Book lovers and fans of New York Times best-selling author Lee Woodruff will have an exclusive opportunity to meet and discuss literary topics with her in an intimate two-day book retreat at The Somerset on Grace Bay, a five-star resort on Turks and Caicos.
Lee, a contributing reporter to CBS’ “This Morning,” gained acclaim as co-author of the best-selling book “In an Instant, A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing” (Random House, 2008), a compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing together on national television and radio since the February 2007 publication of their book,the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury. The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which the couple founded, has raised more than $20 million to-date to assist wounded service members and their families.
“Those We Love Most” (Voice, 2012), is Lee’s first novel (which is a New York Times best-seller) and follows another best-selling book she penned, “Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress” (Random House, 2010).
During the retreat, which will take place from May 12-13, book lovers will enjoy the intimate, serene setting to read and engage in discussions with the famous author. Woodruff will discuss her latest book (“Those We Love Most”), which recently won the Washington Irving Book Award for fiction. She will also lead participants through personal discussions about various literary topics. Participants will attend a meet and greet cocktail reception and dinner with Woodruff, in addition to two discussion sessions with the author and a Beach BBQ on the final evening. Daily Continental breakfast is also included.
When not in discussions, participants can get lost in a good book on a lounge chair on the white sand beach, by the picturesque infinity pool or on the private villa terraces. Beyond the book pages, guests may enjoy complimentary snorkeling and kayaks, fitness center and steam room, croquet, and bicycles to explore the shops of Grace Bay.
The two-day retreat is just $299 per person (not including acommodations), including taxes and gratuities. It is available as an add-on to any villa, and may be combined with other offers and specials. Luxury villa accommodations, which range in size from one to five bedrooms, are ideal for guests traveling with friends, family or book club.
Located on the world-famous Turks and Caicos beach, The Somerset on Grace Bay is an intimate luxury resort where couples and families alike enjoy treasured times together. The resort features 53 luxurious villas and suites ranging from 1,400 to 5,300 sq. ft., as well as two restaurants and bars, two freshwater pools, fitness center, in-suite spa services, a range of activities on land and sea, complimentary Caicos Kids Club, and concierge services.
For reservations or more information, please call toll-free (877) 887-5722 or speak to a travel agent. For more information, visit www.thesomerset.com.
Carrie Coolidge is a Pursuitist contributor based in Manhattan. From 2009 to 2011, Carrie served as Co-Editor of Luxist, the luxury lifestyle website at AOL where she ran the Luxist Awards, a program that honored the very best in fine living. From 1996 to 2009, Carrie was a Staff Writer at Forbes magazine, where she covered real estate, personal finance and the insurance industry, among other areas. Carrie is also the author of six books, including "The Business of America is Business". Follow her on Twitter: @carriecoolidge