Have you seen McKelle George's cover for Speak Easy, Speak Love?! I'm a sucker for everything Roaring 20s, so I AM IN LOVE! Seriously—the colors, the graphic illustration of the couple facing each other, and those wispy curlicues. I can't wait to see how this cover pops in person!
So, what's the story?
Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.
Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.
The Roaring 20s meets Much Ado About Nothing! Sign me up! I'm sold!
Published by Greenwillow/HarperCollins, this beauty goes on sale September 19, 2017, but Speak Easy, Speak Love is up for pre-order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. And be sure to mark it as want to read on Goodreads!
Follow McKelle as she gears up for the release of her debut novel on Twitter at @MckelleGeorge, or visit her website at: mckellegeorge.com.
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