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Nora Goes Off Script (Large Print / Library Binding)

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I’ve seen this book described as a “grown up rom-com” and I completely agree. Nora writes light romance movies for TV (think Hallmark Channel) but when her latest script about her failed marriage is made into a major motion picture, her life is changed forever. A great balance of family, friendship, humor, romance, and heartbreak, this is a perfect beach read.

— Laura B.

June 2022 Indie Next List

“This breezy, well-written novel found me at a time when I really, really needed it. It’s hard to get the tone right with kids in books, but Annabel Monaghan nailed it. I was rooting for Nora and thoroughly enjoyed my time with her!”
— Chelsea Bauer, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, TN


Evvie Drake Starts Over meets Beach Read in this heartwarming and hilarious novel about a divorced romance channel screenwriter whose script about her marriage's collapse just might help her reclaim her life and find love.

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.

About the Author

Annabel Monaghan is the author of two Young Adult novels: A Girl Named Digit, optioned by The Disney Channel, and the 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 adult debut novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432897406
ISBN-10: 1432897403
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: June 29th, 2022
Pages: 319
Language: English