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Best Behavior

(2020)
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“A delicious family drama; look no further for your perfect poolside read!”
—Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer


A Lee Woodruff “Book Marks” Pick * A Liz and Lisa Best Book of May * A Zibby Owens Recommended Summer Read

Meredith Parker has made the journey to Bolton, her twins’ college, dozens of times. This weekend, though, is different. Dawn and Cody are about to graduate and move away to separate corners of the country. Meredith is proud of her kids, and she’s proud of herself for helping them get this far. She just never expected the tidal wave of emotions sweeping over her—or the tangled family dynamics complicating everything.

Meredith doesn’t miss her cheating ex, Roger, one bit, but sitting across from his very young, very gorgeous second wife threatens to unravel the graceful facade she’s trying so hard to maintain. Joel, Meredith’s husband, can see she’s feeling the first pangs of empty-nest syndrome and wants to soften the blow—but he’s distracted by a familiar face. Meanwhile, Cody and Dawn are sitting on their own secrets, and Roger’s new wife, Lily, wonders if she really wants to be a part of this wild, mixed-up family.

As tensions simmer with each passing appetizer tray, Meredith’s vision of the perfect weekend goes up in flames. But before the party’s over, as best behavior gives way to brutal honesty, there’ll be a chance for this new blended family to truly come together—in all its messy and glorious imperfection.

“A delightful, smartly paced read written with grace, depth and humor.”
—Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Islanders


Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"With a title like Best Behavior, you can be sure you’re in for some very juicy BAD behavior—and Wendy Francis doesn’t disappoint. With warmth and humor, Best Behavior delivers a delicious family drama; look no further for your perfect poolside read!" - Jamie Brenner

"What could go wrong when you put a blended family up against the perils of a college graduation weekend and mix in twin graduates, divorced parents, opinionated grandparents and a young stepmom out of her depths? Enough to populate a delightful, smartly paced read in which plenty goes right too. Francis writes with grace, depth and humor about complex family dynamics and the joy and heartache of watching young adults spread their wings and fly from the nest." - Meg Mitchell Moore

"Wendy Francis captures all the joy and pain of being an (almost) empty-nester in her latest novel. Picture a college graduation weekend on a lovely New England campus. Now mix in some booze, an ex or two, the in-laws, a trophy wife, and loads of secrets/scandals. Soon enough, no one is behaving at their best. A terrific summer read." - Amy Poeppel


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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Best Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Francis
ISBN: 1-5258-0462-6 / 978-1-5258-0462-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Graydon House
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Best Behavior
Author(s): Wendy Francis
ISBN: 1-09-409902-3 / 978-1-09-409902-6
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Best Behavior Lib/E
Author(s): Wendy Francis
ISBN: 1-09-409900-7 / 978-1-09-409900-2
Publisher: Graydon House
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Best Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Francis
ISBN: 1-09-409901-5 / 978-1-09-409901-9
Publisher: Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Best Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Francis
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Best Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Francis
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Best Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Francis
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Best Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Francis
Publisher: Harlequin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Best Behavior: A Novel
Author(s): Wendy Francis
Publisher: Graydon House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU