Patti Callahan Henry's new book Coming Up for Air has just released.
From the publisher St.Martin's Griffin:
"Ellie Calvin is caught in a dying marriage, and she knows this. With her beloved daughter away at college and a growing gap between her and her husband, she doesn’t quite seem to fit into her own life. But everything changes when her controlling mother, Lillian, passes away. Ellie sees her ex-boyfriend, Hutch, at the funeral, and learns that he is in charge of a documentary that involved Lillian before her death – and he wants answers to questions that Ellie’s not sure she can face.
As Ellie and Hutch start digging into Lillian’s history, and speaking for the first time in years, Ellie’s closed heart slowly begins to open. Using both a hidden diary that Ellie found in her mother’s things, and a trip to the Summer House, a mysterious and seductive bayside home, they gamble that they can work together and not fall in love again. But in piecing together a decades-old unrequited-love story, they just might uncover the secrets in their own hearts…"
But here's the neat thing........Author Patti Callahan Henry has a new book app - WILDFLOWER WISHES based on the book. "It is the first book app ever to be created through the inspiration of one scene from a novel, rather than encompassing the entire novel itself or focusing on the author.
Inspired by a gorgeous garden scene, the Wildflower Wishes App is a greeting app created by the design team at Chronicle LLC. The free app comes with five wildflower icons that hold a special meaning (I'm sorry; I love you; Good luck.) Additional wildflowers can be purchased for $0.99 – and all can be sent to email, other WW friends or Facebook along with a heartfelt personal message – with just the click of a finger. It is a gentle and simple gesture that can be shared to celebrate graduation, birthdays, anniversaries and more. The paperback edition of Coming Up for Air will feature the QR code for the Wildflower Wishes App on the cover."
Infinite Love – Bellflower
I Am Grateful – Bluebells
Sending Encouragement -- Black Eyed Susan
Thinking of You – Zinnia
A Mother's Love – Impatiens
Pure Loyal Love -- Daisy
Bond of Love -- Honeysuckle
Purple Hyacinth -- I am sorry; Please forgive me
Don't forget me -- Forget me not (at right)
I will never forget you – Everlasting
Sending Protection -- White Heather and many more.