Greenville author Viveka Tolf Elworthy will celebrate the launch of her debut novel, Au Pair, about Swedish au pair Birgit Svenson and her new job with a Connecticut family, on Nov. 29th.
The launch party will take place at River Oaks Clubhouse (124 River Oaks Rd.) in Greer on Wednesday, November 29th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased online, from Fiction Addiction, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540. Fiction Addiction will be selling books on-site.
It’s the 1960s. The Vietnam War is in full swing and Lyndon Johnson is President of the United States. When Birgit Svenson, a young Swedish woman sees an advertisement for an au pair in America, she is sure it would be an exciting year-long adventure. She applies for the job and is hired by Brad and Lindsey Fillmore, a wealthy Connecticut couple with a precocious 11-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. Birgit and Elizabeth become close, but the young Swedish woman’s relationship with the young girl’s mother Lindsey, an exotic beauty and temperamental artist and painter, is rocky. Still, all goes smoothly until Elizabeth accidentally sees Birgit try on an expensive dress in Lindsey’s closet — one Birgit had wanted for herself but couldn’t afford. The dress, of course, fits the young au pair perfectly, and soon she is thinking of other things in the Fillmore household that might fit her as well…
Viveka Tolf Elworthy was born in southern Sweden on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Educated in Stockholm, she worked as a teacher before going abroad to Spain. When her contract there was up, she decided to give America a try — for a year (and yes, as an au pair) — and ended up staying for a lifetime. She fell in love with and married a widower with six children. They would add one more to the mix. In addition to her children, Viveka now has six grandchildren and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. Au Pair is her first novel.
If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author’s book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at [email protected].