Friends, it’s the middle of February and my heart feels like summer after finishing NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT (thank you Putnam books for my gifted copy). This book publishes June 7th and please just go ahead and preorder it (my affiliate links are shared at the bottom).
This book gives the feeling of the first green blades of grass popping up in your lawn after a long winter, the inner warmth filling your body as the end of the bitter cold days comes into view. The feeling of new hope and feeling like yourself again after hibernating for months on end. It made me want to put on a sundress and get up at the crack of dawn to watch the sunrise (but alas, it’s February and 30 degrees, so I won’t).
The most wonderful part of this book was the representation of second love and the magic of finding someone after your life has come to an unsuspecting halt. This story portrays the strength of a single mom who does everything for her kids and nothing for herself. An unexpected gentleman shows up and we get to watch a love grow that is the thing of fairytales.
This story explores single motherhood, new love, the difficulties of parenting, and so much more. Set in a small, Stars Hollow-esque town outside of New York City, you’ll want to pour yourself a glass of lemonade and drink in this story with a smile on your face. I cannot recommend this book enough, and hope that everyone out there looking for a closed door romance that’ll make your heart burst picks this one up.