Groundswell (Paperback)

By Katie Lee

Gallery Books, 9781451688108, 224pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

List Price: 16.00*
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The author of The Comfort Table cookbook series makes her fiction debut with a compelling novel in the tradition of Gigi Levangie Grazer about a young woman recovering from divorce who finds healing--and love--through surfing.

A butterfly flaps its win gs in New Y ork City . . . and a groundswell forms in Mexico.

Sometimes the biggest ripples come from the smallest events. Like the day that novice PA Emma Guthrie walks into world-famous movie star Garrett Walker's trailer. When she walks out, she's on her way to becoming Mrs. Emma Walker, trading her jeans and flip-flops for closets full of Chanel and the start of a successful screenwriting career. But when an incriminating text message throws her marriage into question, Emma flees New York City for a sleepy coastal town in Mexico. Here, she meets gorgeous, California-born Ben, who teaches her about the healing powers of surfing, shows her the joys of the simple life, and opens her up to the possibility of love. An irresistible insider's glimpse into a glittering world, Katie Lee's debut novel is a captivating story about how losing everything you thought you wanted can be the first step to finding what you need.

About the Author

Katie Lee is the food and lifestyle contributor for The Early Show and has appeared on Oprah, CBS Sunday Morning, The Rachael Ray Show, The Nate Berkus Show, and Iron Chef America. She writes a regular column for Cosmopolitan and has been featured in People, Vanity Fair, Food and Wine, Town & Country, and InStyle. She is the author of The Comfort Table cookbooks. She lives in the Hamptons.

Praise For Groundswell

"Groundswell will sweep you up into a world of wealth, gossip, and glamour, as seen through the eyes of a rags-to-riches heroine who marries a movie star, only to find herself betrayed. But at its heart this novel is about the strength of friendship, the importance of knowing your true self, and the possibility of starting over. A totally addictive summer read."

J. Courtney Sullivan, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Commencement and Maine

“If you liked Eat, Pray, Love, then read Groundswell.”

—US Weekly (Essential Summer Read selection)

“You’ll want to dive into this first novel by Katie Lee…. It’s a sexy combination of juicy, off-the-red-carpet dish, a hunky surf instructor (but of course!), and miles of unspoiled beach.”

—Coastal Living (Beach Book Club Pick)

“It's the perfect accessory for summer—a really enjoyable read.”


“Just like in her cookbooks, Lee has come up with the recipe for a great summer read.”

—Star (Pick of the Week)