The Moveable Feast features literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants on Fridays, 11 am - 1 pm, $30 each with a $5 cash rebate if the featured book is purchased. Email or call 843-235-9600 for more information. Click here to register online!
Friday 03/31/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Citizen-Scholar: Essays in Honor of Walter Edgar) at Pine Lakes Country Club
"Citizen-Scholar" comprises essays written in honor of Walter Edgar, South Carolina's preeminent historian and founding director of the University of South Carolina (USC) Institute for Southern Studies. In the opening overview of Edgar's impressive academic career, editor Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr., discusses Edgar's role as the Palmetto State's omnipresent public historian, radio program host, author of the landmark "South Carolina: A History," and editor of "The South Carolina Encyclopedia." The former George Washington Distinguished Professor of History, Claude Henry Neuffer Chair of Southern Studies, and Louise Fry Scudder Professor, Edgar has been recognized with inductions into the South Carolina Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Higher Education Hall of Fame and has received the South Carolina Order of the Palmetto and the South Carolina Governor's Award in the Humanities.
Friday 04/07/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Border Child) at Carefree Catering
For Héctor and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States – now they must try to get her back. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone, the award-winning author of "The Iguana Tree," delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart.
Tuesday 04/11/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Carolina Belle) at Ocean One, Litchfield
Belle McKenzie is obsessed with finding the best apple anyone ever bit into, and determined to rekindle the love this obsession has nearly destroyed. Rich in emotion and driven by suspense, this tale reveals the bold, resourceful character needed for a clan to survive for five generations in the precarious business of apple growing in the North Carolina Mountains. Woven throughout this story is the fascinating history of the American apple that started when countless settlers planted seeds all over a country that had no apple trees, kicking off one of the biggest evolutionary experiments this nation has ever seen.
Friday 04/14/2017 at 11:00 AM
(The Night the Lights Went Out) at 21 Main, North Beach Resort (change of venue!)
From the New York Times bestselling author of "Flight Patterns" comes a stunning new women's fiction novel about a young single mother who discovers that there's no such thing as the perfect neighbor, and that finding out who your true friends are is the most important lesson of all.
Tuesday 04/18/2017 at 11:00 AM
Patricia Falvey - FULL!
(The Girls of Ennismore) at Sea View Inn
Irish-born Falvey shares her third novel which depicts the intertwining lives of a family of Anglo-Irish gentry and their servants at a time in Irish history when the aristocracy are under threat both from growing economic hardship and incipient nationalist rebellion. It juxtaposes the gentry's sense of entitlement against the servants' not so guarded resentment of their employers whose ownership of Irish lands was achieved by conquest. The contrast of the natural wit, passion and mercurial charm of the native Irish with the formal, restrained behaviors of the gentry, makes for a natural conflict that offers both drama and humor.
Friday 04/21/2017 at 11:00 AM
(The Thing About Love) at Inlet Affairs
The New York Times bestselling author of "Suddenly One Summer" blows the covers of two FBI agents who can't hide who they are from each other. FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army Ranger clashed during their training at Quantico and gladly went their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to be assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.
Friday 04/28/2017 at 11:00 AM
Kristy Woodson Harvey
(Slightly South of Simple) at Myrtle Beach Marriott, Grande Dunes
April 28 ~ Kristy Woodson Harvey (Slightly South of Simple) at Myrtle Beach Marriott, Grande Dunes, $30 From the next "major voice in Southern fiction" (New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand) comes the first in an all-new series chronicling the journeys of three sisters and their mother – and a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.
Friday 05/05/2017 at 11:00 AM
(One Good Thing) at Pawleys Plantation
USA Today bestselling author brings us the fifth in the Ten Beach Road series, a story of four women trying to rebuild more than their lives… Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, "Do Over," Maddie, Avery, Nikki and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships. Maddie must face the realities of dating a rock star once again topping the charts and deal with her hapless ex-husband, while Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a tiny cottage into a home for the newly impoverished heiress who helped bankroll their last renovation. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki can't quite believe love can last, or trust in her own maternal instinct. And Kyra, who has secretly put Bella Flora at risk in an attempt to salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a desperately needed bail out from her son's famous father that comes with far too many strings attached… But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other – and their dreams – from crumbling.
