Happy Spring! Everything is bursting open, including book news and contests and giveaways!
I am so pleased to bring you my newest novel, THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END — my love letter to bookshops and readers alike. Since childhood bookshops and libraries have been my sanctuary, places where I felt I could find the next story to help me understand the world and my confusing life. It was herethat
I also found companions who loved stories and between-the-pages adventures as I did. Oh, don’t we all love how the community and warmth of bookshops can bring us together? And that is exactly what happens to the characters in this book, as they navigate their complicated lives, unfold mysteries from the past, and rediscover love stories that need mending.
THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END is set in South Carolina, between a river house and a bookshop. It is there we meet Bonny Blankenship, an emergency room doctor who made a tragic error in the ER and has packed up her troubled nineteen-year-old daughter, Piper, to return to the summer family home she hasn’t visited in almost thirty years. Soon Bonny’s childhood best friend, Lainey, joins them with her two small children. But it’s not as simple as two
best friends reuniting, because during their last summer as young, innocent 13 year olds, Lainey’s mother disappeared and Bonny fell in love with Lainey’s brother. Now, back in the place it all began and seemingly ended, they reunite with the bookshop owner, Mimi, who knows more than she’s willing to tell.
It is this return to the shore that unlocks the answers to a past mystery. Welcome to the lives of Bonny, Piper and Lainey — where the past will change the future, where memory is locked inside the geography of the lush Lowcountry and where one small bookshop at Watersend brings it all together.
I've teamed up with an amazing group of bestselling authors to offer you the chance to win a bouquet of 14 breathtaking books—including an advanced copy of THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END! It’s an unbelievable lineup of what are sure to be some of the hottest reads of summer 2017!
1. The Bookshop at Water's End
by Patti Callahan Henry (advanced copy)
2. Secrets of the Tulip Sisters by Susan Mallery (advanced copy)
3. The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews (advanced copy)
4. Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe (advanced copy)
5. Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer (advanced copy)
6. The Sunshine Sisters by Jane Green (advanced copy)
7. Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank
8. Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
9. Any Day Now by Robyn Carr
10. Secret Sisters by Jayne Ann Krentz
11. Forever a Hero by Linda Lael Miller
12. Red Clover Inn by Carla Neggers
13. First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
14. Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Here's another opportunity to win an advance reading copy of The Bookshop at Water's End. My publisher is giving away 25 copies. Enter by May 2nd. I love giving readers a chance to "read ahead" like this!
I will be back in touch in June with more news, including a list of my book tour dates! I have a big tour planned for BOOKSHOP AT WATER'S END. Stay tuned to my social media and the Events page on my website for details as events get firmed up.
Thanks for reading.
Patti Callahan Henry
250 West 57th St. Suite 1228
New York, NY 10107
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