ONLINE: Jamie Brenner - "Blush" in conversation w/ Helen Ellis
Jamie Brenner, author of The Forever Summer and The Wedding Sisters, presents Blush, a bighearted story of love, family, and second chances, and an ode to the blockbuster novels that have shaped generations of women. Jamie will be in conversation with Helen Ellis, author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code.
Tickets for this event will go on sale at 9am on 5/18/21. Your $5 ticket can be put towards a signed copy of Blush bought from Wellesley Books. Click the button below to buy tickets online through Eventrbrite (fees apply), or call Wellesley Books at 781-431-1160 to buy tickets by phone (no fees).
From acclaimed author Jamie Brenner comes a stunning new novel about three generations of women who discover that the scandalous books of their past may just be the key to saving their family’s future.
For decades, the Hollander Estates winery has been the premier destination for lavish parties and romantic day trips on the North Fork of Long Island. But behind the lush vineyards and majestic estate house, the Hollander family fortunes have suffered and the threat of a sale brings old wounds to the surface. For matriarch Vivian, she fears that this summer season could be their last—and that selling their winery to strangers could expose a dark secret she’s harbored for decades. Meanwhile, her daughter, Leah, who was turned away from the business years ago, finds her marriage at a crossroads and returns home for a sorely needed escape. And granddaughter Sadie, grappling with a crisis of her own, runs to the vineyard looking for inspiration.
But when Sadie uncovers journals from Vivian’s old book club dedicated to scandalous novels of decades past, she realizes that this might be the distraction they all need. Reviving the “trashy” book club, the Hollander women find that the stories hold the key to their fight not only for the vineyeard, but for the life and love they’ve wanted all along.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jamie Brenner is the author of five novels, including The Forever Summer and The Wedding Sisters. She grew up in suburban Philadelphia on a steady diet of Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz novels, and later moved to New York City to live like the heroines of her favorite books. Jamie now divides her time between Philadelphia and Provincetown.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Helen Ellis is the author of Southern Lady Code, American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @HelenEllisAuthor