    Posted on: 14/07/2021 at 10:24 pm

    Basking in the sunshine in my garden , book in one hand, wine in the other


  35. User: Locky

    Posted on: 14/07/2021 at 10:11 pm

    In Fiji, where we went on honeymoon!


  36. User: Philipa

    Posted on: 13/07/2021 at 2:14 pm

    Well I live by a beach…but it’s a pebbly one (Eastbourne) – I was thinking of the white windswept sand of Varadero on the island of Cuba would do fine!


  37. User: philatel

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 6:03 pm

    In my garden – hopefully in sunshine – with a cool glass of wine. No travelling involved – except with my brain!


  38. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 5:27 pm

    For me it’s always in bed wrapped up warm with hot tea & cake! Or wine & cake!


  39. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 3:36 pm

    I’d love to read Big Summer on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman. One of my friends moved to the Cayman Islands for work just before the pandemic hit and I’d love to go visit and read this book on the beach while there!


  40. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 2:16 pm

    On my lounger in the sunshine in my garden – perfect


  41. User: Blue North

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 10:55 am

    The word “mansions” follows me this summer. I would have to make the same choice as the friend. Yes, I will gladly take part in the ceremony while admiring Cape Cod.


  42. User: Jackie Robinson

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 7:44 am

    In the garden, in the sun,with a long cold drink


  43. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 7:34 am

    Big Summer: Having been to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard it would be the latter. Martha’s Vineyard is a world apart from summer 2021. I would love to return and absorb this book and this world. And take nothing for granted ever again.


  44. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 6:35 am

    At the airport while waiting for a flight to Vienna.
    On the plane to Vienna.
    Sitting in the gardens of the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna.
    In my hotel room in Vienna.
    Do you get the feeling I’m longing to go to Vienna again?


    1 Comment

    • User: Tina Hartas

      Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 7:29 am

      Yes! Hopefully not long now. It is a wonderful city!!


  45. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 5:40 am

    Sitting in my conservatory with my feet up watching the birds in my garden.


  46. User: eshaah1

    Posted on: 12/07/2021 at 1:54 am



  47. User: abbiedawn

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 9:20 pm

    I would be reading this in my back yard in my hammock!


  48. User: Doris

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 8:08 pm

    I would read Big Summer in my garden, but if it’s raining I would sit on my sofa looking at a picture on the wall of my favourite bay in beautiful Anglesey.


  49. User: I like reading

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 7:47 pm

    Hello, I would like to read this book in my garden! Thank you for the chance to win.


  50. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 7:45 pm

    I would love to read this sitting in the garden in Emmer Green which is near Reading. This is my son’s garden and I haven’t seen him and his lovely wife and sons since the start of lockdown. I do hope to visit soon .


  51. User: Debbie Hall

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 6:21 pm

    Jennifer Weiner is one of my all time favourite American writers, I love the fantastic sense of place in her books and her larger than life characters.


  52. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 5:59 pm

    Ideally, I would be lying on a beach in Croatia! Am missing the Adriatic rather badly!


  53. User: Victoria

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 5:47 pm

    Definitely in the comfort of my bed before my small one wakes up.


  54. User: hellymart

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 5:45 pm

    I’d love to read this book sitting in my sunny garden, with a glass of chilled wine and some crisps. Perfect!


  55. User: Janine

    Posted on: 11/07/2021 at 5:44 pm

    Sitting in a village bar in Mazotos, Cyprus x