There are YA books, “new adult” books, and now finally a book about and for grown-ups!
CAPE MAY, a novel New Yorker Joanna Matthews is rapidly approaching 60 and desperate for a change. The last remotely daring thing she did—jumping into an unconventional marriage with her best friend Brian—happened 20 years ago. Now, their life’s comfortable, if routine. Joanna craves more and begins pursuing her long-deferred dream: owning and running a bed & breakfast. She’s captivated by Cape May, New Jersey, America’s Oldest Seaside Resort. On the bus south, she meets a novelist, and is thunderstruck when she falls passionately in love for the first time. How will her late awakening affect the future and her three-decade relationship with Brian?
“I loved Cape May…couldn’t stop reading it! More sparks than Nicholas, and more moving precisely because it has the ragged edges of reality.” Susan Keith, Actress, Another World, One Life to Live, and Shana on Loving
“Holly Caster has the deft ability to let us spy on her protagonist Joanna’s life, love, frustration, guilt, and struggle to find that most elusive of life’s qualities: happiness. She elegantly chronicles the messiness of human relationships, the painful search for self-fulfillment, and the capricious nature of second chances that are part of everyone’s journey. Her characters are so achingly real that you will embrace them instantly, and you’ll find you can’t help rooting for them to find what they seek. Cape May is a captivating and rewarding read. Here’s hoping for a sequel!” Peter Danish, Award-Winning Author of The Tenor
“This is a very romantic novel in the truest sense. The setting of Cape May is described in extreme detail and is utterly charming. If you are interested in a book about a love affair where the characters are 60 years old, this would be a great pick. After Michael finally kisses Joanna, it was nearly impossible to put down the book. The author uncovers every emotional aspect in the novel. The characters’ feelings felt very real and justified.” Liz Ellyn, Indulge in Life’s Guilty Pleasures Book Review Blog