My Review:An unexpected inheritance, a promise broken, and four lives changed forever: the newest page-turner from USA Today bestselling author Jamie Brenner.
Summer has started in idyllic Sag Harbor, and for Emma Mapson that means greeting guests at the front desk of The American Hotel. But when one of the town's most famous residents, artist Henry Wyatt, dies suddenly, Emma learns he has mysteriously left his waterfront home - a self-designed masterpiece filled with his work - to her teenage daughter, Penny.
Back in Manhattan, legendary art patron Bea Winstead's grief at her lifelong friend and former business partner Henry's passing turns to outrage at the news of his shocking bequest. How did these unknown locals get their hands on the estate? Bea, with her devoted assistant Kyle in tow, descends on Sag Harbor determined to reclaim the house and preserve Henry's legacy.
While Emma fights to defend her daughter's inheritance, Bea discovers that Henry left a treasure trove of sketches scattered around town. With Penny's reluctant help, Bea pieces them together to find a story hidden in plain sight: an illustration of their shared history with an unexpected twist that will change all of their lives.
Drawn together in their battle for the house, Emma and Bea are forced to confront the past while facing a future that challenges everything they believe about love, fate, and family.
Jamie Brenner is quickly becoming a favorite of mine for summer/beach reads a la Elin Hilderbrand, which is high praise! I really loved the setting of this one, different form her other books, in Sag Harbor. I was instantly transported to Sag Harbor when reading this one and I longed for summer. Also, I unequivocally love Penny as a character - she felt real to me. Bea was such a complex character and I honestly wasn't sure what was going to happen. If you love beach reads involving art, I would also recommend High Season.
Drawing Home comes out soon on May 7, 2019, and you can purchase HERE. You can read my review of this author's book from last summer, The Husband Hour, HERE, and my review of her book from the summer before that, The Forever Summer, HERE -- She is definitely becoming a must-read for me!
Sometime after midnight, his group dispersed and he asked for her number. She wrote it on a bar napkin. She watched him slip it into his pocket, certain he would never call. To her surprise, he did, and she didn't even have to wait twenty-four hours. They met for coffee the following day, and by the time he asked for the check, she was in love.