Suzanne Simonetti’s debut novel in Cape May

The Sound of Wings - Suzanne Simonetti’s debut novel

Set in picturesque Cape May, New Jersey, Suzanne Simonetti’s moving debut novel, THE SOUND OF WINGS, weaves together the story of three women whose lives are upended, and then intertwine:

Goldie is seventy and weary: she’s struggling to keep her pottery studio and gift shop afloat; having trouble navigating her old Victorian home; and feels haunted by her deceased, cruel husband, Simon. Lately, her focus and vision are waning along with her cognition. She finds solace in her butterfly garden, a place full of largely magical memories, where every year she waits for the monarchs to arrive.

Krystal and her successful lawyer husband, Abe, recently built a sparkling harbor-front mansion, about which the town is abuzz. Krystal hopes her new life will provide friends and she will finally belong, but with a painful childhood and traumatic high school years, even her robust net worth is no match for her shrunken self-esteem.

Jocelyn has a book deadline that she’s too distracted to meet because a custody battle is looming with her son’s father and his seemingly new perfect family. Also, Jocelyn has just discovered a journal in the basement, written decades ago by her new husband’s dead mother. The journal is just the escape Jocelyn needs, until she learns a secret that her husband does not know about his past.

In THE SOUND OF WINGS, Simonetti gives readers a gripping, touching, and memorable portrait of women rising above painful pasts to seize present opportunities and of friendships that grow, despite differences, to sustain and inspire.

Join Suzanne for her virtual book launch at Browseabout Books on 5/12 at 5 pm. Learn more at

SUZANNE SIMONETTI grew up in the New York suburbs just outside of the city. After earning a BS in marketing, she spent several years writing press releases, until she left her corporate job to focus on her passion for crafting fiction. She lives on Cape May Harbor with her husband. When not on her paddle board or yoga mat, she can be found at the beach trailing the shoreline for seashells, scribbling in her notebook, and channeling dolphins for meaningful conversation. Find her online at

Photo Credit: Tina Giaimo of Spirit Catcher Photography