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Love Lettering
Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn
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In this warm and witty romance from acclaimed author Kate Clayborn, one little word puts a woman's business--and her heart--in jeopardy . . . Meg Mackworth's hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for New York City's elite. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiance was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn't counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid . . . A year later, Reid has tracked Meg down to find out how she knew that his meticulously planned future was about to implode. But with a looming deadline and a bad case of creative block, Meg doesn't have time for Reid's questions--unless he can help her find her missing inspiration. As they gradually open up to each other, both try to ignore deepening connection between them. But the signs are there--irresistible, indisputable, urging Meg to heed the messages Reid is sending her, before it's too late . . . Praise for Kate Clayborn and her novels "Clayborn's characters are bright and nuanced, her dialogue quick and clever, and the world she builds warm and welcoming." --Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post "Emotional and real." --Jasmine Guillory, Oprah Magazine "Clayborn's prose is outstanding." --Frederick News Post
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BennettBookworm
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I‘M IN LOVE!!! Wow. This is a love letter to NYC and to the written word - and as a huge fan of both of those, I am so obsessed. Clayborn is a poet; she describes the art of calligraphy in such a cool, visual way. The narrative was fun and unique and inspiring, tackling really important issues like maintaining adult friendships while also delivering a sexy romance. Here for it!!

Becker I‘m not really a romance reader but you make this sound so good. 😍 3mo
Julsmarshall I love all of her books! So fresh and unique! 3mo
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Eggs ❤️💌📬 5mo
BennettBookworm Love this pic- the fabric works so perfectly! 3mo
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CaramelLunacy
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The description of these characters is so cute - would love to see someone's interpretation of these

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Kshakal
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Eggs 💙💌❤️ 1y
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ravenlee
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I quite enjoyed this romantic romp through NYC. Reid took a while to really like, but the build-up was good. I don‘t plan to hunt out Clayborn‘s backlist, but I would read her again if the book was right. #52Books23 #scriptfontonthespine #BlameitonLitsy

Now I can catch up on Agnes, who‘s been giving me the side-eye. Hey, I‘ve been sick and not able to read as much as I‘d like, and Agnes takes some willpower! #PemberLittens

TheBookHippie Fell better and yes phew Agnes. 1y
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! 🤒❤️ 1y
dabbe Agnes herself needs some willpower! Hope you feel better soon! 🤗 1y
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ravenlee
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I got hit with a nasty cold late yesterday. While I wallow in misery and enjoy the hot toddy hubby just made me I‘m starting this #blameitonLitsy pick. I think it‘s a good sign that Guillory, whose work I enjoy and just recently finished, is the cover blurb.

dabbe Hope you feel better soon! 🤗 1y
LaraReads So sorry you are feeling yuck! I just finished this one. I enjoyed it! Maybe not as much as Georgie, but it was good. Hope you enjoy it & feel better soon! 1y
Ruthiella Wishing you a speedy recovery! 🤒❤️ 1y
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It was finally pool opening day yesterday! And while there is tons of work to be done around the yard, after the work day today, I‘d rather sit here reading to the sound of the birds having their dinner. Thanks @squirrelbrain for the rec, I am really enjoying this one! 💙

squirrelbrain I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! ❤️ 1y
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A Brooklyn artist meets a Wall St. #s guy. Meg & Reid‘s relationship wasn‘t convincing at first, but it grew on me. I love that Meg runs her own business & doesn‘t drop everything for a new romance. It was about Meg learning to trust her own voice. The plot could have skipped the hidden messages thing. I did love the friendships in the book. They were realistic, showing that fights happen & you chose to work through them, even when that‘s tough.

DivineDiana Well, this is a beautiful setting! ❤️ 1y
AvidReader25 @DivineDiana Yes! Vacation reading is the best. 😊 1y
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swishandflick
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This was a charming love story between two delightfully unique and quirky characters, one of whom's life is all about numbers, and one who's is about letters. Eventually, they both realize they're speaking the same language. 3.5⭐️

I didn't love it anywhere near as much as Georgie, but it was a sweet way to pass the time nonetheless 📝

JamieArc Just started reading Georgie and enjoying it! 1y
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I have participated in LetterMo 💌 from the beginning; any else in LitsyLand? The idea is to write/send a piece of correspondence every day the post runs. AND, you must reply to every letter received during the month.

