Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Summer Set

Today we are featuring Aimee Agresti's latest novel, The Summer Set, which published this week. It looks perfect for fans of theater and anyone who wants a dramatic story. Thanks to Graydon House, we have one copy to give away!

With a setting inspired by the real-life Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Berkshires where stars like Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lauren Graham, and Chris Pine have performed, THE SUMMER SET is a salacious rom-com, beach read perfect for Broadway nerds and Hollywood gossips alike.

Charlie Savoy was once Hollywood's hottest A-lister. Now, ten years later, she's pushing forty, exiled from the film world back at the summer Shakespeare theater in the Berkshires that launched her career—and where her first love, Nick, is the artistic director.

It's not exactly her first choice. But as parts are cast and rehearsals begin, Charlie is surprised to find herself thriving: bonding with celebrity actors, forging unexpected new friendships, and even reigniting her spark with Nick despite their complicated history.

Until Charlie's old rival, Hollywood's current “It Girl,” is brought on set, threatening to undo everything she's been working towards. As the drama amps up both on the stage and behind the curtains, Charlie must put on one heck of a show to fight for the second chance she deserves in her career and in love.

Photo by Abby Greenawalt
Aimee Agresti is the author of Campaign Widows and The Gilded Wings trilogy for young adults. A former staff writer for Us Weekly, she penned the magazine's coffee table book Inside Hollywood. Aimee's work has also appeared in People, Premiere, DC magazine, Capitol File, the Washington Post, Washingtonian, the Washington City Paper, Boston magazine, Women’s Health and the New York Observer, and she has made countless TV and radio appearances, dishing about celebrities on the likes of Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, E!, The Insider, Extra, VH1, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and HLN. Aimee graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and lives with her husband and two sons in the Washington, DC, area.

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23 comments:

Padmini Rao said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun :)

Linda May said...

I've never performed on stage, I do love Romeo & Juliet. Thanks for your great generosity.

Melissa said...

I've performed on stage numerous times, but not recently. When I was a child and teenager, I loved to sing and performed in shows and choirs.

Jeanne said...

No, I’ve not performed on stage. I have a fear of public speaking that would make that impossible .

LoriF said...

No stage for me! Looking forward to reading this!

Nancy Payette said...

I have performed in some plays & fashion shows.

Rita Wray said...

No I haven't, I'd be too shy.

Margie Shaw said...

I’ve never performed on stage. Thanks for the chance, I would love to read this!

traveler said...

My favorite play is Midsummer Night's Dream.

Amber said...

I performed on stage in highschool once!

rubynreba said...

I have not performed on stage.

Mary C said...

The Tempest

Donamae Kutska said...

Romeo and Juliet is my favorite thank you for the chance😊

Phyllis said...

Yes, I've performed onstage, but only in amateur productions. Thanks for the chance!

Nancy said...

Yes, I have performed on stage numerous times as a child, youth and adult.

Nancy
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diannekc said...

No, I have never performed on stage.

Mary Preston said...

Yes, but just in high school. It was fun.

Linda Kish said...

I was Mary Magdalene in an Easter play in my one and only performance. I even had to cry on cue. Shortly after that I developed social anxiety disorder (before there was a name for it).

bn100 said...

no

Peggy Russo said...

I've never performed onstage. I prefer to be a spectator.

Lelandlee said...

I've never performed on stage

Xia Lee said...

I have not performed on stage.

Tatum Rangel said...

I've never performed on stage, although I think I would have liked to. :)