Lewes Library to host Book Launch for Marisa de los Santos’ “Watch Us Shine”

Marisa de los Santos
Marisa de los Santos

New York Times bestselling author Marisa de los Santos will debut her new book “Watch Us Shine” on Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 PM at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue in Lewes, at a special launch party hosted by the library and Browseabout Books. The event will also be streamed live online via Zoom.

De los Santos will participate in a book discussion with author Ethan Joella, followed by a book signing. Books may be pre-ordered from Browseabout Books online, in-person, or by calling the store at 302-226-2665. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

In “Watch Us Shine,” de los Santos returns to the world of her beloved, bestselling novels “Love Walked In” and “Belong to Me.” The enthralling tale of sisterhood, sacrifice, and enduring love finds Cornelia Brown reeling from a terrifying act of violence when she gets word that her mother has been badly injured in an accident.

With the help of her prickly sister, Ollie, Cornelia embarks on a mission to piece together the lost years of their mother’s life. As the sisters uncover truths about their mother’s past—some beautiful, some ugly, some tragic—Cornelia herself begins to heal, to forgive herself, and to find her way back home.

Watch Us Shine book cover June 2023
Watch Us Shine book cover June 2023

Registration is required. At registration, participants will be asked to select virtual or in-person attendance.

Visit tinyurl.com/zoomwithauthors or lewes.lib.de.us to sign up. Marisa de los Santos is a bestselling author and award-winning poet with a PhD in literature and creative writing. She lives in Wilmington with her family.

Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at the University of Delaware and is the author of “A Quiet Life” and “A Little Hope.”

He and his family reside in Rehoboth Beach. The Lewes Public Library anticipates the needs of the community and adapts, creates and supports classes and programs for all ages that encourage a love of reading, exploration and discovery.

It provides access for a wide variety of educational, informational and recreational materials to all members of the community through traditional resources and emerging technologies.

For additional information, visit lewes.lib.de.usBrowseabout Books is an independent bookstore located in Rehoboth Beach known not only for books, but also a fantastic selection of toys, stationery, and unique gifts. Founded by the Crane family in 1975, Browseabout has expanded and reinvented itself many times while evolving into one of the nation’s top independent bookstores.