by Kathy Lee Sumner

Captiva Island - A Novel

    Atlanta columnist and Buckhead resident Julia Parks is invited to the lush South Florida island of Captiva to interview and write the biography of renowned romance novelist and Georgia native Helen Van Buren. No one had ever been granted the opportunity to interview the 86-year-old recluse throughout her 21-book career, though fans remained curious why she abruptly stopped writing decades ago. Julia’s intrigue as to why she’s the chosen one sends her packing and on a plane headed South in a hurry—a brewing stew of secrets await her arrival... 

    Beneath the gingerbread roof of a cottage on South Florida’s Captiva Island, inside delicate pages of a decades-old manuscript, the truth longs to be set free...