For the Book Drop in February, I received a romance option. I have the mix of romance and fantasy, so they switch off depending on the month. I'm behind in my reading from subscription boxes so I haven't yet read this title.
The book drop is my monthly book subscription (I also get a quarterly one from the UK). I enjoy it because my taste is different than The Book Drop's taste/selection, so I get to try new authors. Which I need help with as I tend to read the same authors over and over (no complaints...I just end up in the mystery section every time).
There was a winter themed bookmark. I always need a bookmark, so this is always welcome. I don't mind the branding, but it does limit me from regifting them to other readers...but it makes sense for stores to do this. It has all the contact and order information on one side.
The month's Indie List is always included. I like looking through this, it shows new releases for the month. I've found a few new options from looking at it, but sometimes I don't get to them right away.
A smaller card from Amanda about the book for the month. Books for Bubbly is the romance option and February's choice is Much Ado About You by Samantha Young. I feel like I've read her before. Off to google---nope. I have a few of her books in my digital TBR list at the library.
The title makes me think of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Which I really enjoyed...I didn't read the back of this before putting it on my TBR pile because I was in a bit of a tizzy. Off to find out if it's connected...
Sorta, I don't think it follows the plot. Alas.
There's also an author letter from Samantha Young. It's a bit more decorated than normal so that's fun. I like these things; I think they add to the book. I always keep them with the book, and if I decide to donate a book, I include the letter. A lot of my books go a retirement home, and those ladies really like the author "swag" too.
The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.
At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling's life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she's passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There's no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover.
Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she's drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can't deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love.