Happy Book Birthday - The Way Back!

February 1 marks the official release date of The Way Back, the eighth book in Abbie Williams’ amazing romantic, endearing and simply awesome series, The Shore Leave Cafe.

The series has explored this wonderful family of women who reside by the shores of a Minnesota lake and in these last few books of the series, takes a darker and somewhat paranormal turn.

Ruthann Gordon has disappeared.

Swept away by powerful circumstances beyond her control, Ruthann awakens in a place far removed from what she has ever known. Terrified and alone, fate guides her path to people she is certain she has never met, but somehow knows.

Marshall Rawley has also vanished from his hometown of Jalesville, Montana, and there has been no word for months. Trapped in the wild and dangerous past, Ruthann discovers truths she never imagined – and begins to understand her role in saving not only her family, but the family of the man she loves more than her own life.

You can start the series from the beginning in
print, ebook or audio or pick it up with Until Tomorrow by requesting it over at NetGalley where we’ll keep it up for a few more weeks.


News & Reviews

  • Five Hundred Poor is the type of book we need more of. Full of unflinchingly honest stories that are, at times, shocking brutal and surprisingly tender, this is a living, breathing portrait of the world we live in. No gimmicks. No grandstanding. Just an honest glimpse at how the other half lives and how the other half dies that should inspire us to try harder." —Jared Yates Sexton, author of The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage
  • In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills: “In this intensely beautiful debut, she shows that it’s indeed the women who hold up half the sky.” — Library Journal
  • Honeybee: "With gut truths and gin-clear imagery, Trista Mateer reminds us of all those places left unexplored by language. The wonders and especially the heartbreaks of love occupy much of her attention, and also best demonstrate her uncanny ability to chart new ground." — Foreword Reviews
  • From Ant to Eagle is selected as an OLA Best Bet for 2017
  • In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills: "This debut novel is a good choice for those seeking tales of hope after adversity, and it may prove popular with book clubs." — Booklist
  • In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills "Each heartrending detail is revealed with perfect timing, the expert pacing of the story escalating at every turn. It is both a suspenseful and an emotionally graceful novel..." Foreword Reviews
  • In The Shadow of 10,000 Hills named one of the best debut novels coming in 2018 - Bustle
  • "Until Tomorrow, the seventh book in the Shore Leave Café series, is an enchanting contemporary romance that boasts a plethora of sweeping backgrounds, from Minnesota to Montana, though none can compete with the wilderness of the characters’ own hearts." — Foreword Reviews
  • "Debut author Alex Lyttle has crafted a powerful and heartbreaking novel about life, death and brotherly love." Canadian Children's Book News
  • Spring 2018 Catalog Available

Events & Appearances

  • Jennifer Haupt: Book Launch at Elliott Bay Books, April 6, 2018 7-9pm
  • Iain S. Thomas at Indigo Metrotown - May 15 7pm
  • Trista Mateer and Iain S. Thomas at Indigo Yonge & Eglinton - May 26 at 7pm
  • Jennifer Haupt National Tour - Click for Details


Twitter Facebook Instagram Blog