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Summer’s End

(Evening Island #2)

By Olivia Miles

Women’s Fiction, Romance

Paperback & ebook, 201 Pages

Date 2020 by Rosewood Press

The USA Today bestselling author of the Oyster Bay series invites readers to return to Evening Island for a heartwarming, stand-alone story about three sisters at very different crossroads in their lives who reunite for one unforgettable summer at their family’s lake house.

The Taylor sisters spent every summer at their family’s lake house, but as they grew up, they also grew apart. Now, in honor of their late mother’s wishes, they reunite on Evening Island, each hoping to find the best part of themselves they’d left behind.

Kim is just weeks away from what should be her dream wedding, but as the big day draws closer, her doubts only grow stronger. Some time away may be just the thing she needs to help clear her head…or change her heart.

Heather has always been the reliable sister, but a recent divorce has made everything feel uncertain. When a second chance with an old flame comes along, she must decide if a summer love can last a lifetime.

Andrea’s career is her top priority, even if her heart is no longer in it. When her boss suggests a vacation, a couple of weeks on the island leads to the inspiration she was searching for, and not just for work…

Thanks to the beauty of the island and the memories they share, the sisters come together, search their hearts, and discover what the future holds for each of them at summer’s end.

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It was already August. August was the month when even as adults they would go to Evening Island, for a week, or sometimes only a weekend in Andrea’s case, as life’s responsibilities took away the carefree days of their youth. 

Only now Heather didn’t have any responsibilities, and she didn’t have an excuse either. Besides, she wanted to go. Not just for the house, or the view of the water and the long days that drifted into longer evenings, with the sweet smell of flowers and the soft hum of crickets, but for the chance to be away from it all, to step outside her life and all its sorrow for a moment. But more than anything, she yearned to return to a time and a place where she was still happy. To once again feel like everything was possible. 

“I’m going for two weeks. It’s a long time, but I don’t know when I’ll get back,” Kim was saying.

“It would be a nice way to honor Mom,” Heather said, realizing with a start that somehow she’d lived an entire year that her mother hadn’t; that her mother didn’t know anything that had transpired in these past twelve months.

That, perhaps, was the only blessing.

“So…you’ll come?” Kim’s smile was evident in her voice.

Heather pulled in a breath, hoping she wouldn’t live to regret her next words. “I’ll come.”

“Woohoo!” Kim squealed so loudly that Heather had to hold the phone away from her ear, but she was smiling now, her spirits lifted. 

She listened to Kim’s excited chatter as she walked over to the calendar and circled this Saturday. Then, surprising even herself, she turned it into a happy face.

She was going back to the lake house. For at least a little while, everything would be okay. 

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Meet Me at Sunset

(Evening Island #1)

By Olivia Miles

Women’s Fiction/Romance

Paperback & ebook, 324 Pages

February 25, 2020 by Rosewood Press

From USA TODAY bestselling author Olivia Miles comes the first in a collection of stand-alone novels set on the fictional shores of Evening Island—just a ferry ride across the lake from Blue Harbor, home to the newest heartwarming series!


The Morgan sisters spent many blissful summers at their family’s lake house growing up, but as they grew older, their lives took very different paths.

Hope adores her twin girls, but she doesn’t love being a stay-at-home mom. When her workaholic husband doesn’t support her career aspirations, she packs up the kids and goes to Sunset Cottage, thinking that some time apart will help her decide what she really wants-but when the life she dreamed of becomes a possibility, she is more torn than ever.

Gemma was supposed to be planning her wedding, not trying to get back deposits. And she was supposed to be finished writing her latest romance novel, not staring at a blank screen. Lost and down on her luck, she heads north to Evening Island, hoping to find the inspiration she needs to fill the page, and maybe, her heart.

Ellie is almost perfectly content living in the house that once belonged to her grandmother, even if it does get a little lonely sometimes. Still, work is steady at her art studio and the island continues to serve as a muse, especially when her first love makes a surprise return.

In the course of a month, the Morgan sisters learn that despite their differences and their personal struggles, they might just have more in common than the old summer cottage that they inherited.

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Olivia Miles is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming women’s fiction and small-town contemporary romance. She has frequently been ranked as an Amazon Top 100 author, and her books have appeared on several bestseller lists, including Amazon, Barnes & NobleBookScan, and USA Today. Treasured by readers across the globe, Olivia’s novels have been translated into German, French, and Hungarian, with editions in Australia and the United Kingdom. After growing up in New England and later living in Montreal, Olivia traded salt water for fresh water, and is most happy reading on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan, or spending time with her husband, daughter, and two lovable dogs.

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