This month's Book Drop is a "Books for Bubbly" which is the romance/friendship option. I'm trying to read them earlier than I normally would so I know if I want to keep the genre or move it around again. I read two this past week (a "nope" and an "okay"). I haven't read this month's book yet.
The Book Drop is a subscription box that sends a book, bookmark, the Indie-list, and sometimes author letters. You pick your genre (all named after drinks of some sorts) or combination of genres. I've had the "Books for Tea" (not quite my cup of tea), "Books for Bubbly" (sometimes hits, sometimes misses), and I moved to a new combo of romance/friendship and then fantasy.
The contents come fairly wrapped up, although the Indie list pamphlet is usually bent to fit.
The card that comes with the mailer introduces the book and why it was chosen. Amanda (the signee) is the owner of the bookstore (Bethany's Beach) and the subscription. It says:
Books for Bubbly: April 2021 Mailing
The Book Drop is a monthly book subscription program powered by Bethany Beach Books, an independent bookstore! Visit us at www.thebookdrop.com
Maggie Finds Her Muse
I feel like the only thing I really need to say about this novel is that it includes the following:
Grab some cheese and your beverage of choice and enjoy sitting down with this gem!
The next item is a bookmark. This will bend as they're made of thick paper. The design changes every few months. I can never get enough bookmarks.
The next item was a letter from the author. She talks about her visit to France with her daughter and how she picked Paris as a setting. She also recommends Rennes as a place to see. She talks about changes in the book and how long it took to work through it. I enjoy these behind the scenes looks at the book.
The last item was the month's book. It's by Dee Ernst and is titled Maggie Finds Her Muse. The synopsis is below. it looks interesting. I haven't yet read it but it is on my first reads TBR shelf. It's a long explanation. There's a whole bookshelf. It's just on the shelf that I'm currently hitting hard. I'm trying to get to 200 books by the end of summer. That's not important. It's about....sixteen books from the top.
A sparkling romantic comedy starring a bestselling author who goes to Paris to overcome writer's block and rediscovers family, independence, and love along the way.
All Maggie Bliss needs to do is write. Forty-eight years old and newly single (again!), she ventures to Paris in a last-ditch effort to finish her manuscript. With a marvelous apartment at her fingertips and an elegant housekeeper to meet her every need, a finished book—and her dream of finally taking her career over the top—is surely within her grasp. After all, how could she find anything except inspiration in Paris, with its sophistication, food, and romance in the air?
But the clock is running out, and between her charming ex-husband arriving in France for vacation and a handsome Frenchman appearing one morning in her bathtub, Maggie’s previously undisturbed peace goes by the wayside. Charming and heartfelt, Dee Ernst's Maggie Finds Her Muse is a delightful and feel-good novel about finding love, confidence, and inspiration in all the best places.