A Novel by Katie Lee

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The author of The Comfort Table cookbook series makes her fiction debut with a compelling novel in the tradition of Gigi Levangie Grazer about a young woman recovering from divorce who finds healing—and love—through surfing.

A butterfly flaps its wings in New York City... and a groundswell forms in Mexico. 

Sometimes the biggest ripples come from the smallest events. Like the day that novice PA Emma Guthrie walks into world-famous movie star Garrett Walker’s trailer. When she walks out, she’s on her way to becoming Mrs. Emma Walker, trading her jeans and flip-flops for closets full of Chanel and the start of a successful screenwriting career. But when an incriminating text message throws her marriage into question, Emma flees New York City for a sleepy coastal town in Mexico. Here, she meets gorgeous, California-born Ben, who teaches her about the healing powers of surfing, shows her the joys of the simple life, and opens her up to the possibility of love. An irresistible insider’s glimpse into a glittering world, Katie Lee’s debut novel is a captivating story about how losing everything you thought you wanted can be the first step to finding what you need.

Praise for Groundswell

Just like in her cookbooks, Lee has come up with the recipe for a great summer read.
— Stay, Pick of the Week
A refreshingly honest portrait of [...] one woman’s journey from new love to wrenching heartbreak and back again.
— Holly Peterson
Groundswell deftly combines elements of healing, friendship, and love.
— Publishers Weekly
Groundswell is the must-have accessory for this summer’s beach bag!
— Jen Lancaster