Author Talks: Holidays in Love: Author Talk Adriana Mather and Emily Henry

Date and Time
Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 4 - 5 PM
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Event Details

This event will take place over Zoom.  Fall in love this holiday season as we discuss two things you'll need this month: holiday joy and romance! In collaboration with the New York Public Library, join New York Times bestselling author Adriana Mather as she discusses her latest and most heartwarming holiday romance, MOM COM, with #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

While it is not required to attend, you can get a copy of Adriana Mather and Emily Henry's books with your library card!

Advanced registration is required. The link to the virtual event will be sent one day in advance. Attendees must have a valid email address and a device with an Internet connection and audio and/or video capabilities. Public participation in the talk is optional.

Book Description:

Maddi DeLuca is coming home for the holidays with her nine-year-old son, only it's not the triumphant return she might have hoped for. She recently broke down on a reality TV baking show, letting the entire country know she feels like a colossal failure, and she can be certain her mother will remind her of all the ways she hasn't lived up to expectations over the years. Ten years ago, all Maddi dreamed of was running her father's beloved bakery in their tiny coastal town of Haverberry Cove, Massachusetts. Her best friend, Wilder Buenaventura, had his own dream--a life with Maddi. And for one brilliant moment when they were seventeen, those dreams collided. They baked together. They loved each other insatiably.

But like a fallen soufflé, their relationship imploded, taking their lifelong friendship with it. If she had her way, Maddi would have stayed in California, hiding her head in its beautiful white sands. But at her mother's request, she has returned to her hometown to help deal with an urgent matter concerning her father's will and his nostalgia-filled bakery. What Maddi doesn't know is that this issue also mysteriously involves the one person she's spent forever trying to forget--Wilder. Now she finds herself forced to make an impossible give up her father's bakery and her lifelong dream, or find a way to coexist with Wilder without murdering him with a cookie cutter.

Author Bios

Adriana Mather is the New York Times bestselling author of the How to Hang a Witch series and the Killing November series, with family roots that go back to Sleepy Hollow, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Titanic. Most recently, she has embraced her love of swoon with her newest novels Mom Com and The Breakup Artists. She’s also an actor and producer, and co-owns Zombot Pictures, a production company that makes feature films. 






Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read. She studied creative writing at Hope College, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @emilyhenrywrites.


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ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing