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Mary Kay Andrews and Nancy Thayer

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)
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Meet Mary Kay Andrews and Nancy Thayer, authors of The High Tide Club and A Nantucket Wedding, on May 26th from 6:30-8:30pm.

The High Tide Club

When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm.

Over a few meetings, the ailing Josephine spins a tale of old friendships, secrets, betrayal and a long-unsolved murder. She tells Brooke she is hiring her for two reasons: to protect her island and legacy from those who would despoil her land, and secondly, to help her make amends with the heirs of the long dead women who were her closest friends, the girls of The High Tide Club—so named because of their youthful skinny dipping escapades—Millie, Ruth and Varina.

Even at the end of her life, Josephine seems unwilling or unable to face her past, deliberately evading Brooke’s questions. When Josephine dies with her secrets intact, Brooke is charged with contacting Josephine’s friends’ descendants and bringing them together on Talisa for a reunion of women who’ve actually never met. What follows is a tale of a romance thwarted, friendships renewed, justice delivered and true love found. It's Mary Kay Andrews at her Queen of the Beach Reads best.

Early Praise:

"Mary Kay's novels are impossible to resist."- The Huffington Post

"The perfect blend of drama, humor, intrigue, and just a touch of murder." -Bustle

"Summer doesn't truly begin without a Mary Kay Andrews book in your beach bag." -RT Book Reviews


A Nantucket Wedding

Wedding bells are ringing, a family is reunited, and new romances are blooming—for better or for worse—in an enthralling novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Island House and Secrets in Summer.

It’s summer on Nantucket and Alison is finally engaged to the love of her life. Things would be perfect—if only she could make peace between her daughters. Felicity, wild at heart yet a loving mother to her own children, and Jane, the extremely organized and high-earning businesswoman, arrive on the island hoping to get through these next few weeks without ruining their mother’s big day. But when Felicity’s husband reveals a long-term affair and Jane falls for her soon-to-be step-brother, everyone gets way more drama than they bargained for.

Early Praise:

“The queen of beach books.”
The Star-Ledger

“Thayer has a deep and masterly understanding of love and friendship, of where the two complement and where they collide.”
Elin Hilderbrand

“Thayer’s gift for reaching the emotional core of her characters [is] captivating.”
Houston Chronicle

“One of my favorite writers.”
Susan Wiggs

“Thayer portrays beautifully the small moments, inside stories and shared histories that build families.”
The Miami Herald

“Thayer’s sense of place is powerful, and her words are hung together the way my grandmother used to tat lace.”
Dorothea Benton Frank

 

Earlier Event: April 21
Kristy Woodson Harvey
Later Event: May 27
Randy George