Wanting to find a book to post this image, I found the selected and it looks fun. I discovered that I already have it on my tbr at gr 🎉 So, you could say, I rediscovered this book and am now checking my library. 🤩

BkClubCare Sign up at LetterMo.com if interested 2y
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monalyisha
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I hate when I forget to review a book right away! I prefer it to be fresh in my mind. Here goes: while Reid is less of a goof than my ideal leading man, I loved this romance. The design aspect, the NY setting, the food. It was not just sexy but intimate & direct — in a way that almost made me uncomfortable at first. It‘s important to write sex like that — especially for women readers who‘ve been socialized to act differently, in life & in sex.

monalyisha Note: I also loved the way Meg & Sibby work to revise their friendship to keep it intact and grow it stronger to suit them in their adult lives. And the way that Meg, tentatively at first, makes a brand-new adult friend! The story would have been far less without this thread of female friendship running throughout. (edited) 2y
monalyisha @JamieArc If you‘re looking for another romance, you can pop this one on the list! I know you indicated that you trend towards lighter reads in January; this fits. 😊 2y
rubyslippersreads I also liked the behind-the-scenes look at planner companies. Maybe things aren‘t always perfectly happy at The Happy Planner??? 😏 2y
JamieArc @monalyisha This book was heavy on my radar when it first came out, so I‘ll put it back on. Thanks for tagging me! 2y
JamieArc @monalyisha I haven‘t read this yet, but this author just came out with a new book and I‘m happy to snag it as one of Book of the Month picks. 1y
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BibliophileLibrarian
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I enjoyed the audio more so than the print. Such a cute story! Light and fun! But real.

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BibliophileLibrarian
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Started this audiobook yesterday. I‘ve been trying to read it on the kindle, but I couldn‘t get into it. The audio seems better so far.

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Julsmarshall
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A few weeks ago I participated in an auction to raise $$ for Fair Fight Action to advance voting rights and my goodies arrived today! Kate Clayborn, one of my favorite authors, graciously signed copies of all of her books and I couldn‘t be happier to add them to my bookshelf 🥰📚

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dariazeoli
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I avoid confrontation at all costs, so I get Meg‘s trepidation about fighting.

I also realize that this avoidance and confrontation is probably a big reason why the number of people who stay in my life is quite small. Quite a bit of food for thought this early on a Wednesday morning...

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JenReadsAlot
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I thought this would have felt more magical with the description but I was bored quite a bit. Another free space for #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I was a little underwhelmed by this one as well, despite it sounding exactly like my kind of book. I just found Meg's entire character aggravating and inconsistent. 3y
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Mehso-so

I was so excited to read this book, but it wasn't what I expected. This was definitely cute and romantic though! #romance

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JenReadsAlot
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Awesome walk and coffee with my dear friend @peaknit plus a good library #bookhaul

peaKnit That coffee was ridiculously good! And I have to hear about that rocking book. 3y
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samantharoberts
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😐😐 okay, so I realize I‘m in the minority here, but I did not enjoy this book. It was so confusing and boring to me. The entire first half of the book felt more like a handwriting/font course.. zero romance or plot. Then there was a tiny bit of romance and just switched to a very strange mystery. It‘s probably on me, I just didn‘t understand or relate to the story at all. Such a disappointment because I was so excited to read it!

wanderinglynn I didn‘t like it either. 3y
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TheLucindaLife
Love Lettering | Kate Clayborn

Loved Reid and was honestly surprised to find out what his reservations were for!!

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HeyT
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#BookReport
I wasn't paying attention when I made my April goals list so all the books on it seem to be chunksters. It was a little disheartening not being able to finish in one week so I threw in a romcom to keep my spirits up.

#WeeklyForecast
Goal this week is to finish Island in the Sea of Time and start Seveneves. I have a bit more than 400 pages to read if I want to hit that goal.

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HeyT
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Early in my undergrad I thought I wanted to be a graphic designer so all the lettering and sign chasing in this was super relatable. I liked Meg and felt like she could be a version of me in another life. The romance was cute and kind of nerdy and I enjoyed this so much I read it in one sitting. This was the first I've read by Clayborn but I liked this enough to look up her other stuff.
#BuriedAliveChallenge

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bookandbedandtea
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I thoroughly enjoyed this. I very much relate to Meg's inclination to avoid conflict so I was impressed by her journey. I loved Reid all along but especially once we learned exactly why he was so stressed and reserved. I loved that this is also about Meg's friendships and business and that she learned to take more control of every aspect of her life. There are a few things I could nitpick but I guess I'm not in a nitpicky mood.

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LisaLovesToRead
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This was recommended by my library as a virtual book club option, but I found it to be too predictable as a romance for any healthy conversation. The first 120 pages or so felt forced and were slow to read, but then it did get cute as the book progressed.

