Published by GP Putnam's Sons on March 1, 2022
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About By Any Other Name
BY ANY OTHER NAME by Lauren Kate is a sweet romance about self-discovery, loss, and the power of love.
As a child, Lainie lost her mom so when she discovered Noa Callaway’s books about love and relationships, she felt like she’d been given directions. Noa Callaway’s books had such a huge impact that Lainie switches from a medical career to being an editor at Noa Callaway’s publishing house. She’s thrilled when she strikes up an email correspondence with Noa, the elusive author that never does interviews, social media, or even an author photo on her books.
But now, Lainie’s boss isn’t coming back from maternity leave so it’s Lainie’s responsibility to get the six-month overdue manuscript from Noa – her promotion and the publisher’s bottom line are depending on her. When she’s given the opportunity to meet Noa face to face, she’s thrilled and hopes to help her idol overcome her writer’s block. But Noa has a secret identity that could bring everything crashing down.
My thoughts about By Any Other Name
This tender story deals with how loss shapes our lives and expectations. How love isn’t just a checklist of wants to be filled. How friendship means listening and wanting what’s best for the other person.
Lovely writing with lush and beautiful descriptions. I want a balloon full of edible confetti and angel food cake now. Lainie’s friends with their bar and brunch excursions are total perfection. The banter is on-point and smile-inducing. And Lainie’s grandmother BD is who we’d all pick for our own grandmother if we could.
This is a charming, heartfelt, and sweet love letter to love. For fans of Kate Clayborn and Tom Ellen.
Thank you Penguin for the ARC.