Friday 05/12/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Sweetbitter) at Ocean One, Litchfield
Shot from a mundane, provincial past, Tess comes to New York in the stifling summer of 2006. Alone, knowing no one, living in a rented room in Williamsburg, she manages to land a job as a "backwaiter" at a celebrated downtown Manhattan restaurant. This begins the year we spend with Tess as she starts to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing, and privileged life she has chosen, as well as the remorseless and luminous city around her.
Monday 05/15/2017 at 5:00 PM
Dorothea Benton Frank
(Same Beach, Next Year) at Pawleys Plantation Oak Grille & Sawgrass Room
Join us for a pre-launch party (book release date is May 16!) at one of our favorite venues for wine and appetizers for a talk by one of our favorite authors to benefit one of her favorite causes, The Family Justice Center in Georgetown. New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank returns to her magical Lowcountry of South Carolina in a bewitching story of marriage, love, family, and friendship that is infused with her warm and engaging earthy humor and generous heart. One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston's most stunning barrier islands, brings former sweethearts, Adam Stanley and Eve Landers together again. Their respective spouses, Eliza and Carl, fight sparks of jealousy flaring from their imagined rekindling of old flames. As Adam and Eve get caught up on their lives, their partners strike up a deep friendship – and flirt with an unexpected attraction – of their own. Year after year, Adam, Eliza, Eve, and Carl eagerly await their reunion at Wild Dunes, a condominium complex at the island's tip end, where they grow closer with each passing day, building a friendship that will withstand financial catastrophe, family tragedy, and devastating heartbreak. A dazzling celebration of the infrangible power of friendship, the enduring promise of summer, and the indelible bonds of love. This event is $60 and includes the book, the opportunity to chat with Dottie while sipping wine and nibbling tasty appetizers, and a donation to the center for abused women and children.
Friday 05/19/2017 at 11:00 AM
Mary Kay Andrews
(The Beach House Cookbook) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
You do not have to own a beach house to cook like you're at the beach. You don't actually even have to be at the beach. The recipe for beach house cooking, according to Mary Kay, is nothing more than easy, accessible, fresh, tasty dishes. Long on taste and enjoyment, short on stress or mess. "The Beach House Cookbook" is filled with recipes that have become her family's traditions, including some new concepts (Frozen Key Lime Bars, Mr. Beachy Ceviche, and Quickles, her grandma's Quick Pickles). You can be assured of a few belly laughs along the way preparing and filling all those summer tummies!
Friday 05/26/2017 at 11:00 AM
(The Book of Summer) at Inlet Affairs
This bestselling author, who has transported us to Paris with "The Paris Apartment" and "I’ll See You in Paris," now turns her generation-jumping eye on Nantucket where physician Bess Codman has returned to her family's compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she's purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. "The Book of Summer" unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother's words in ways she never contemplated.
Friday 06/02/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Red Line) at Hot Fish Club
WWIII explodes in this electrifying debut military thriller in the tradition of "Red Storm Rising" and "The Third World War." A resurgent Russian Empire launches a deadly armored thrust into the heart of Germany, and WWIII explodes. With a powerful blizzard providing cover, Russian tanks thunder down the autobahns while undercover Spetsnaz teams strike at vulnerable command points. Standing against them are the woefully undermanned American forces. What they lack in numbers they make up for in superior weapons and training. But before the sun rises they are on the run across a smoking battlefield crowded with corpses. Any slim hope for victory rests with one unlikely hero. Army Staff Sergeant George O'Neill, a communications specialist, may be able to reestablish links that have been severed by hostile forces, but that will take time. While he works, it's up to hundreds of individual American soldiers to hold back the enemy flood.
