MARIAH STEWART: The Last Chance Matinee

On Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30pm, The Doylestown Bookshop will be hosting a book signing with Mariah Stewart, author of The Last Chance Matinee! The Last Chance Matinee is the first novel in her all-new series The Hudson Sisters, following a trio of reluctant sisters in the aftermath of their father's passing who, as they set out to fulfill their father's dying wish discover the truth not only about their pasts, but about each other - and themselves - in a way that will forever alter their lives. Mariah is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels, including Driftwood Point and That Chesapeake Summer.
"The combination of a quirky small-town setting, a family mystery, a gentle romance, and three estranged sisters is catnip for women's-fiction fans, and the backdrop of the faded movie palace adds a fascinating element to the story. Stewart's lively warmhearted series starter will have readers eagerly awaiting the second installment." -Booklist
When celebrated and respected agent Fritz Hudson passes away, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake--and two separate families who never knew the other existed. Allie and Des Hudson are products of Fritz's first marriage to Honora, a beautiful but troubled starlet whose life ended in a tragic overdose. Meanwhile, Fritz was falling in love on the Delaware Bay with New Age hippie Susa Pratt--they had a daughter together, Cara, and while Fritz loved Susa with everything he had, he never quite managed to tell her or Cara about his West Coast family.
Now Fritz is gone, and the three sisters are brought together under strange circumstances: there's a large inheritance to be had that could save Allie from her ever-deepening debt following a disastrous divorce, allow Des to open a rescue shelter for abused and wounded animals, and give Cara a fresh start after her husband left her for her best friend--but only if the sisters upend their lives and work together to restore an old, decrepit theater that was Fritz's obsession growing up in his small hometown in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. Guided by Fritz's closest friend and longtime attorney, Pete Wheeler, the sisters come together--whether they like it or not--to turn their father's dream into a reality, and might just come away with far more than they bargained for.
About Mariah
Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of numerous novels and several novellas and short stories. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and two rambunctious rescue dogs amid the rolling hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she savors country life and tends her gardens while she works on her next novel. Visit her website at, like her on Facebook at, and follow her on Instagram @Mariah_Stewart_Books.


Event date: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
The Last Chance Matinee: A Book Club Recommendation! (Hudson Sisters #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501144905
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Published: Gallery Books - March 21st, 2017

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ISBN: 9780345538420
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 28th, 2014

That Chesapeake Summer (Chesapeake Diaries #9) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476792576
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Published: Pocket Books - June 23rd, 2015

Driftwood Point (Chesapeake Diaries #10) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476792590
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Published: Pocket Books - June 21st, 2016