The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

Judge a Book by Its Cover: Coastal Edition

Should you judge something solely by its appearance? Definitely not, but today we’re looking ahead to summer and showcasing covers on a coastal theme for books that are as amazing on the inside as they are on the outside. Marked for Revenge by Emelie Schepp The second book in the thrilling Nordic Noir trilogy, Marked… Read More »

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D-Day Reads: Unique Perspectives in WWII Fiction

Monday, June 6 marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, the day that the allied troops landed on the beach in Normandy, France. From there, a coordinated operation began that would eventually see Europe liberated from the Nazis and the end of World War II. The literary landscape is saturated with novels memorializing that time, from… Read More »

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The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach Excerpt

ONE Washington, DC November 1943 I did not fight the umbrella which blew inside out as I stepped from the streetcar. Instead, I clung tighter to my nearly soaked cloche to hold it in place against the icy rain that slanted sideways across Pennsylvania Avenue. Navigating the slick pavement carefully, I swam through the midafternoon… Read More »

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The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

Summer 1941. Young Adelia Montforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are soon throttled by the war and… Read More »

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