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Off-Site: SUMMER ROMANCE by Annabel Monaghan

We are thrilled to welcome back Annabel Monaghan to celebrate the release of SUMMER ROMANCE! 

This is a ticketed, off-site event hosted at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N Clark Street), which is located a half block south of the bookstore. A ticket for this event includes a copy of SUMMER ROMANCE. The event will include a reading, conversation, Q&A, and a book signing. 


The romantic and hilarious story of a professional organizer whose life is a mess, and the summer she gets unstuck with the help of someone unexpected from her past, by the bestselling author of Nora Goes Off Script.

“I loved it—brims with heart, wit, and longing.” — CARLEY FORTUNE, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Benefits of a summer romance: It’s always fun, always brief, and no one gets their heart broken.

Ali Morris is a professional organizer whose own life is a mess. Her mom died two years ago, then her husband left, and she hasn’t worn pants with a zipper in longer than she cares to remember.

No one is more surprised than Ali when the first time she takes off her wedding ring and puts on pants with hardware—overalls count, right?—she meets someone. Or rather, her dog claims a man for peeing on him. Ethan smiles at Ali like her pants are just right—like he likes what he sees. He looks at her like she’s a younger, braver version of herself. The last thing newly single mom Ali needs is to make her life messier, but there’s no harm in a little summer romance. Is there?

Annabel Monaghan is the author of LibraryReads pick Same Time Next Summer and Indie Next and LibraryReads pick Nora Goes Off Script, as well as two young adult novels and Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?, a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that appeared in the Huffington Post, the Week, and the Rye Record. She lives in Rye, New York, with her family.

Accessibility: This event will be hosted at the Swedish American Museum, which is a wheelchair accessible space. Masks are strongly encouraged at this event. If you have questions, access needs, or need ASL-interpretation, please email no later than 14 days before the event. If you would like to request a scholarship ticket, please email


Please note that tickets for this event must be purchased through Eventbrite. Purchasing a copy of SUMMER ROMANCE through our online webstore does not constitute as a ticket for this event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Swedish American Museum
Summer Romance By Annabel Monaghan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593714089
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 4th, 2024