Coming September 26, 2023!
In this highly anticipated companion to the New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club YA Pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, Flora Maxwell heads to Miami to find a path for her future…and finds her heart along the way.
Winchester, England, has always been home for Flora, but when her mother dies after a long illness, Flora feels untethered. Her family expects her to apply to university and take a larger role in their tea-shop business, but Flora isn’t so sure. More than ever, she’s the chaotic “hurricane” in her household, and she doesn’t always know how to manage her stormy emotions.
So she decides to escape to Miami without telling anyone—especially her longtime friend Gordon Wallace.
But Flora’s tropical change of scenery doesn’t cast away her self-doubt. When it comes to university, she has no idea which passions she should follow. That’s also true in romance. Flora’s summer abroad lands her in the flashbulb world of teen influencer Baz Marín, a Miami Cuban who shares her love for photography. But Flora’s more conflicted than ever when she begins to see future architect Gordon in a new light.
Laura Taylor Namey’s newest novel navigates heartbreak that feels like a hurricane in a city that is famous for them.
Praise for A British Girl’s Guide To Hurricanes and Heartbreak
“Namey continues to poignantly explore facets of grief, capturing Flora’s complex heartache. Classic rom-com hijinks maintain the levity. Flora’s voice, informed by her passion for photography, is full of evocative imagery, much of it nature related. Her journey of self-discovery, as well as her growth in her confidence in her craft, makes for a satisfying arc.
A compelling torrent of emotion and healing.”
“Flora’s voice and personality are distinctive, and Namey’s consistently lush, evocative writing brings the Miami setting to life. Flora’s grief and shame are palpable, but her growth and ownership of her emotions make for a satisfying resolution. Although there are brief appearances made by characters from A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, this story stands fully on its own. VERDICT Readers who appreciate stories dealing with the complexities of grief, such as We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, or the south Florida setting and Cuban influences of Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno, will enjoy this one.”
–School Library Journal
“Swoony, delicious, and heartfelt. Every page feels like a warm hug. Laura Taylor Namey has written yet another deeply relatable, iconic love story you’ll want to revisit again and again.”
—Emma Lord, New York Times bestselling author of You Have a Match
“Exactly the kind of love story I love most. All hurricane and heart and deep family roots. Flora is a force to be reckoned with.”
—Jenna Evans Welch, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Gelato and Spells for Lost Things
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