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Author: Brenda Bowen Narrator: Sierra Boggess Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780698402997
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A sparkling summer debut of love and reawakening that transports the classic The Enchanted April to a picture-perfect island in Maine

It’s a rainy summer in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when two unhappily married women, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot, spot a tattered ad on their children’s preschool bulletin board:

Hopewell Cottage

Little Lost Island, Maine.

Old pretty cottage to rent

Spring water, blueberries, sea glass.


Neither can afford it, but they are smitten. To share expenses, they find two companions: Caroline Dester, the exquisite darling of the independent movie scene, and elderly Beverly Fisher, who is recovering from heartbreaking loss. Transformed by the refreshing summer breezes, steamed lobsters, and cocktail hours on the wrap-around porch, the unlikely quartet gradually begin to open up to one another, and ultimately rediscover their capacity to love and be loved.

With a cast of quirky and endearing characters set against the beauty of an idyllic New England summer, Enchanted August brilliantly updates a beloved classic and offers readers a universal fantasy: one glorious summer month away from it all. Download and start listening now!


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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About the Author

Brenda Bowen is a literary agent and children’s book author. She lives in New York, and Enchanted August is her adult debut. She spends as much of her summer as she can on an island much like Little Lost Island in Maine

About the Narrator

Sierra Boggess is a theater actress and singer who made her Broadway debut in The Little Mermaid before returning as an opera student in Master Class. She has played Andrew Lloyd Webber’s heroine Christine Daae in the Las Vegas and Broadway productions of The Phantom of the Opera and in the West End premiere of the hit musical’s sequel, Love Never Dies.