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It Started in June

Susan Kietzman

ISBN 9781496714220
Publish Date 5/29/2018
Format Trade Paperback
Categories General, Women's Fiction, Kensington
List Price: $15.95
Upcoming May 29, 2018

Susan Kietzman’s engrossing and thought-provoking novel explores the choices and revelations that come with life’s most unexpected events.

Grace Trumbull’s after work drink with Bradley Hanover, a handsome younger colleague, on a warm summer night turns into an impulsive, intimate encounter. After a few weeks of exhilarating secret dates, Grace—forty-two and divorced—realizes she’s pregnant.

For Grace, whose estranged mother refers to her own teenage pregnancy as her biggest mistake, the prospect of parenthood is daunting. She’s just been made vice president of a media relations company and is childfree by choice. Still, something deeper than her fear makes her want to keep the baby. She knows she can be a better, more capable parent than her mother was to her.

As months pass and seasons change, Grace questions her decision to include Bradley in her plans. But they continue to navigate their complicated relationship, each struggling with what it means to make a commitment to someone. Most importantly, Grace begins trusting her instincts—maternal and otherwise—finding courage that will guide her through an uncertain future ripe with new possibilities . . .

Praise for the novels of Susan Kietzman

“Beautifully written and closely observed . . . captures the deep and complicated love of family. Reading this lovely novel, I felt the embrace of summer on the shoreline.” —New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice on The Summer Cottage

“Readers will find themselves drawn into the tragedies and triumphs of this fictional family—distinct and yet utterly relatable.” —Hartford Books Examiner on The Good Life

About Susan Kietzman:

Susan Kietzman is a Connecticut native. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Connecticut College and a master's degree in journalism from Boston University. Before focusing on fiction full-time, she wrote in several other capacities—as newspaper reporter, as corporate client wordsmith, as museum fundraiser. She also taught English and public speaking at two community colleges. It Started in June is her fifth novel. Readers can visit her website at

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Book launch
05/31/18 @ 6pm
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53 W Main St,
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Book reading
06/07/18 @ 5pm
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06/21/18 @ 7pm
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