Carley Fortune: Brought to You by Berkley and Buxton Books

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Join us on Thursday, May 9 as we continue an exciting new series bringing books, bubbles, big fun, and your favorite Berkley authors to Charleston! 

For the third event, Carley FortuneNew York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake, will be at the beautiful Unitarian Church just TWO DAYS after the release of her latest novel, This Summer Will be Different!

Carley will be in conversation with our very own Polly Buxton for a talk about writing, what it's like to have a book go viral on TikTok, and the ingredients of a quintessential summer romance.  

Brought to you by Berkley and Buxton Books, we can't wait to see you all for this special night celebrating Carley, her readers, and the release of This Summer Will be Different!

Please note: Tickets to this event are non-refundable. If you have a book-included ticket, please email We will make every effort to reserve your signed copy for you. We can ship nationwide or hold the book for pick-up at the bookstore for 30 days.

About This Summer Will be Different:

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 2

A glorious and tantalizing new escape from #1 New York Times bestselling author Carley Fortune.

This summer they’ll keep their promise. This summer they won't give in to temptation. This summer will be different.

Lucy is the tourist vacationing at a beach house on Prince Edward Island. Felix is the local who shows her a very good time. The only problem: Lucy doesn’t know he’s her best friend’s younger brother. Lucy and Felix’s chemistry is unreal, but the list of reasons why they need to stay away from each other is long, and they vow to never repeat that electric night again.

It’s easier said than done.

Each year, Lucy escapes to PEI for a big breath of coastal air, fresh oysters, and crisp vinho verde with her best friend, Bridget. Every visit begins with a long walk on the beach, beneath soaring red cliffs and a golden sun. And every visit Lucy promises herself she won’t wind up in Felix’s bed. Again.

If Lucy can’t help being drawn to Felix, at least she’s always kept her heart out of it.

When Bridget suddenly flees Toronto a week before her wedding, Lucy drops everything to follow her to the island. Her mission is to help Bridget through her crisis and resist the one man she’s never been able to. But Felix’s sparkling eyes and flirty quips have been replaced with something new, and Lucy’s beginning to wonder just how safe her heart truly is.

About Carley Fortune:
Carley Fortune is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After and Meet Me at the Lake. She is an award-winning Canadian journalist who’s worked as an editor for Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Toronto Life. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons.

The Unitarian Church in Charleston

4 Archdale Street
Charleston, SC 29401