BSB: Jenn Bouchard (First Course) Author Signing

Bank Square Books presents an author signing with Jenn Bouchard for the release of her new book First Course. 

About the Book

"The food and the characters are equally scrumptious in First Course—a delicious debut from Jenn Bouchard."  –Emily Belden, author of HOT MESS and HUSBAND MATERIAL

Second acts can be delicious.

When four life-altering catastrophes hit in just one day—including the loss of her parents in a tragic plane crash—twenty-four-year-old Janie Whitman retreats to her family’s summer house in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Here she tries to provide stability for her older sister Alyssa and two young nieces by cooking them amazing food.

Through a mix-up with the alumni office at her parents’ alma mater, Janie meets a young high school guidance counselor named Rocky at a volunteer event, and their fast-tracked romance helps Janie to see possibilities beyond the life she had known just a few weeks prior. But with her ex-boyfriend (and former boss) making overtures beyond her wildest dreams, as well as Alyssa’s estranged husband willing to do whatever it takes to win her back, the Whitman sisters are faced with big decisions.

Despite the obstacles in their way, when Janie and Alyssa are tasked with establishing a lasting memorial for their parents, they just might find the second acts they are seeking.

About Jenn Bouchard

Jenn Bouchard has been teaching high school social studies for twenty-one years. She is an avid cook, volunteer for good causes, and devoted Red Sox fan. A graduate of Bates College and Tufts University, she lives in the Boston suburbs with her husband and two children. Visit her website at and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JennBouchardBOS.

First Course By Jenn Bouchard Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952816499
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
(This book cannot be returned)
Published: Touchpoint Press - May 20th, 2021

2022 Eric Hoffer Award - Short List for Grand Prize
2022 Eric Hoffer Award - Finalist in First Horizon Award (for debut authors)
2022 Book Excellence Award - Finalist in Chick Lit

2021 NYC Big Book Awards (Distinguished Favorite, Contemporary Novel)
2021 Paris Book Festival (Honorable Mention, General Fiction)

Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT 06355