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Virtual Events from Warwick’s: Hannah McKinnon

June 17, 2021 @ 5:30 pm

La Jolla by the Sea

On Thursday, June 17th at 5:30pm PDT Warwick’s, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke will host the Couch Surfing Book Tour with acclaimed author of The Summer HouseHannah McKinnon, as she discusses her new book, Message in the Sand, in conversation with Liz and Lisa. This is a free virtual event on Zoom and Facebook Live. More information is available at


For interview requests, please contact Gena Lanzi


About the book: Wendell Combs is as local as they come. Born and raised in the small town of Saybrook, Connecticut, his venture into the larger world was met with heartbreak. Now, middle-aged and a confirmed bachelor, he seeks solitude from his tour of duty as a soldier back in his hometown, working as head caretaker for wealthy Alan Lancaster’s forty-acre estate, White Pines, a place he has come to love for its beauty, peace, and quiet. Alan’s eldest daughter, fifteen-year-old Julia, also loves White Pines, but for very different reasons. She and her little sister spend their days riding horses, swimming in the lake, and painting landscapes inspired by the property they adore. While her parents prepare to host their annual summer gala fundraiser, Julia’s eyes are set to the simpler joys of summer: she’s fallen in love with the boy-next-door and longs for their next encounter. But as the last guests leave on that magical summer night, a tragedy no one could have predicted suddenly occurs, shaking the entire town to its core. Wendell and Julia now face an uncertain future. At the height of their grief, two very different women return to Saybrook: Ginny Feldman, Wendell’s first love, who cannot stay away any longer, and Candace Lancaster, Julia’s estranged aunt who wants nothing to do with the town or the family estate she escaped decades earlier. Now, the only familiar things Julia has to cling to are Wendell and White Pines, but it looks like she’s about to lose both…


June 17, 2021
5:30 pm


La Jolla, CA United States


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