Authors in Conversation: Eliza Knight & Heather Webb

Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm


Join us as we welcome authors Eliza Knight and Heather Webb to Titcomb's Bookshop on Wednesday June 28th at 6:30pm. They will speak with us about their most recent books: Starring Adele Astaire by Eliza Knight (on sale June 6th) and Strangers in the Night by Heather Webb (on sale March 21st). 

The authors will be signing books after the conversation. If you are unable to join us in person, you can order a book to be signed by the authors by ordering below and writing "signed copy" in the order comments or by calling us at the shop at 508-888-2331. If you would like it personalized (NAME ONLY) please include the name in the order comments. 



USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight returns as she delves into the life of Adele Astaire, who served up smiles and love both on and off the stagewith and without her also famous brother Fred Astaire along with a determined young dancer with rags-to-riches dreams.

A spirited rising stage star

Adele Astaire was a glittering, glamorous star, dancing with her brother, Fred, endearing herself to audiences from New York to London. But although she is toasted by royalty and beloved by countless fans, Adele Astaire has dreams of a loving husband and a houseful of children. And when she meets Lord Charles Cavendish, her wishes may just come true—but at what cost?

 A determined young dancer 

Ever since Violet Wood could walk she’s wanted to dance on the London stage. Befriended by Adele, filled with ambition, she is more than willing to make the sacrifices it will take to becomes a star herself, and her rags-to-riches hopes are within reach. But the road to fame is never easy.

Two women with unquenchable spirit 

From the fast-paced world of roaring 20s New York to the horrors and sacrifice of wartime London, Adele's and Violet’s lives intertwine, and each must ask themselves is fame worth the price you must pay?


Eliza Knight is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author. Her love of history began as a young girl when she traipsed the halls of Versailles. She is known best for her novels, The Mayfair Bookshop, My Lady Viper, Prisoner of the Queen, and Ribbons of Scarlet. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society and Novelists, Inc., and the creator of the popular historical blog, History Undressed, a co-host on the History, Books and Wine podcast, and a co-host on the true crime podcast, Crime Feast. Knight lives in Maryland with her husband, three daughters, two dogs and a turtle.




It was the tumultuous romance that scandalized the world: Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner fought, loved, and lived life to the hilt. Now their unbridled story is brought vividly to life by Heather Webb, the bestselling author of Meet Me in Monaco and The Next Ship Home.

In the golden age of Hollywood, two of the brightest stars would define—and defy—an era…

She was the small-town southern beauty transformed into a Hollywood love goddess. He was the legendary crooner whose voice transfixed the world. They were Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra. Separately they were irresistible; together they were an explosive combination.

Ava’s star is rising just as Frank’s career—and public image as a family man—is taking a hit. Gone are the days of the screaming bobbysoxers and chart-topping hits. Ava, however, finds herself gracing the front page of every tabloid in America. Jealousy and cheating abound, and when the two succumb to their temperaments and their vices, their happiness is threatened at every turn.

As the pair ride the rollercoaster of success and failure, passion and anger, they both wonder if the next turn will be the end of their careers, and most devastating of all—the end of all they’ve shared.

A captivating novel with a star-studded cast spanning continents and decades, Strangers in the Night brings to life the most riveting love story of the twentieth century.


Heather Webb is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of Rodin’s Lover, Becoming Josephine, and The Next Ship Home, as well as Last Christmas in Paris and Meet Me in Monaco (co-written with Hazel Gaynor), both of which were award finalists and winners. Heather’s works have been translated into seventeen languages. She lives in New England with her family, a mischievous kitten, and one feisty rabbit.

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Titcomb's Bookshop
432 Route 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Starring Adele Astaire: A Novel By Eliza Knight Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063209206
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 6th, 2023

Strangers in the Night: A Novel of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner By Heather Webb Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063004184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 21st, 2023