Romance Book Club with Jenny and Gabrielle

Join us monthly for Romance Book Club, co-hosted by our favorite romance author Jenny L. Howe and our lead bookseller Gabrielle! For July's session, we will be reading Mrs. Nash's Ashes by Sarah Adler, all about a starry-eyed romantic, a cynical writer, and (the ashes of) an elderly woman who embark together on the road trip of a lifetime that just might upend everything they believe about true love.

Book club will be held in our Second Story event space on Monday, July 29th at 7pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. If you'd like to purchase Mrs. Nash's Ashes through us (which is not required to join book club, although we appreciate it!), you can do so via the link below. 

If you are interested in joining, please reach out to to be added to the book club email list! We'll send a monthly update with book selections and other important info. 

Millicent Watts-Cohen is on a mission. When she promised her elderly best friend that she’d reunite her with the woman she fell in love with nearly eighty years ago, she never imagined that would mean traveling from D.C. to Key West with three tablespoons of Mrs. Nash’s remains in her backpack. But Millie’s determined to give her friend a symbolic happily-ever-after, before it’s (really) too late—and hopefully reassure herself of love’s lasting power in the process.

She just didn’t expect to have a living travel companion.

After a computer glitch grounds flights, Millie is forced to catch a ride with Hollis Hollenbeck, an also-stranded acquaintance from her ex’s MFA program. Hollis certainly does not believe in happily-ever-afters—symbolic or otherwise—and makes it quite clear that he can’t fathom Millie’s plan ending well for anyone.

But as they contend with peculiar bed-and-breakfasts, unusual small-town festivals, and deer with a death wish, Millie begins to suspect that her reluctant travel partner might enjoy her company more than he lets on. Because for someone who supposedly doesn’t share her views on romance, Hollis sure is becoming invested in the success of their journey. And the closer they get to their destination, the more Millie has to admit that maybe this trip isn’t just about Mrs. Nash’s love story after all—maybe it’s also about her own.


“I laughed. I sobbed. I loved it! Soft, sweet, and utterly enchanting, Mrs. Nash’s Ashes by Sarah Adler is a delightfully funny and poignant romance that sticks with you like a warm and gooey cinnamon roll.”
Ashley PostonNew York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics

"Sarah Adler nails the ultimate rom-com alchemy with her sparkling debut, Mrs. Nash's Ashes. Full of zippy banter, gorgeous prose and tender-hearted characters who give the novel a deep, emotional core, it’s a complete delight."
Carley FortuneNew York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After

"This is a perfect romance novel. I loved this book from the hilarious beginning to the heartwarming and triumphant ending. Mrs. Nash's Ashes is funny, hot, smart, and is so full of love, with a couple I cheered for from page one. I can’t wait to devour everything Sarah Adler writes."
Jasmine GuilloryNew York Times bestselling author of Drunk on Love

"Mrs. Nash's Ashes is instantly addictive! Following the vivacious Millie and scrumptious Hollis on their hilarious road trip into romance is pure romcom gold. Witty, fun, and yet also deeply affecting, this remarkably strong debut from Sarah Adler is sure to win hearts. It certainly won mine, I loved it!"
India Holton, bestselling author of The League of Gentlewomen Witches

Sarah Adler writes romantic comedies about lovable weirdos finding their happily ever afters. She lives in Maryland with her husband and daughter and spends an inordinate amount of her time yelling at her mischievous cat to stop opening the kitchen cabinets. Mrs. Nash’s Ashes is her debut novel. You can find her on Twitter (@sarahaadler) and Instagram (@sarahadlerwrites).

Monday, July 29, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Mrs. Nash's Ashes By Sarah Adler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593547793
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - May 23rd, 2023