“I’ve always had my book launch events in the Decatur area,” said Andrews, “but attendance has grown to more than 200 people, so it was time for a change.” The novelist, who is an avid antique hunter and writes about antiquing in most of her books, loved the idea of a party among the hidden treasures at Kudzu.
Those who attend the book event, which is a fundraiser for Bright Pink, the only nonprofit focusing on the risk re-duction and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, receive a signed first edition hardcover copy of “Ladies’ Night,” cocktails, appetizers, a goodie bag and the chance to win prizes. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at Foxtale Book Shoppe, (770) 516-9989 or online at www.foxtalebookshoppe.com/events.
“Ladies’ Night” (St. Martin’s Press) deals with divorce, betrayal, revenge, reinvention and redemption. Divorce isn’t a new subject for this former journalist. In previous books like “Spring Fever,” “Summer Rental,” “Hissy Fit” and “Little Bitty Lies,” she tackled similar themes.
Yet Andrews, whose real name is Kathy Hogan Trocheck, laughingly admits she’s still married to her “starter husband” Tom, after more than 36 years. “We were high school sweethearts who got married right out of college, and somehow it managed to stick,” she said.
The protagonist of Andrews’ new book is a lifestyle blogger named Grace Stanton, whose glamorous life is upended after she catches her husband cheating and drives his expensive convertible into the family swimming pool. Forced by the judge in her divorce proceeding to attend mandated divorce recovery therapy with a group of other bitter women — and one hunky man — Grace eventually finds healing — through rehabbing an old beach cottage, and from this unlikely group of new friends.
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