[Book #1] "Summer Harbor", by Susan Wilson.
...As a child, Kiley Harris loved summering at her family's old beach house and spending time with her friends Mack and Grainger. But in August of her eighteenth year, diaster struck. Now, twenty years later, Kiley is returning for the first time since that summer. Will old wounds be reopened? Or will she discover the gift of a second chance?
[Book #2] "Letter From Home", by Carolyn Hart.
...In that hot Oklahoma summer of 1944, everyone knew the facts behind the startling murder that had shaken a small Oklahoma town. But novice newspaper reporter Gretchen Gilman knew that the truth was something else altogether. And the truth was what Gretchen was going to report, even if it took her a lifetime to understand it.