Wendy Francis, author of several summer-themed novels, joins us to launch her new novel, SUMMERTIME GUESTS, in a virtual event in conversation with USA TODAY bestselling author Kristy Harvey Woodson. SUMMERTIME GUESTS is a page-turning novel, following four people at a glamorous Boston hotel who witness someone fall tragically to her death. Over three hot summer days, the lives of these four people become intertwined in unexpected ways as the secrets and truth of the woman who died are uncovered. This novel is a perfect book club read! During the event, Wendy and Kristy will discuss their latest books and answer audience questions. Pour yourself a glass of wine and join us for the conversation!
Wendy and Kristy have kindly signed bookplates for everyone purchasing their new books from An Unlikely Story, while supplies last.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
The Seafarer is the place to see and be seen in the summer...
With its rich history and famous guests, the glamorous Boston hotel is no stranger to drama. But the bustle at the iconic property reaches new heights one weekend in mid-June when someone falls tragically to her death, the event rippling through the lives of four very different people.
Bride-to-be Riley is at the hotel to plan her wedding. She would have preferred a smaller, more intimate celebration, but her bossy mother-in-law has taken charge and her fianc hasn't seemed to notice. Jean-Paul, the hotel's manager, is struggling to keep his marriage and new family afloat, but now he must devote all his energy to this latest scandal at work. Claire, recently widowed, comes to town to connect with a long-lost love, but has too much changed in the last thirty years? And then there's Jason, whose romantic getaway with his girlfriend has not exactly gone the way he'd hoped and instead has him facing questions he can't bring himself to answer.
Over three sun-drenched days, as the truth about the woman who died--and the secret she was hiding--is uncovered, these four strangers become linked in the most unexpected of ways. Together, they just might find the strength they need to turn their own lives around.
"Riveting...A smart read with plenty of meat for book clubs."
--Barbara O'Neal, Washington Post bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids
"In prose as glittering as the hotel in which the novel is set, Francis shines as a master storyteller. A must-read for anyone who could use an escape."
--Kristy Woodson Harvey, USA TODAY bestselling author of Feels Like Falling
"The best kind of page-turner... This seductive novel will draw you into the fascinating backstories of characters sipping cocktails poolside, and you won't stop reading until you know what really happened."
--Brooke Lea Foster, author of Summer Darlings
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Wendy Francis is a former book editor and the author of the novels The Summer Sail, The Summer of Good Intentions, Three Good Things, and Best Behavior. Her essays have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, Yahoo Parenting, The Huffington Post, and WBUR's Cognoscenti. A proud stepmom of two grown-up children, she lives outside Boston with her husband and eleven-year-old son.
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