What Is the Newport Ladies Book Club?

This 9-part series was co-written by four authors: Josi S. Kilpack, Heather B. Moore, Julie Wright, and Annette Lyon.

This is a parallel series, meaning that the books don’t follow the traditional series order. There are two parts to the series, followed by the final, closing volume. Books in each part was be read in any order, as they take place concurrently. You’ll see characters and parts of their stories show up in each of the others’ books—but you won’t know how their part of the story plays out without reading their volume.

You will see how different women’s assumptions of each other aren’t always accurate, and you’ll see how small things one person says or does can have an enormous impact on another person, often without the first one knowing about it.

Part I (October to February)
Olivia, by Julie Wright
Daisy, by Josi S. Kipack
Paige, by Annette Lyon
Athena, by Heather B. Moore

Part II (February to May)
Victoria’s Promise, by Julie Wright
Ruby’s Secret, by Heather B. Moore
Shannon’s Hope, by Josi S. Kilpack
Ilana’s Wish, by Annette Lyon

Tying the Knot, by Josi S. Kilpack, Annette Lyon, Heather B. Moore, and Julie Wright

The Newport Ladies Book Club is unique in that each title is written from the point of view of a different woman in the book club. The first 4 books (Olivia, Daisy, Paige, and Athena) cover the same time period and the same book club meetings. Only by reading all 4 books will you learn the whole story of each of the women and her full character journey.

Think of it as a parallel series, not as a forward-moving series.

My fellow Newport Ladies co-authors: Josi S. Kilpack, Julie Wright, and Heather B. Moore.

To learn more about the books, visit the series blog.


After a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband, Paige moves from Utah to California with her two little boys and vows to make a fresh start. She finds a job at a dental practice that helps her get back on her feet, but it’s the friends she makes at her new book club who help her realize how strong she is and who give her support to carry on as she faces the challenges of being a single mom. She also meets Derryl, a wonderful, kind, attentive man who treats her right — something her ex never did. Yet Paige struggles to figure out who she is as a woman rather than a wife, how to help her boys adjust to a broken home, and whether she can ever trust a man or love again. As Paige leans on the book club ladies and Derryl’s ever present care, one thing becomes clear: healing from the past requires more than a change of address.

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Ilana's Wish

On the surface, Ilana Goldstein leads an enviable life: a thriving career and a happy marriage to a handsome doctor. All that’s missing is a baby, an emptiness that will surely be filled with time . . . Then, in an instant, her life falls apart. Now, beneath Ilana’s once flawless exterior hides a dark secret that may destroy the woman who seemed to have it all. Following a rapid succession of crushing trials, Ilana turns to prescription medications to take the edge off her agony—both the ache of her body and the anguish of her soul. But when her desperation to dull the pain leads to the downward spiral of addiction, her friends in the Newport Ladies Book Club must do whatever it takes to save one of their own. Will Ilana’s devastating losses bring about her own self-destruction, or will the loving determination of friends and family lend her the strength to overcome?

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Tying the Knot

When Athena Di Jasper accepts dashing bookstore-owner Grey Ronning’s proposal for marriage and they sit down to work out the details of the wedding, they discover it’s a daunting task. Most of Athena’s family lives in Greece, so Athena and Grey decide there’s only one thing they can do: take a cruise and have a destination wedding in Athens—and with their trademark show of support, the women of the Newport Ladies Book Club are going international with them. The cruise turns out to be life changing for more than Athena and Grey. Aboard the ship, each book-club lady unfolds a new chapter of her life. In this final installment of the beloved Newport Ladies Book Club series, discover what’s in store for Athena, Ruby, Ilana, Olivia, Victoria, Daisy, Paige, and Shannon. From mending marriages to overcoming addictions, the women of this remarkable group meet their triumphs and tragedies as they always have: together.

Click here to read the first chapter and reader reviews.