Laguna Beach Books welcomes local bestselling author Kaira Rouda on Sunday

On Sunday, Sept 8 at 4 p.m., Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome local author Kaira Rouda to the store. Kaira will be discussing and signing copies of her most recent book, The Favorite Daughter. There is no charge for this event. 

Rouda is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, national speaker, and internationally bestselling and award-winning author. A former magazine editor and society columnist, Rouda won the Stevie Award for Women in Business for creating the first female-focused residential real estate brand, Real Living, and growing the brand to more than 22 states before its sale to Berkashire Hathaway. 

Rouda’s first book, Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, led to a national speaking tour where she inspired thousands. Turning to a full-time writing career, her most recent works are Best Day Ever and The Favorite Daughter

The Favorite Daughter is another gripping novel of psychological suspense from Rouda set in an upscale Southern California community.

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Kaira Rouda joins Laguna Beach Books on Sunday, Sept 8 to discuss her recent book, “The Favorite Daughter”

The perfect home. The perfect family. The perfect lie. 

Jane Harris lives in a sparkling home in an oceanfront gated community in Orange County. It’s a place that seems too beautiful to be touched by sadness. But exactly one year ago, Jane’s oldest daughter, Mary, died in a tragic accident and Jane has been grief-stricken ever since. Lost in a haze of anti-depressants, she’s barely even left the house. Now that’s all about to change. 

It’s time for Jane to reclaim her life and her family. Jane’s husband, David, has planned a memorial service for Mary and three days later, their youngest daughter, Betsy, graduates high school. Yet as Jane reemerges into the world, it’s clear her family has changed without her. Her husband has been working long days – and nights – at the office. Her daughter seems distant, even secretive. And her beloved Mary was always such a good girl – dutiful and loving. But does someone know more about Mary, and about her last day, than they’ve revealed? 

The bonds between mothers and daughters, and husbands and wives should never be broken. But you never know how far someone will go to keep a family together.

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“The Favorite Daughter” is an action-packed thriller by Laguna local Kaira Rouda 

Rouda has received numerous awards for her community service, including the national Kiwanis Service to Mankind Award, among many others. She lives in Laguna Beach with her husband, Congressman Harley Rouda, and her four twenty-something children.

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