Happy Hour with Authors Chanel Cleeton and Karen Robards | Last Train to Key West and The Black Swan of Paris
JULY 15 | 5 PM
Join us for a live, interactive Happy Hour conversation with authors Chanel Cleeton and Karen Robards, as they discuss their latest releases, Last Train to Key West and The Black Swan of Paris.
In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton's captivating new novel, Last Train to Key West. Everyone journeys to Key West searching for something. For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler's legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person's paradise can be another's prison, and Key West-native Helen Berner yearns to escape. The Cuban Revolution of 1933 left Mirta Perez's family in a precarious position. After an arranged wedding in Havana, Mirta arrives in the Keys on her honeymoon. While she can't deny the growing attraction to the stranger she's married, her new husband's illicit business interests may threaten not only her relationship, but her life. Elizabeth Preston's trip from New York to Key West is a chance to save her once-wealthy family from their troubles as a result of the Wall Street crash. Her quest takes her to the camps occupied by veterans of the Great War and pairs her with an unlikely ally on a treacherous hunt of his own. Over the course of the holiday weekend, the women's paths cross unexpectedly, and the danger swirling around them is matched only by the terrifying force of the deadly storm threatening the Keys.
The Black Swan of Paris is a stunning novel by Karen Robards about a celebrated singer in WWII occupied France who joins the Resistance to save her estranged family from being killed in a German prison. With deeply researched historical details, clandestine love affairs, and exhilarating suspense, this thrilling standalone shows off Robards’ dynamic talent for storytelling and is sure to win the hearts of devoted fans, as well as lovers of historical fiction blockbusters like The Alice Network and The Lost Girls of Paris.
Originally from Florida, Chanel Cleeton grew up on stories of her family's exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England, where she earned a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London, and a master's degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty novels and one novella. She is the winner of six Silver Pen awards and numerous other awards.
We invite you to support the authors by purchasing a copy of Last Train to Key West and The Black Swan of Paris. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy.
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