In her heart, Nina Goldman knows that beauty is only skin deep. But as a teenager growing up in Akron, Ohio – with her larger-than-life father Artie, a colorblind carpet salesman and frustrated musician – the only thing Nina wishes for is…to be beautiful. Or at least normal. As if having such an eccentric dad wasn’t enough, Nina has another issue to face: the mirror. Born with a strawberry birthmark over her eye, Nina spends countless hours applying makeup and trying out ridiculous hairstyles designed to hide her eye. Convinced that her birthmark is the only reason she’s not popular and can’t find a boyfriend, Nina must find other ways to survive high school. With a string of crazy exploits that have her riding in dryers and appearing on TV, Nina proves she’ll do just about anything to fit in, and even more in the hope of finding love.

“…Park Avenue Summer is a delightful summer cocktail of a read!”

Kate Quinn New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
Kate Quinn

“Filled with wit, heart, and verve, Rosen’s novel dazzles and empowers. Simply wonderful!”

Chanel Cleeton Bestselling author of Next Year in Havana
Chanel Cleeton

“… a novel for our keeper shelves to read and re-read …”

Karen White New York Times bestselling author
Karen White

“…Rosen brings legendary magazine editrix Helen Gurley Brown back to life and captures a beloved bygone era…”

Jamie Brenner Bestselling author of The Forever Summer and The Husband Hour
Jamie Brenner

“…Rosen works her magic, transporting us to the offices of Helen Gurley Brown’s Cosmopolitan in 1960s New York, …”

Jennifer Robson  Internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France
Jennifer Robson

“… Park Avenue Summer is pure joy from cover to cover. I loved it.”

Hazel Gaynor New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home
Hazel Gaynor

“…Rosen brings Helen Gurley Brown to life … This novel perfectly captures the zeitgeist of 1965.”

Sally Koslow Author of Another Side of Paradise
Sally Koslow

“Renee Rosen combines meticulous research with a true affection for her characters…”

Elizabeth Letts #1 New York Times bestselling author
Elizabeth Letts

“Embrace your inner ‘Cosmo Girl’ and enjoy this fascinating tale.”

Pamela Klinger-Horn Excelsior Bay Books, Minnesota
Pamela Klinger-Horn

“Full of atmosphere, the novel explores the woman behind the legend…  I couldn’t put it down!”

Maxwell Gregory  Lake Forest Books, Illinois
Maxwell Gregory

“…an easy hand-sell addition to Renee’s collection of books. I am such a fan of her and her characters!”

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Mary O’Malley

“…Despite its 1960’s setting, Park Avenue Summer is also a modern story of the challenges independent, working women still face.”

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Stephanie Hochschild

“Rosen has written her sexiest book yet.”

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