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Enchanted August

(2015)
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Set on a picture-perfect island in Maine, a sparkling summer debut that offers listeners a universal fantasy: one glorious month away from it all.

On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board:

Hopewell Cottage

Little Lost Island, Maine.

Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island.

Springwater, blueberries, sea glass.

August.

Neither can afford it, but they are smitten - Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent: Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who's getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who's recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it's not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country.

When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they've been leading. Change can't be that hard, can it?

With a cast of endearingly imperfect characters and set against the beauty of a gorgeous New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates the beloved classic The Enchanted April in a novel of love and reawakening that is simply irresistible.

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"Delightful." - Helen Simonson


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Title: Enchanted August (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
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ISBN: 0-606-39474-5 / 978-0-606-39474-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Enchanted August (Thorndike Press Large Print Women's Fiction)
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Title: Enchanted August: A Novel
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July 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Enchanted August
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March 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Enchanted August
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ISBN: 1-5100-1577-9 / 978-1-5100-1577-7 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Enchanted August
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ISBN: 1-61176-436-X / 978-1-61176-436-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Enchanted August: A Novel
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Title: Enchanted August: A Novel
Author(s): Brenda Bowen
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