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Nora Goes Off Script

Annabel Monaghan



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Hodder & Stoughton
14 June 2022
Nora's life is about to get a rewrite . . .

Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it's her job. But when her too-good-to-work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage's collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it's picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne'er do well husband Nora's life will never be the same.

The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He'll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it's the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it's the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.

Filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, Nora Goes Off Script is the best kind of love story - the real kind where love is complicated by work, kids, and the emotional baggage that comes with life.

For Nora and Leo, this kind of love is bigger than the big screen.
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781399704410
ISBN 10:   1399704419
Pages:   272
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Annabel Monaghan is the author of two young adult novels: A Girl Named Digit, optioned by The Disney Channel, and its sequel Double Digit. She is also the author of 'Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?', a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that appeared in The Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. Nora Goes Off Script is her debut adult novel.

Reviews for Nora Goes Off Script

I loved this book with my whole heart. It's smart, fresh and romantic, full of humour and warmth. I didn't want to put it down * Beth O'Leary * Absolutely irresistible - funny, addictive and deliciously romantic, this is exactly the sort of book we all need right now * Rosie Walsh * I love Nora. I love her voice. I love the romance. I love the pacing. I love that she's a mum. I love it all . . . It's got the vibes of Beach Read by Emily Henry, with the escapist glamour of Hollywood. Absolutely nails the comedy, the romance, and the sparkle. My favourite read of this year, and soon to be yours! * Lizzy Dent * I absolutely loved this book. It is the perfect combination of heart, drama and humour. Totally delicious, and perfect for summer * Holly McCulloch * Magical . . . As much a beautiful story of female agency and empowerment, as it is a tantalising love story. The kind of book you want to savour, yet can't help whizzing through. It's a dream read * Heat * Nora and Leo are both believable, engaging protagonists who I rooted for from the start * Daily Mail * This sparkling rom-com is fresh, funny and will make your heart soar with the romance of it! * My Weekly * I really liked this book, with Annabel Monaghan managing to bring that feature film feeling to the page . . . the perfect book for those looking for a second chance at love and even those who just love to get swept up in a story * MyLondon * Funny and good-hearted - a romance for romantics, a blending of the real and the deliciously unreal * Linda Holmes * This perfectly-scripted love story left me feeling the way all the best romances do: filled with hope and the feeling that true love always wins * Jill Santopolo * Dreamy * The Handbook Magazine * Perfectly captures the apprehension and excitement of infatuation blended with life's complications * Washington Post * Irresistible . . . With pitch-perfect characters full of foibles and flaws, the work taps into genuine feelings as the characters fall in love. This is a winner * Publishers Weekly * A witty and poignant roller coaster that springs a delightful surprise * People * The perfect escape from reality * USA Today *

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