MaryKayAndrewsAuthor Mary Kay Andrews visits Nauvoo Grill Club in Fair Haven Thursday evening for a reading and signing event sponsored by River Road Books.

Save the Date. No, really, this is one that summer-reading aficionados are not going to want to miss, as this Thursday marks an encore appearance in Fair Haven by one of the most popular romance novelists in the English language — Georgia-based Mary Kay Andrews.

Known for her detail-intensive evocations of the modern South, the author of Savannah Blues, Summer Rental and many others visits Nauvoo Grill Club on Fair Haven Road for an event keyed to her latest work, Save the Date. As with the best-selling scribe’s previous Fair Haven appearance, it’s a presentation of River Road Books, whose nearby indie bookshop proved too intimate a setting for the author’s expected turnout.

Set in the society milieu of a successful wedding florist, Save the Date presents a protagonist whose proximity to countless epic weddings masks an inability to find true love in her own life. Throw in a missing bride, and you’ve got a page-turner that incorporates elements of the mysteries that the author once wrote under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck.

Admission to the 7 pm event ($30) includes light refreshments and a hardcover signing copy of the new book. RSVP to (732)747-9455 or riverroadbooks@verizon.net.

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