By the Sulu Sea – Donna Amis Davis

A girl with big dreams. Islands full of secrets. Shelby jumps into a research project on a tiny island. She imagines beach chairs and palm trees swaying, but instead of fun in the sun, she soon finds herself off the grid and in a whole lot of trouble. A long-buried family secret comes to light about her ever-distant mom. And then a good-looking guy cycles into her life and tangles up her heart even more. She’s desperate to quit the whole scene but knows she would let too many people down, including herself. Does she have what it takes to finish her project and fulfill her commitment? Or will she bail on the whole summer and perhaps lose a chance at love?