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When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.
Lauren Adelman and her high school sweetheart, Rory Kincaid, are a golden couple. They marry just out of college as Rory, a star hockey player, earns a spot in the NHL. Their future could not look brighter when Rory shocks everyone-Lauren most of all-by enlisting in the U.S. Army. When Rory dies in combat, Lauren is left devastated, alone, and under unbearable public scrutiny.

Seeking peace and solitude, Lauren retreats to her family's old beach house on the Jersey Shore. But this summer she's forced to share the house with her overbearing mother and competitive sister. Worse, a stranger making a documentary about Rory tracks her down and persuades her to give him just an hour of her time.

One hour with filmmaker Matt Brio turns into a summer of revelations, surprises, and upheaval. As the days grow shorter and her grief changes shape, Lauren begins to understand the past-and to welcome the future.



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Jamie Brenner

Jamie Brenner grew up in suburban Philadelphia and studied literature at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her books include The Wedding Sisters, The Gin Lovers and her latest novel THE FOREVER SUMMER (Little, Brown) , which People Magazine calls "A captivating tale of family secrets and strong women." Jamie lives in New York City with her husband and two teenager daughters. www.jamiebrenner.com Instagram: @jamiebrennerauthor Twitter: @JamieLBrenner



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