Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Bethany Chase's lake effect...plus a book giveaway

Photo by A. Pachence
We're glad to have Bethany Chase back at CLC today. Her latest novel, One Night at the Lake, published last week. Melissa A was very impressed with Bethany's previous novels and looks forward to reading this one soon. Thanks to Ballantine, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

A native of Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains, Bethany Chase headed to Williams College for an English degree and somehow came out the other side an interior designer. The craftsmanship and creativity that surround her in the design world are a continual inspiration for her novels, which include USA Today Bestseller The One That Got Away and Results May Vary. She lives with her husband and son in New Jersey. (Bio adapted from Amazon.)

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Synopsis:
A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends—and the man they both love. But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love, friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness.

Leah has been waiting for this moment a long time: Her boyfriend, Ollie, is taking her to his family’s home on Seneca Lake for a week of lazy summer bliss, boating, and barbecue. The couple have been together four years, and Leah is convinced that Ollie is finally going to pop the question. Leah can’t wait to share the joyous news with her best friend, June, who is joining them on their getaway, and whose presence will make everything feel more real.

Seven years later, the moment June has been dreading has finally arrived: Her fiancĂ©, Ollie, is taking her to his family’s lake house. But this is not an ordinary visit to an ordinary place; it is a house haunted by June’s long-buried memories of her lost friend Leah—and the connection that appears to remain between Leah and the man for whom June’s love is as deep as her grief.

Alternating between the two women’s vibrant voices, One Night at the Lake is an emotional novel that explores a complex tangle of friendship, loyalty, and betrayal, all driving toward one question: Can love overcome what happened on that hot summer night? (Courtesy of Amazon.)

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
That my characters are fleshed-out and believable. I work hard to create characters with distinct personalities, so it’s always really gratifying when a reader feels that I’ve succeeded.

Who do you relate to more in One Night at the Lake, Leah or June?
Personality-wise, June. I tend to be more quiet and observant than blunt and outgoing.

If you could cast One Night at the Lake as a movie, who would play the lead roles?
Claudia Kim as June, Tom Mison as Ollie, Jenna Coleman as Leah.

What TV series are you currently binge watching?
Most recent binge was season two of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
Last night while I was putting my 12-month-old son into his PJs, he farted, looked surprised for a second, and then cracked up. This is obviously the beginning of a long, long love affair with farts.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?
My annual long weekend getaway with my best girlfriends... we go to visit our friend who lives on the St Lawrence River, and spend four days stuffing our faces, lying on the dock in the sun, and playing cards on the deck. It’s heaven.

Thanks to Bethany for chatting with us and to Ballantine for sharing her book with our readers.

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26 comments:

Lori Thomas said...

Looking forward to relaxing w/ family and enjoying the outdoors

Carla S. said...

Looking forward to a trip to visit family over 4th of July.

Cherie Gravette said...

Looking forward to spending time with family!

Suburban prep said...

I would love to be able to relax (I hope that is possible).

traveler said...

Spending precious time with the little ones is what I love and look forward to. I hope that we will be able to have a week away on the fall.

Michelle L said...

I am looking forward to more day-trips to the mountains to escape the heat. Worked beautifully yesterday, in Estes Park.

Rita Wray said...

I'm looking forward to spending time with my grandkids while they're on summer vacation.

Kelley B said...

Our family beach vacation!!

Kathryn said...

Traveling, spending family time together and relaxing!

Mary C said...

My nephew's visit

jean602 said...

I'm looking forward to going to the beach.

Mary Preston said...

Yes, the beach for us too.

diannekc said...

I'm looking forward to getting together with friends and barbecues.

Elena Y. said...

I am looking forward to have a precious time with my first baby

bn100 said...

beach

Peggy Russo said...

I'm looking forward to lots of relaxing and reading

Lelandlee said...

Swimming in the lake

Xia Lee said...

Hiking and camping

Pippa said...

Going to yardsales

Kelly Rodriguez said...

Going on vacation with my family.

Danamichele84 said...

I’m looking forward to hanging out with my kids and reading a few good books!

Linda May said...

Looking forward to hanging out with my son and his family, go to the beach, the park and the zoo. Thanks for this amazing chance.

Anh N. said...

Looking forward to road trips to explore my local area.

rbooth43 said...

So looking forward to both my son and I recovering from our kidney surgeries! Maybe a trip to Florida if we get the ok from doctor. Thanks for the chance!

Nancy P said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks.

Nancy P said...

I need to get back in the habit of swimming every day.