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Book Launch!

March 26, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tracey Garvis Graves | The Trail of Lost Hearts

@ Beaverdale Books

New York Times bestselling author Tracey Garvis Graves has tackled everything from forbidden love in On the Island to love on the spectrum in The Girl He Used to Know to post-divorce love in Heard it in a Love Song.

And now, in The Trail of Lost Hearts, she tells the “breathtaking and endlessly romantic” story of two lost souls who grow from strangers to lovers on an accidentally shared hiking trip. Thirty-four-year-old Wren Waters believes that if you pay attention, the universe will send you exactly what you need. But her worldview shatters when the universe delivers two life altering blows she didn’t see coming, and all she wants to do is put the whole heartbreaking mess behind her. No one is more surprised than Wren when she discovers that geocaching—the outdoor activity of using GPS to look for hidden objects—is the only thing getting her out of bed and out of her head. She decides that a weeklong solo quest geocaching in Oregon is exactly what she needs to take back control of her life.

Enter Marshall Hendricks, a psychologist searching for distraction as he struggles with a life altering blow of his own. Though Wren initially rebuffs Marshall’s attempt at hiker small talk, she’s beyond grateful when he rescues her from a horrifying encounter farther down the trail. In the interest of safety, Marshall suggests partnering up to look for additional caches. Wren’s no longer quite so trusting of the universe—or men in general—but her inner circle might argue that a smart, charismatic psychologist isn’t the worst thing the universe could place in her path. What begins as a platonic road trip gradually blossoms into something deeper, and the more Wren learns about Marshall, the more she wants to know. Now all she can do is hope that the universe gets it right this time.

PREORDER  On-sale March 26, 2024.

About the Author

Tracey Garvis Graves is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into twenty-nine languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, The Girl He Used to Know, and Heard it in a Love Song. She is hard at work on her next book.

Photo Credit: Ryan Towe



This event will be moderated by Kali White VanBaale, a Des Moines-area creative writing professor and award-winning author of novels, short stories, essays, and articles.




Praise for Heard it in a Love Song

“[A] classic friends-become-lovers story with characters you will find familiar – and can’t help rooting for.”—Real Simple “Graves has a sure hand with depicting the complexity of dating after divorce. This will please readers looking for a realistic spin on taking a second chance at love.”—Publishers Weekly

“[A] quiet, romantic novel that delves deeply into how relationships fall apart and how love can blossom again.”—Booklist “I cannot get enough of Tracey Garvis Graves. She just keeps getting better and better.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

“Tracey Garvis Graves’s Heard it in a Love Song is filled with so much warmth and so much hope, reading it feels like listening to your favorite song while curled up with someone you love. I’ll be thinking about these characters and their passion for life for a long time to come.” —Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of Everything After

“A warm, witty story with plenty of heart and characters that jump off the page, Heard it in a Love Song hits all the right notes.”—Meg Mitchell Moore, author of Two Truths and a Lie “A moving novel about the resilience of hope and love…Full of humor, warmth and depth. It’s pure magic on the page.”—Madeleine Henry, author of The Love Proof

“Two broken hearts take a chance on love. Tracey Garvis Graves’s Heard it in a Love Song captures Josh and Layla in the throes of letting in and letting go. Graves, with her knack for creating characters with heart and hope, tackles life’s most vulnerable moments leaving the reader feeling all the feels.”—Rochelle Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author

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