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Ocean House Author Series: Two Wars and a Wedding by Lauren Willig

  • Dates: April 12, 2023
  • 1 Bluff Avenue
  • Watch Hill, RI 02891
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Price: $38/person (plus tax & service charge)
  • (888) 853-2919
  • Ocean House Author Series: Lauren Willig Join Ocean House owner and author Deborah Goodrich Royce alongside New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig for the first author series of 2023! Lauren Willig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical fiction author whose notable works include The Other Daughter, The English Wife and her Pink Carnation series. She is also known for her collaboration in the 2022 Rhode Island-set novel, The Lost Summers of Newport, following Gilded Age fame and fortune in Newport’s famous summer mansions. This April, Willig will be discussing her newest release, Two Wars and a Wedding . Enjoy wine, light bites and a signed copy of the book . Please note, tickets purchased for this event are non-refundable. About Two Wars and a Wedding: September 1896: An aspiring archaeologist, Smith College graduate Betsy Hayes travels to Athens, desperate to break into the male-dominated field of excavation. In the midst of the heat and dust of Greece she finds an unlikely ally in Charles, Baron de Robecourt, one of the few men who takes her academic passion seriously. But when a simmering conflict between Greece and Turkey erupts into open warfare, Betsy rushes to the front lines as a nurse, not knowing that the decision will change her life forever—and cause a deep and painful rift with her oldest friend, Ava. June 1898: Betsy has sworn off war nursing—but when she gets the word that her estranged friend Ava is headed to Cuba with Clara Barton and the Red Cross to patch up the wounded in the Spanish-American War, Betsy determines to stop her the only way she knows how: by joining in her place. Battling heat, disease, and her own demons, Betsy follows Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders straight to the heart of the fighting, where she is forced to confront her greatest fears to save both old friends and new…. Set during an electrifying era of nation-building, idealism, and upheaval, Two Wars and a Wedding is a tale of remarkable women striving to make their place in a man’s world—an unforgettable saga of friendship, love, and fighting for what is right.