Dimensions:8.28in x 5.45 x 0.85 in | 0.69 lb
Page Count:336 pages
#1 CANADIAN BESTSELLER: As of August, Every Summer After has been #1 on The Globe and Mail bestseller list for 9 weeks! It’s also a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
IDEAL FOLLOW UP: Readers fell in love with Carley’s emotional romance and page-turning plotting in Every Summer After, and this novel returns to cottage country (Muskoka, this time) and has another central “what if” at its core that will send readers ripping through the pages.
PERFECT SUMMER READ: With a gorgeous lakeside setting, sizzling romance, and exploration of themes of life’s expectations and grief, this sits in that sweet spot of elevated romance/women’s fiction that we know booksellers and readers love.
CANADIAN SETTING: The “now” chapters are set in Smoke Lake, Muskoka. The “then” scenes take place over the course of 1 day in downtown Toronto as the characters visit landmarks such as Graffiti Alley, Kensington, the AGO, and Sneaky Dee’s.
CO-PUB WITH BERKLEY + TWO-BOOK DEAL WON IN A FIERCE AUCTION: We battled for four days in a heated auction with Berkley to take home two books from this exciting new Canadian author.
MEDIA SAVVY CANADIAN AUTHOR: Carley is formerly the Executive Editor of Refinery29 Canada, and is an award-winning journalist—she is a true publishing partner, bringing fifteen years of top tier media experience to the table. She has done countless media events, and the invites keep rolling in!
CONTINUING WITH AUTHOR: We plan to continue with Carley Fortune!
TRADE EDITION, AFFORDABLE PRICE POINT: Given the success of Every Summer After, we’ll be publishing again in flapless trade.
COVER + CANADIAN CONNECTION: We will share a cover with Berkley this time around, and the painting is by Toronto-based artist Elizabeth Lennie.
INSTANT #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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Chatelaine's "Your Official Summer 2023 Reading List"
The Toronto Star's "20 best books to pile by your hammock"
Katie Couric Media's "Let’s Go Places: 30 Summer Novels Set Seaside"
TODAY’s “36 new books we can’t wait to read in 2023”
Buzzfeed’s “33 Romance Books to Look Out for in 2023”
CBC’s “30 highly anticipated Canadian titles coming this year”
SheReads' “Most Anticipated Romances of 2023”
CBC's "20 Canadian books to get your mom on Mother's Day 2023"
Good Morning America's "15 fresh books to get lost in this May"
“This novel, set in Toronto and on a nearby lake, is beautiful, charming, witty, poignant, and all the things you could want in a spring read.”
—Katie Couric Media
"Unputdownable, witty, soulful and stirring."
—Good Morning America
“A breathtaking tale of star-crossed lovers that gripped me from page one. Meet Me At The Lake is nostalgia, summer breeze, second chances and pure heart.”
—Elena Armas, New York Times bestselling author of The Spanish Love Deception
“A perfect summery blend of sexy romance and second chances, Meet Me at the Lake is a poignant waltz between evergreen pines and poplars and heartache. I fell in love with Will and Fern over and over and over again.”
—Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics
“A completely addicting love story about the ways we find who we are and what we want amidst changing dreams and chances missed. Carley Fortune gives us another perfect summer read brimming with heart, a book to devour in a day, swept away in the nostalgia of young, sexy love. Every Summer After fans, this will not disappoint!”
—Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push
“Meet Me at the Lake is a tender, sweet story that captures the joy and sorrow of growing up. Carley Fortune's latest is a love letter to moms and daughters, as well as second chances.”
—Elissa Sussman, bestselling author of Funny You Should Ask
"Meet Me at The Lake is a beautiful, heart-tugging, love story about secrets, lies, missed connections and second chances. Set against the idyllic backdrop of a family hotel on a rural lake, this novel brims with the warmth of summertime and the feeling of home. An exquisite, emotional read.”
—Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of Stars in an Italian Sky
“Carley Fortune is the master of the love story, tapping into our most primal needs—to be valued and seen for who we really are. Meet Me At The Lake is story telling perfection.”
—Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script
“Readers experience Carley Fortune's writing with all five senses. In Meet Me At The Lake, that means you'll taste Peter's sourdough. You'll hear the sound of the trees swaying by the lake. You'll smell the gin and the watered-down tonic. You'll see Fern waiting down by the docks. And you'll feel every pulse of electricity from Will. This is a beautiful story of letting go of expectations, growing into who you're meant to become, and letting love in when you don't feel you deserve it. The perfect summer read and an excellent follow-up to Every Summer After. Carley's talent sings on every page.”
—Iman Hariri-Kia, author of A Hundred Other Girls
“THE quintessential book of summer. Nestled in the heart of Canada's cottage country, Fortune masterfully crafts yet another enthralling tale of love and second chances that will burrow itself deep into your soul long after the last page."
—Amy Lea, author of Exes and O’s
“Fortune (Every Summer After) shines in this beautiful tale of love, loss, and forgiveness. This searing story of hard-won second chances is not to be missed."
“This contemporary romance is an immersive second-chance love story that will transport readers with its dual evocation settings of stunning rural Ontario and thrilling Toronto."
“Carley Fortune's Every Summer After found TikTok success, and her new romance, Meet Me at the Lake, continues to dazzle.”
“There is no summer without a Carley Fortune novel.”
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