Thursday, June 6, 2024

A sweet summer escape with Jane L. Rosen...plus a book giveaway

Photo by Captain W.
We're pleased to have Jane L. Rosen back at CLC today to celebrate the recent release of her latest novel, Seven Summer Weekends. Isn't the cover absolutely gorgeous? And the story inside sounds like the perfect summer read. Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Jane L. Rosen is an author and screenwriter whose critically acclaimed first novel, Nine Women, One Dress, has been translated into ten languages. She lives in New York City and on Fire Island with her husband and three daughters.

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Synopsis:

When a Zoom disaster upends Addison Irwin’s decade-long career at a posh Manhattan advertising agency, things look bleak for the thirty-something mid-western transplant. But an unexpected inheritance from an aunt she barely remembers—a property on Fire Island, complete with guest house and artist’s studio—changes everything.

While debating whether to stay or sell, Addison learns that she’s also inherited her aunt’s list of eclectic guests, tying her to the island for seven summer weekends. Eager to convince Addison to keep the house rather than let a new buyer build a monstrosity in its place, the neighbors welcome her to their laid-back community. Well, all except the moody guy next door, who seems intent on glowering his way through life.

Steadfast in her path since college, Addison is determined not to let this detour on Fire Island throw her off track. But soon, between the revolving door of weekend visitors and the up and down relationship with her neighbor (and his adorable dog), she finds herself in unfamiliar territory. Should she try to pick up where she left off—or embrace entirely new possibilities?

“A charming, feel-good story about the power of love, the saving grace of friendship, and the revelatory nature of time spent by the sea, Jane L. Rosen’s latest is the must-read book of the summer! An ode to fresh starts—and meddling relatives—this novel is the perfect reminder that it doesn’t take long for life to change in the best possible ways. Sometimes, in fact, it only takes Seven Summer Weekends. Five huge stars!
—Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times Bestselling author of The Summer of Songbirds

"When Jane L. Rosen invites you to Fire Island, you go. Especially when she promises a compulsively readable, totally satisfying five-alarm heart tugging romance. Come for the fun of it and then let Seven Summer Weekends be your roadmap for a happy life."
—Annabel Monaghan, author of Same Time Next Summer

What is one thing you would tell the debut novelist version of yourself?
You will never be a na├»ve debut novelist again—enjoy the ride!
 
What were the biggest rewards and challenges with writing Seven Summer Weekends?
The biggest reward is discovering that after five books there are readers anticipating my novels, just as I do when one of my favorite authors come out with a new book.  For this particular book it was challenging to link it to my previous title, On Fire Island, while still creating a stand-alone read. 
 
If Seven Summer Weekends was made into a movie, what songs would you include on the soundtrack?
"Follow the Sun" by Xavier Rudd, "Wheel of Fortune" by my daughter, Raechel Rosen, "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding, and "Bright Side of the Road" by Van Morrison.
 
What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
A Happier Life by Kristy Woodson Harvey
 
If we were to visit you right now, what are some places you would take us to see?
I would take you to the beach on Fire Island, for ice cream in town at Scoops, and on a water taxi to Cherry Grove to dance the night away. 
 
If your life was a TV series, which celebrity would you want to narrate it? 
Fran Drescher! I love a good New Yawk accent!

Thanks to Jane for chatting with us and to Berkley for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends June 10th at midnight EST.

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17 comments:

Jess R said...

Just to slow down and soak up the sun!!!

traveler said...

This summer would be wonderful if I could have a vacation at the beach. A setting that gives me peace, beauty and is where I can enjoy life.

Rita Wray said...

I would love to go away for a few days.

Mary C said...

Weekend getaways

Viviana V said...

Getting healthy again and finding a new job since I was just laid off.

Toni Laliberte said...

Something on my summer bucket list is to be more creative in my journaling/scrapbooking hobby

Robyn said...

Taking a vacation with my family, spending more time reading and knitting. Thank you for the giveaway. This book looks amazing.

diannekc said...

A trip to Michigan

dstoutholcomb said...

I don't have any summer plans.

Lisa D said...

I don't have a summer bucket list. Maybe I should create one!

Mary Preston said...

Hoping to visit family on the coast.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I am planning on spending as much time as possible with my family.

bn100 said...

swim

Katherine said...

I'm hopeful this will be a quiet summer and that I can relax, and enjoy the sun and time at the lake.

Anonymous said...

I just wish the sun would come out here in Michigan and start feeling like summer! I'm ready for swimming, vacations and road trips!

Janelle Will said...

I'm ready for reading outside on my patio, afternoon margaritas and s'mores

AEKZ2 said...

I want to visit my parents.