J. Courtney Sullivan’s Maine meets the works of Elin Hilderbrand in this delicious summer read involving three strangers, one island, and a season packed with unexpected romance, well-meaning lies, and damaging secrets—named a Best Beach Read of Summer by Vulture, PureWow, She Reads and Women.com.
“One of my own favorite writers.”—Elin Hilderbrand
Anthony Puckett, the son of an über-famous thriller writer, was a rising literary star until something went very wrong with his second work. Now he’s retreating to Block Island in the hopes that solitude will help him find himself.
Joy Sousa runs Block Island’s beloved whoopie pie café. She’s a model of independence, hard-working, and happy most of the time, but this summer she’s thrown off balance by a famous New York City food truck threatening her business.
Lu Trusdale is summering on Block Island with her two young sons while her surgeon husband commutes to the mainland hospital. She quit her corporate job to stay home with the boys, but a secret project she’s nurtured for years has become increasingly demanding on her time and she’s beginning to question the decision she made.
Over the twelve short weeks of summer, these three strangers will meet and grow close, share secrets, and bury lies, and ultimately decide what they value most, and what they are willing to give up to keep it.