News of these two interesting new books arrived in my mailbox recently.
In bestselling author Linda Francis Lee’s new novel, THE EX-DEBUTANTE, hot-shot Boston divorce lawyer and heiress, Carlisle Wainwright Cushing, is lured back to Texas to deal with her mother’s latest divorce which has the whole town talking, and the family-sponsored 100th annual debutante ball which is on the verge of collapse. In the midst of teaching eighteen year olds to balance books on their heads, and trying to figure out how to tell her mother that she is engaged to a Yankee, who should show up but old flame Jack Blair, whose actions left her wondering if the man is going after her mother in the proceedings, or her.
This story about “the risks one woman must take if she stands a chance of finding herself, real love, and her place in that crazy thing we call family” is already on sale since 1 April. Read more about the book and Linda Francis here. While you’re at it, check out the letter from Carlisle, the heroine.
Emily, the main character in Jill A. Davis’ novel ASK AGAIN LATER, is going through a quarter-life crisis, and what better excuse to cut and run than to use her mother’s suspected tumour to leave behind her career, her boyfriend, and those pesky, unanswerable questions about who she is and what she’s doing with her life.
But in running from the present, Emily found that she has to deal with the past: the father who left when she was five and whom she once pretended was dead. Read more about the book here and an interview with the author here.