Friday 06/09/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Before We Were Yours) at Pawleys Plantation
From the 1920s through 1950, thousands of children of single mothers and poverty-stricken parents were taken away – sometimes even quietly whisked off front porches or from hospital maternity wards – by the Tennessee Children's Home Society and its Memphis branch director, Georgia Tann. While heartbroken birth mothers searched for their stolen sons and daughters, the children were often kept in unlicensed boarding facilities and given new names and histories before being transported around the country to adoptive parents who could afford to pay. "Before We Were Yours" tells the stories of the children, through twelve-year-old Rill Foss, stolen from her family's Mississippi River shanty boat with her four young siblings and held in an orphan house where uncertainty and danger wait around every corner. For admirers of "Orphan Train" and "The Nightingale," Wingate adds a brilliantly fictionalized life to one of America's most notorious scandals.
Friday 06/16/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Grief Cottage) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
The haunting tale of a desolate cottage, and the hair-thin junction between this life and the next, from three-time National Book Award finalist and the bestselling author of more than a dozen critically acclaimed books, including "Publishing," a memoir, and the novels "Flora," "Father Melancholy's Daughter," and "Evensong." Literary icon Gail Godwin turns her keen observation on eleven-year-old Marcus who, after his mother's death, is sent to live on a small South Carolina island with his great aunt, a reclusive painter with a haunted past. Aunt Charlotte, otherwise a woman of few words, points out a ruined cottage, telling Marcus she had visited it regularly after she'd moved there thirty years ago because it matched the ruin of her own life...
Friday 06/23/2017 at 11:00 AM
Mary Alice Monroe
(Beach House for Rent) at Litchfield Country Club
Fifty-year-old Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to twenty-five-year old Heather Fordham for the entire summer. An artist by trade who's given a special commission to paint birds on postage stamps, anxiety-prone Heather would prefer to stay indoors with her beloved melee of pet birds. But once at the beach, the shore birds – and a man who rescues them – lure her outside and just might show her what she's been missing out on. Simultaneously, as the summer progresses, Cara's life reels with sudden tragedy. She wants only to return home to the beach house where once she'd felt safe, but Heather refuses to budge from her newfound sanctuary. So begins the unlikeliest of rooming situations between two strangers forced to live together and support each other as they navigate the next chapter of their lives. As everything around the ladies is coming apart, they learn that the only thing they can really rely on is each other. And, like the migrating shorebirds that come to the island for the summer, these two women of different generations must rediscover their common bonds and unique strengths so at summer's end they, too, can take flight.
Friday 06/30/2017 at 11:00 AM
(Lowcountry Bonfire) at Inlet Affairs
Friday 07/07/2017 at 11:00 AM
(The Ultimatum) at Pawleys Plantation
The first thriller in the "Guardian" series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, perfect for fans of Karen Rose and Sandra Brown. Bianca St. Ives is smart, talented and beautiful. She's also a high-end thief, a master manipulator, a card shark, and a genius of disguise. A femme fatale Robin Hood running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole and giving it back to those who should rightfully have it. Her father has prepared her well to carry on the family business, and now the prodigy has surpassed the master. But her latest mission didn't go to plan – millions of dollars and top secret government documents went missing, and her father was supposedly killed. But not everyone believes in his death, including the US government. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives – a high-value target who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world – even if it means using Bianca as bait.
Friday 07/14/2017 at 11:00 AM
Patti Callahan Henry
(The Bookshop at Water's End) at Kimbel's, Wachesaw
From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of "The Idea of Love" and "Driftwood Summer" comes a story about women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town that harbors secrets as lush as the marshes surrounding it ... Where a tidal river meets the ocean sits the house that shaped Bonny Blankenship's most treasured memories – of the summers spent with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Known as the Summer Sisters, they read, swam and wished for happy-ever-afters amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss. . . until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey's mother disappeared. Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long-ago loves return like the tide.