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Set on a picture-perfect island in Maine, this sparkling summer debut offers listeners a universal fantasy: one glorious month away from it all.

On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children’s preschool bulletin board:

Hopewell Cottage
Little Lost Island, Maine.
Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island.
Springwater, blueberries, sea glass.

Neither can afford it, but they are smitten—Lottie could use a break from her overbearing husband and Rose from her relentless twins. On impulse, they decide to take the place and attract two others to share the steep rent: Caroline Dester, an indie movie star who’s getting over a very public humiliation, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who’s recovering from heartbreaking loss. If it’s not a perfect quartet, surely it will be fine for a month in the country.

When they arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they’ve been leading. Change can’t be that hard, can it?

With a cast of endearingly imperfect characters and set against the beauty of a gorgeous New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates the beloved classic The Enchanted April in a novel of love and reawakening that is simply irresistible.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A charming, thoroughly engrossing novel that’s the next best thing to being there.”


  • “A heartwarming read…bring[s] one back to the languorous days of long ago endless summers.”

    New York Journal of Books

  • Sierra Boggess seems entirely too happy narrating this quirky, smart updated version of The Enchanted April…The material is so good and her narration so enthusiastic that the overall listening experience is enjoyable.”


  • “A charming and witty update…Enchanted August reminds us that sometimes it just takes a change of scenery to reveal that love is right in front of us.”


  • “Exceedingly likable…A thoroughly pleasant summer read as breezy as the island itself.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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