Waiting on Wednesday (47): The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

Posted December 7, 2016 by Jamie in Waiting on Wednesday // 1 Comment

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Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE by Stacey Lee!

Waiting on Wednesday (47): The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey LeeThe Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on December 27th 2016
ISBN: 0062428322
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Pages: 384
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An evocative novel about a teen aroma expert who uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love while protecting her own heart at all costs.

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

At once hopeful, funny, and romantic, Stacey Lee’s The Secret of a Heart Note is a richly evocative coming-of-age story that gives a fresh perspective on falling in love and finding one’s place in the world.

Why We’re Waiting On It

This sounds like it’ll combine our love of sweet contemporaries with a touch of magic, which we’re always up for! Dani has always had a fascination with the concept of love potions and, to get really philosophical and serious about it, whether they would be ethical. She’s interested to see how they work in this little story. Also, isn’t the title rather enchanting?

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