My latest book mail this week is Strawberry Wine by Darly Jamison, winner of Kensington Publishing’s contest on Wattpad. Darly was one of the first people who welcomed me to the free reading platform years ago and we spent many long nights chatting about books and plots and life. It’s wonderful to see and hold her first book in my hands, and I hear it’s available at my local bookseller, too.
It’s so pretty, I had to give it a proper photo shoot!
Here’s the blurb:
How do you know if a first love is made to last?
Addison Monroe was eighteen when she fell for Jake Grady, a college student working on her family’s farm for the summer. With his sapphire eyes and killer smile, Jake could have had any girl in Lakeside, Georgia. But he wanted Addy, and for those brief, wonderful months—before circumstances drove them irrevocably apart—they belonged to each other.
Ten years later, Addy is engaged to a doctor and working in Atlanta as a physician’s assistant. Life feels full and satisfying. Yet memories of that long-ago summer and wine-flavored kisses are hard to shake. On a return visit to Lakeside, Addy crosses paths with Jake again, and soon finds herself at an unexpected crossroads. So much has changed, and Addy has chosen another route. And the magic of first love can never be rekindled…can it?