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Enchanted August: a novel

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A sparkling summer debut of love and reawakening that transports the classic The Enchanted April to a picture-perfect island in Maine

It's a rainy summer in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when two unhappily married women, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot, spot a tattered ad on their children's preschool bulletin board:

Hopewell Cottage

Little Lost Island, Maine.

Old pretty cottage to rent

Spring water, blueberries, sea glass.


Neither can afford it, but they are smitten. To share expenses, they find two companions: Caroline Dester, the exquisite darling of the independent movie scene, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who is recovering from heartbreaking loss. Transformed by the refreshing summer breezes, steamed lobsters, and cocktail hours on the wrap-around porch, the unlikely quartet gradually begin to open up to one another, and ultimately rediscover their capacity to love and be loved.

With a cast of quirky and endearing characters set against the beauty of an idyllic New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates a beloved classic and offers readers a universal fantasy: one glorious summer month away from it all.

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Full title enchanted august
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Last Update 2018-05-23 23:09:43PM
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display_description "On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkes 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."-- From dust jacket flap. Four women struggling with loss, disappointment and overwork rent a small summer cottage in Maine, where they find wholeness in regional comforts while sharing their respective stories and rediscovering their passions.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Female friendship -- Fiction, Islands -- Maine -- Fiction, Large type books, Maine -- Fiction, Vacations -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
title_display Enchanted August : a novel
title_full Enchanted August : a novel / Brenda Bowen, Enchanted August A Novel, Enchanted August [text [large print]) / Brenda Bowen, The enchanted August [sound recording] : a novel / Brenda Bowen
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