We’re three weeks out from the February 13 release of The Summer Book Club, my brand-new story that you definitely haven’t read (unless you won an advanced copy), and I truly cannot wait to hear how you feel about it! I think this is one of the most feel-good stories I’ve ever written, the kind of book that’s going to fill your heart to bursting, with witty banter that’s going to make you laugh.
"A book club with two people. It was just us last year, too." Paris tapped the book. "Maybe we should take the hint and not have summer book club."
"But I love summer book club." Laurel shook her head. "We're doing this. We both have fun, so we'll be small but mighty."
"Like a miniature horse," Paris murmured.
Their eyes locked. Paris told herself whatever she might be feeling—a low heat, anticipation, hope—was a reaction to a past she’d never gotten over. It wasn’t real. Jonah was no more interested in her than he was in dating a dining room chair. She was his past. She would enjoy his kindness and remind herself that expecting more was just plain dumb.
If you haven’t already preordered The Summer Book Club, well, what are you waiting for?
This summer, three friends find the courage to step into the next chapter of their lives...
The rules of summer book club are simple:
- No sad books
- No pressure
- Yessssss, wine!
Besties Laurel and Paris are excited to welcome Cassie to the group. This year, the book club is all about fill-your-heart reads, an escape from the chaos of the everyday—running a business, raising a family, juggling a hundred to-dos. Even the dog is demanding (but the bestest boy).
Since Laurel’s divorce, she feels like the Worst Mom Ever. Her skepticism of men may have scarred her vulnerable daughters. Cassie has an unfortunate habit of falling for ridiculous man-boys who dump her once she fixes them. Paris knows good men exist. She’s still reeling after chasing off the only one brave enough—and foolish enough—to marry her.
Inspired by the heroines who risk everything for fulfillment, Laurel, Paris and Cassie begin to take chances—big chances—in life, in love. Facing an unwritten chapter can be terrifying. But it can be exhilarating, too, if only they can find the courage to change.
ADD TO GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/147966685-the-summer-book-club
THE BOARDWALK BOOKSHOP – NOW IN MASS MARKET PAPERBACK
The Boardwalk Bookshop was originally released in trade paperback in 2022, and now it’s available in mass market. I’ve heard from so many readers who discovered me through The Boardwalk Bookshop and who have gone on to read every book of mine they can get their hands on! It’s always such an honor to hear from readers who love my books.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery—a story of friends who become family, giving each other courage to start over…
When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it's a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not.
Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband's ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley's brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He's the first man to see past Bree's barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out—somehow, she's stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she's ever wanted?
At sunset every Friday on the beach in front of the Boardwalk Bookshop, the three friends share a champagne toast. As their bond grows closer, they challenge one another to become the best versions of themselves in this heartachingly beautiful story of friendship, sisterhood and the transformative power of love.
ADD TO GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58939852-the-boardwalk-bookshop
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THE SUMMER BOOK CLUB BOOK TOUR
I’m hitting the road—or rather, the skies—and heading to South Carolina, Florida and Georgia for The Summer Book Club book tour from February 13-15! I have signings hosted by Litchfield Books near Myrtle Beach, Writer’s Block Bookstore at the main branch of the Orlando Public Library, and FoxTale BookShoppe in the Atlanta area (in Woodstock). The Myrtle Beach event is SOLD OUT, so if you want to see me in Orlando or Atlanta, don’t put it off—get your ticket now! A purchase is required for the Atlanta event. The Orlando event is free, no purchase required, but Writer’s Block Bookstore is offering a 20% discount if you preorder. If you can’t make it in person, you can preorder a signed copy of The Summer Book Club from any of the participating indie bookstores.