“Katie Bieksa is a ‘can’t put it down kind of writer. Her first book is masterful, full of intriguing characters, sizzling plot and honest insights into the nature of love and relationships. The perfect summer beach read.”
Mark Winston, winner of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award
From the outside, Ellen has it all: a glamorous new life in a sun-soaked city more like a movie set than the small Northern town where she grew up, and her very own McDreamy. But being married to a gorgeous, brilliant cardiac surgeon also means standing in his shadow, putting aside her dreams to follow his—and having way too much time home alone to think about how much she’s given up to follow him to California.
While Ellen loses touch with herself and the people she loves, she’s welcomed by sophisticated women who approach life and marriage in ways that make her question her small-town values. When she learns shattering information about her husband—and then meets an irresistible, dangerously attentive man—the questions she asks herself become more urgent.
Who are we without our work, home, family and friends? What is happy?
In Newport Jane, Katie Bieksa takes us on a thrilling, delicious and sometimes heartbreaking journey into the darkness of the fears we all share and the wreckage they can leave in their wake.
“Looking at our wedding picture now, it’s all him…. Even with the sun directly above the two of us, he somehow caught the best light.”