Synopses & Reviews
The place carried some kind of spell, concocted ofI dont knowsalt air, sea grass, and Old Bay Seasoning, that over the years had permeated its walls and floorboards. Whatever it was, the place cast fabulous magic.
For Nora Quinn Farrell, the beach in Nanticoke, Maryland, isnt just a retreatits home, where she married the love of her life, decided to have a child, and first connected with her two closest friends. Even now, long after her husbands passing, Nora reunites with Margo and Emine every summer to build new memories.
But this year, challenges invade the friends retreat. Even as Nora delights in teaching at her dance studio, she is shaken by her sons decision to seek out his sperm-donor dad. While Margo directs a musical at the Driftwood Playhouse, her marriage seems headed toward its final curtain. And Em, who relishes running her familys café, struggles to handle her rebellious teen.
With their personal dramas reaching a fever pitch and a coastal hurricane threatening their sanctuary, the women will discover that the beach isnt the magic that brightens their livestheir bond with one another is.
Praise for Happy Any Day Now
“A charming read for women of any age...Such fun!”—Nancy Thayer, author of Summer Breeze and The Hot Flash Club
“Fast-paced and witty, with great dialogue and three-dimensional characters, Happy Any Day Now will ring true for many women.”—Cathy Holton, author of Beach Trip
“Smart, upbeat fiction with snappy dialogue and a fun peek into ethnic traditions.”—Nancy Martin, author of The Blackbird Sisters Mysteries
“Toby Devenss novel is warm, witty, and wonderful.”—Wendy Wax, New York Times bestselling author of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
“A virtuoso performance.”—Liza Gyllenhaal, author of A Place for Us
“Will have you laughing one minute and tearing up the next.”—RT Bookclub
Spend a summer at the beach with this enchanting and emotional story about love, loss, and the powerful bonds of female friendship...
The beach house carried some kind of spell, concocted of--I don't know--salt air, sea grass and Old Bay seasoning that over the years had permeated its walls and floorboards. Whatever it was, the place cast fabulous magic.
For Nora Farrell, Tuckahoe, Maryland, isn't just a summer refuge, it's home--where she married the love of her life, decided to have a child, and has remained connected with her two closest friends. Even now, long after her husband's passing, Nora reunites with Margo and Emine every June....
But this year, challenges invade the friends' retreat. Even as Nora delights in teaching at her dance studio, she is shaken by the possible loss of her beach house...and by a tentative new romance. While Margo directs a musical at the Driftwood Playhouse, she finds her marriage on rocky ground. And Em, who relishes running her family's cafe, struggles to handle her rebellious daughter.
With their personal dramas reaching a fever pitch, the women will discover that it isn't only the beach that brightens their lives. Their bond with one another provides the ultimate magic.
About the Author
Toby Devens published a humorous collection of poetry that was excerpted in McCalls and Readers Digest. Since then, she has held jobs in publishing and public relations and has led several writing workshops. She is the author of Happy Any Day Now and My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet).