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    9781496709240 Electronic book text, Reflowable, , EPUB, $14.4 CAD
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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Mar 27, 2018 Carton Quantity: 44 $17.95 CAD
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Just in Time
By (author): Marie Bostwick
9781496709233 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Women Mar 27, 2018
$17.95 CAD
Active 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.9 in 336 pages Kensington
In her most powerful novel yet, New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick weaves the uplifting story of three grief support group dropouts—women united in loss and rescued through friendship.
Fifteen years ago, Grace Saunders vowed to take her beloved husband for better or worse. Now she’s coming to terms with difficult choices as she crafts a memory quilt from scraps of their life together—a life torn to shreds by an accident that has left him in a coma. Enduring months of limbo, Grace is at least not alone.
Nan has been widowed for twenty years, but now, with her children grown, her home feels painfully empty. Even the company of her golden retriever, Blixen, and a series of other rescue dogs, can’t fill the void. Then there’s Monica, a feisty woman with a biting wit who’s reeling following her husband’s death—and the revelation of his infidelity.
As for Grace, a chance evening with a man she barely knows brings a glimmer of joy she hasn’t felt since the tragedy—along with feelings of turmoil and guilt. But her struggle to cope will force all three women to face their fears, share their deepest secrets—and lean on one another as they move from grief and isolation to hope, and a second chance at happiness…
Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels
“Marie Bostwick is my go-to author…always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting.”
—Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author
The Promise Girls is a beautiful story about the ties that bind…Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale.”  —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue
“Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.” 

A MaryJanesFarm Book Club Pick

Story Locale: Portland, OR

With its unique concept and fresh setting, this standalone novel is a great entry point for new readers of Marie Bostwick. At the same time, existing fans will love the way Marie’s trademark strong prose and touching themes of family and forgiveness shine in this story.

The February 28, 2017 release of the mass market edition of A Single Thread will include a teaser for Just in Time.

Marie won the 2012 Best Fiction Award from RT Book Reviews for Ties That Bind and was honored with a Career Achievement award in 2015.

Marie’s previous standalone novel, The Promise Girls, was a Woman’s World Book Club selection. The Second Sister and Between Heaven and Texas were both USA Today bestsellers.

The Second Sister has been optioned by the Hallmark Channel for a television movie adaptation.

Author is an extremely active promoter, organizing national appearances, cross promotions with quilting organizations and maintaining a strong internet presence.

Marie Bostwick was born and raised in the northwest. In the three decades since her marriage, Marie and her family have moved frequently, living in eight different states at eighteen different addresses. These experiences have given Marie a unique perspective that enables her to write about people from all walks of life and corners of the country with insight and authenticity. Marie currently resides in Portland, where she enjoys writing, spending time with family, gardening, collecting fabric, and stitching quilts. Visit her at

Author Residence: Portland, OR

Marketing: Advance reading copies

National print and online advertising

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Promotion through both Kensington and author’s social media platforms, newsletter subscribers, and fan groups

National author tour and virtual events

Major early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via GoodReads, NetGalley, etc.

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Praise for Marie Bostwick and Her Novels

“It takes great skill to write a heartwarming story about grief, and Bostwick proves she is up to the task in her latest…The story is told from the perspectives of all three women, and readers will be drawn in by the different personality each woman exudes. Both a story about grief and (ultimately) female friendship, Just In Time would make a great addition to any women’s-fiction collection.”- Booklist on Just in Time

“A beautiful story about the ties that bind…Marie Bostwick exquisitely tells the tale.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue

“Marie Bostwick is my go-to author…always powerful, inspiring, and uplifting.”-Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Beautiful, thought-provoking, tragic and redeeming, The Second Sister is a feel-good goldmine.”—

“Bostwick is a popular author in public libraries…Both her longtime fans and newer readers will enjoy this smoothly written book, full of fresh starts, cute dogs, and likable characters.”- Library Journal

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