An Evening with Mary Kay Andrews (A Multi-Library Virtual Event)

We are delighted to support the Niles-Maine, Glenview and Park Ridge libraries as they host best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews for a Zoom event. This program is free and open to the public. Click here to register.

About the Author: Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of The Beach House Cookbook and more than twenty novels, including The Weekenders, Ladies' NightSpring FeverSummer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Her new book, The Homewreckers, has just been released in paperback. 

Andrews' latest, after The Newcomer (2021), is "a frothy combination of a hectic old-house-renovation story and a cozy mystery with a hint of romance centered around a likable heroine who has been holding too many feelings at bay. A perfect summer escape." --Booklist

More About the Book: Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss's son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she's passionate about her work, but that's the only passion in her life. "Never love something that can't love you back," is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn't follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She's determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie's dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast.

When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there's more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.

With a burned-out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.


Event date: 

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
The Homewreckers: A Novel By Mary Kay Andrews Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250822345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 23rd, 2023

Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews's The Homewreckers, a delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.

"Andrews (The Newcomer) sparkles in this fast-paced tale. Andrews’s fans will eat this up." —Publishers Weekly

The Newcomer: A Novel By Mary Kay Andrews Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250256959
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 26th, 2022

Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads delivers her next page-turner for the summer with The Newcomer.

In trouble and on the run...