Carley Fortune | Paperback | May 2023
A sweeping, unforgettably beautiful love story about one summer holiday and two people hoping for a second chance.
'A beautiful, heart-tugging, love story about secrets, lies, missed connections and second chances' JILL SANTOPOLO 'A breathtaking tale of star-crossed lovers that gripped me from page one' ELENA ARMAS
'A perfect summery blend of sexy romance and second chances' ASHLEY POSTON
'A tender, sweet story that captures the joy and sorrow of growing up' ELISSA SUSSMAN
'Carley Fortune is the master of the love story' ANNABEL MONAGHAN
'THE quintessential book of summer' AMY LEA
A random connection sends two strangers on a daylong adventure where they make a promise one keeps and the other breaks, with life-changing effects, in this breathtaking new novel from author of the New York Times bestselling and TikTok hit Every Summer After.
One day. One promise. Two lives changed.
Fern Brookbanks has wasted far too much of her adult life thinking about Will Baxter. She spent twenty-four hours in her early twenties with the aggravatingly attractive, idealistic artist - a chance encounter that spiralled into a daylong city adventure. The timing was wrong, but their connection was undeniable: they shared every secret, every dream, and made a pact to meet one year later. Fern showed up. Will didn't.
At thirty-two, Fern's life hasn't turned out how she imagined it. She's back home, running her mother's lakeside resort, which is in disarray - and her ex-boyfriend is the manager. She needs a lifeline.
To Fern's surprise, it comes in the form of Will, who arrives - nine years too late - with an offer to help. Will may be the only person who understands what Fern's going through. Yet how can she possibly trust this expensive suit-wearing mirage who seems nothing like the young man she met all those years ago.
But ten years ago, Will Baxter rescued Fern. Can she do the same for him?
Praise for Carley Fortune:
'Radiant' EMILY HENRY
'A sweet story about second chances, and how the future we imagine for ourselves is never quite what it turns out to be' JODI PICOULT
'A quintessential summer novel, full of longing and lost love, and hits on so many beloved tropes' BuzzFeed