Book Signing with Wade Rouse (Viola Shipman)

Tuesday, November 9 with times from 6:30 - 8:15 PM

Meet Wade Rouse, writing as Viola Shipman, as he signs the new novel, The Secret of Snow.

-Your books must be pre-paid to reserve your spot. Call 269-982-1110 to pre-order.


-This is a sit and sign event. Wade will be speaking for a short time during each signing period.


-6:30-7:15 First group of 25, must leave by 7:15

-7:30-8:15 Second group of 25, must leave by 8:15


-20% off your in-store order that evening (not on the pre-order for The Secret of Snow). Other Viola Shipman books available. Buy extra copies for gifts and we'll wrap for the holidays.


-Masks and proof of vaccination will be required. Can't attend? Pre-order/prepay and get your book personalized and pick up at your convenience after the event.


-Pick up your book on the release date of October 26, or pick up that night.


From the USA Today bestselling author of The Summer Cottage

"A beautifully written story about second chances. Fans of women's fiction won't be able to put this down." --Publishers Weekly

The forecast is calling for a reluctant homecoming and regrettable decisions with a strong chance of romance...

When Sonny Dunes, a SoCal meteorologist whose job is all sunshine and seventy-two-degree days, is replaced by a virtual meteorologist that will never age, gain weight or renegotiate its contract, the only station willing to give the fifty-year-old another shot is the very place Sonny's been avoiding since the day she left for college--her northern Michigan hometown.

Sonny grudgingly returns to the long, cold, snowy winters of her childhood...with the added humiliation of moving back in with her mother. Not quite an outsider but no longer a local, Sonny finds her past blindsiding her everywhere: from the high school friends she ghosted, to the former journalism classmate and mortal frenemy who's now her boss, to, most keenly, the death years ago of her younger sister, who loved the snow.

To distract herself from the memories she's spent her life trying to outrun, Sonny throws herself headfirst into covering every small-town winter event to woo a new audience, made more bearable by a handsome widower with optimism to spare. But with someone trying to undermine her efforts to rebuild her career, Sonny must make peace with who she used to be and allow her heart to thaw if she's ever going to find a place she can truly call home.



Event date: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
312 State Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085



WHY? The supply chain is even more disrupted than last year.

Demand for books is high, supply shortages are expected, shipping times will be longer.

Don't worry, shop early! Our store is full with gift ideas for everyone!

We are here to help you with...

-Free gift wrapping.

-Book and gift recommendations

-Contact-Free Shopping: Order and pay over the phone and pick up in our entryway.

-Online shopping: Your order ships directly to any U.S. address.

-Gift Certificates (We will mail too!)



Tuesday, November 9, with times from 6:30 - 8:15

Wade Rouse returns to Forever Books in November to sign his new novel, The Secret of Snow!

Click here for details on how to pre-order The Secret of Snow and reserve your spot to see Wade!




Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Meet local children's author, Kelly J. Baptist, as she signs her new intermediate novel, The Swag is in the Socks









Masks must be worn in store by those who are unvaccinated to protect our younger customers.











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