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Wendy Francis


Wendy Francis

Wendy Francis is the author of five novels: SUMMERTIME GUESTS, BEST BEHAVIOR, THE SUMMER SAIL, THE SUMMER OF GOOD INTENTIONS and THREE GOOD THINGS. She grew up in the Midwest and moved east for high school and college. After graduating from Harvard, she attended law school for a brief stint before realizing that she was more interested in rewriting cases than studying case law. She went on to work at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Da Capo Press for nearly 15 years as a book editor.

She wrote her first novel, THREE GOOD THINGS, when she was home with her infant son (now 12). Her articles have appeared in Good Housekeeping, The Washington Post, Redbook, Yahoo Parenting,, The Huffington Post and WBUR’s Cognoscenti, among others.

She currently lives outside Boston with her husband and son, where they’re trying to survive the pandemic without driving each other completely crazy. She is also a stepmom to two grown-up kids, who thankfully require no homeschooling.

Wendy Francis

Books by Wendy Francis

by Wendy Francis - Fiction, Women's Fiction

When someone falls tragically to her death at The Seafarer, a glamorous Boston hotel, the event ripples through the lives of four very different people. Bride-to-be Riley is at the hotel to plan her wedding. Her bossy mother-in-law has taken charge, and her fiancé hasn’t seemed to notice. Jean-Paul, the hotel’s manager, must devote all his energy to this latest scandal at work. Claire, recently widowed, comes to town to connect with a long-lost love, but has too much changed in the last 30 years? And then there’s Jason, whose romantic getaway with his girlfriend has not exactly gone the way he'd hoped. Over three sun-drenched days, as the truth about the woman who died --- and the secret she was hiding --- is uncovered, these four strangers become linked in the most unexpected of ways.