Reading with Sandy Gingras, author of Paradise Girls

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

Join us in the store for an event with Sandy Gingras, author of Paradise Girls

Paradise Girls features a broken engagement. A ruined vacation in paradise. One adorable little girl. The perfect recipe for the chance of a lifetime...
Mary Valley is in a funk. She’s a writer for home magazines, but she’s lost touch with what home means. Her life seems meaningless. The last house she wrote about was a gazillion-dollar mansion with a moat! Plus, she’s estranged from her daughter, CC and granddaughter, Larkin and mired in a dead-end relationship with her boss. Daniel is a man adrift since his son Timmy was killed in Afghanistan. He’s living on a houseboat in Florida with Timmy’s three-legged dog, Tripod, and taking tourists out on fishing charters. But his life is on the edge. He’s painting his houseboat black, and he can’t stop thinking about “getting lost at sea.” When Mary’s boss tells her he’s spending Christmas with his ex, she books a trip with her family to The Low Key Inn, a hotel on the edge of the Everglades. But things go wrong from the get-go. CC bails out of the vacation, and Mary is stuck with an unhappy Larkin. The hotel is dated and down-on-its-luck, and perhaps its owner is a witch. Then Mary meets Daniel, casts a hook into his head and wrecks his boat. This is the story of how wounded people can help each other heal, how lost people can help each other find their way home. How life can become a love story…


Sandy Gingras is the author and illustrator of over twenty gift books. She’s also published fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction, and she won the Debut Dagger Award for mystery writing in 2012, for her
story "Beached." She’s designed hundreds of products for national stationery companies and owns two retail stores of her own. She lives on an island six miles out to sea in a happy cottage on the bay with her husband and a dog named Turtle. Paradise Girls is her debut novel.

Event address: 
623 Cookman Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Books: 
Paradise Girls: A Novel By Sandy Gingras Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250816719
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 5th, 2022