Fiction at Literati: Jess Sinclair

Friday, October 13, 2023 - 6:30pm

We welcome author Jess Sinclair to read from her novel What We Could Have Been. 

In this richly imagined novel, perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah and Taylor Jenkins Reid, a terrible betrayal triggers a feud that casts its shadow over the fates of two families in a small Florida fishing community. When a hunt for the truth rekindles a forbidden alliance, these families must choose to unearth more deception or finally claim redemption.

About the Book: Bluebelle Shea and Enzo Castellari are hardly more than children when they fall in love, despite the objections of their families, who have been at war for years. They don't know the reason for the brutal rift, but nothing matters except the way they feel. Their hopeful plan for the future is shattered the night Blue's mother drowns--and her father is arrested for murder. Ten years later, fleeing a disastrous marriage, Blue returns home with her young son, Murphy. As she settles into the community once more, chance throws her together with Enzo, and she is startled by the rekindled attraction he stirs inside her. Drawn together time and again, Blue and Enzo try to untangle years of conflicting emotions and bittersweet memories. When a frightening crisis strikes, Enzo doesn't hesitate to come to Blue's aid. Resolved to put the past behind them, they fight to learn not only what really happened the night Blue's mother died, but the truth behind the destructive clash between their families. At its heart, What We Could Have Been explores the bonds between families, friends, and lovers, and poignantly illustrates the ways we can heal after betrayal. Suffused with detail and sentiment, this is a novel that will resonate with anyone who has ever fought for their own happy ending.

A Detroit native and mother of three, Jess Sinclair writes relatable women's fiction aimed at making readers laugh and cry, sometimes simultaneously. Jess is a daughter of two teachers who works as a nurse when not writing. She lives with her husband and best friend of thirty years and a menagerie of spoiled rescue dogs and cats.

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124 E. Washington
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
What We Could Have Been: A Novel By Jess Sinclair Cover Image
ISBN: 9781639104710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alcove Press - October 10th, 2023