Monday, August 23, 2021

This week - Martha Waters talks to Rachel Copeland, Roxanne Veletzos talks to Jennifer Chiaverini

Boswell events for the week of August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23, 7 pm
Martha Waters, author of To Love and to Loathe
in conversation with Rachel Copeland for a virtual event
Register for this event here.

Historical romance author Martha Waters joins us for an evening featuring her latest effervescent, charming, and swoon-worthy novel. This special event will be Rachel Copeland’s first event in conversation, and it’s a perfect pairing, as Copeland is the Rom-Com Queen of the Boswellians.

Emily Henry, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller (which it seems everybody is reading this summer) People We Meet on Vacation, calls Waters's latest "sweet, sexy, and utterly fun. A love story with depth to match its humor, and refreshingly frank communication between its two headstrong leads - I adored it.”

Here’s Rachel’s take on To Love and to Loathe: “Diana, Lady Templeton, and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham, are always at each other's throats - he's an incorrigible rake, and she's a wealthy young widow. When Diana wagers that he'll be married within a year, Jeremy is confident he'll win. But then Jeremy's former mistress gives him negative feedback about his so-called skills, and he realizes he needs an honest review from his toughest critic: Diana. As a longtime reader of Regency-era romance novels, I'm ashamed to say I did not know about this series until the second book. If you read romance for the banter, this one is for you - Waters knows the genre well, and she has aptitude for both winking at tropes and using them sincerely. I can't wait to read the next in the series.”

Martha Waters is the author of To Have and to Hoax, To Love and to Loathe, and the forthcoming To Marry and to Meddle. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and works as a children’s librarian by day.

Thursday, August 26, 7 pm
Roxanne Veletzos, author of When the Summer Was Ours
in conversation with Jennifer Chiaverini for a virtual event
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Boswell hosts a virtual evening with Roxanne Veletzos for a conversation about her new historical novel, an epic World War II tale of star-crossed lovers separated by class, circumstance, and tragedy. She’ll chat with Jennifer Chiaverini, author of novels such as The Women’s March and Resistance Women.

Hungary, 1943: As war encroaches on the country’s borders, willful young Eva C├ęsar counts the days to her upcoming nuptials to a kind and dedicated Red Cross doctor. But Eva’s life changes when she meets a charming and passionate Romani fiddler and artist. As each are swept into the tides of war, they try to forget their romance. From the horrors of the Second World War to the tensions of the 1956 Hungarian uprising and beyond, When the Summer Was Ours is a sweeping story about the toll of secrets, the blurred lines between sacrifice and obsession, and the endurance of the human spirit.

Our conversation partner Jennifer Chiaverini is a big fan. Here's what she wrote: "When the Summer Was Ours is a breathtaking romance that unfolds in a richly drawn landscape of war and loss—a gripping, unforgettable story of enduring love and the fragile yet indomitable hope that sustains the human heart through tragedy to redemption."

Roxanne Veletzos is author of The Girl They Left Behind, an international bestseller. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Veletzos draws from her family’s experience and history in her writing. She has worked as an editor, content writer, and marketing manager for a number of Fortune 500 companies. 

Look for Veletzos to be on Morning Blend on Thursday!

Photo credits!
Martha Waters by Ryan Chamberlain
Roxanne Veletzos by Eric Lindstrom

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