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Kshakal
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Eggs 😘😘😘 3y
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Jgacreations
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A fun read. Being a self employed artist myself i can relate to a lot of this. Seeing letters, as art is a wonderful concept. The budding love story, the issue with friends, it was easy to enjoy.

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K.Wielechowski
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I got it because it was the Together We Read book on Overdrive and I‘m glad I did.
A year ago, Meg hand-lettered the invitations for a wedding she knew would fail, even adding a tiny clue in the invites. When Reid, the ex-groom, walks into the shop where she works looking for answers, she struggles to find them.
Meg, struggling personally, turns to Reid to help her out of her artistic slump, leading them to connect in ways neither expected.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I definitely agree lettering emotes feeling, and enjoyed that aspect of this story. The idea of fighting fair, and bothering to fight at all, was a theme I appreciated. It is an important part of life. I much prefer closed door romance, and thought this narrative took a wrong turn a couple times with those scenes. I believe the same character development could have happened with those moments done less explicitly. #TogetherWeRead

rubyslippersreads I agree with you that an open door was unnecessary. 3y
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wanderinglynn
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One word: annoyed

2 stars on GR and an #unpopularopinion as this book is getting a lot of positive attention. Full review in my GR if you care to know why this book annoyed me: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3843123638

Book 3 for #FabulousFebruary

Sharpeipup Agreed. 3y
wanderinglynn @Sharpeipup 🙌🏻 glad I‘m not the only one this book annoyed. 😆 3y
Leftcoastzen Popped over to your review, annoyed enough to finish it? 😂I get it though, sometimes you read on thinking is that all there is? 3y
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TheAromaofBooks I wasn't a huge fan of this one either. Meg was just absurdly nonconfrontational. Like literally living with her roommate/best friend for MONTHS without finding out what's wrong?!?! It also made me mad that literally there was never a discussion about even the possibility of them living anywhere other than NYC, despite the fact that Reid hates it there & Meg freaking works from home. Not even that the book would have to end with them moving away ⬇ 3y
TheAromaofBooks but the way that it wasn't even on the table for discussion aggravated me a lot. Like being in a relationship is about finding out what's best for both of you together, as a team, & there's no indication that either of them are actually going to be good at working together in the future. 3y
wanderinglynn @Leftcoastzen I kept expecting something to happen to change my mind. A lot of books start with unlikable characters. And then I was so far in, I just kept listening. Had it been a physical book, I would‘ve put it down. 3y
Andrew65 That‘s very disappointing! 😞 3y
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks yes! Exactly. So annoying!!! 3y
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Love Lettering is the #TogetherWeRead title currently on Libby! No waitlist ✌🏼❤️📚

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ATB
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Cold (14 degrees) but still read outside with the help of a friend for #fabulousFebruary.

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lynneamch
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Only 20% in but really enjoying this so far. The art of calligraphy is interesting and integral to the story. Don't you love it when a book takes you to a place you recognize? Haven't been to NYC in 5 years but loved being familiar with Meg's walk from Court Street Station to the Promenade. A couple of pix on the Promenade heading toward Brooklyn Bridge. #LovePrevails #BrokenHeart @Eggs

Eggs Beautiful pix and book 👏🏻📚👍🏼 3y
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BeckyandBooks
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Since it‘s Valentine‘s Day and all... 💝💘💖

BookishMarginalia I thoroughly enjoyed this one! 3y
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Wildly_Bookish
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Up next!

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BookishMarginalia
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Such a quick, fun read! A warm, charming romance perfect for Valentines weekend. The audiobook narrator #NIcolZanzarella is delightful too. Give it a try! #TogetherWeRead

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peanutnine
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I've got a bunch of other books that I should be finishing but I just could not put this one down! It was so cute 😊 I loved the calligraphy aspect - how fonts described something about a character or a moment.
The story was unique and there was a twist near the end that I genuinely didn't see coming, which is rare in romance novels. Also the characters were super relatable. I felt Meg's insecurities and aversion to conflict on a personal level 😂

Jgacreations Just added it to my downloads. Ty! 3y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3y
Julsmarshall I loved this one so much! 3y
peanutnine @Jgacreations yay! Enjoy 😊 3y
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CrowCAH
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#TogetherWeRead

When I went on to Overdrive today this popped up on the home page, Together We Read. This title is available without waitlists or holds. It‘s an online US book club which connects readers.

February 10-24, 2021

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BookishMarginalia
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Just found this at my library and decided to try the audiobook. Looks fun! #TogetherWeRead

squirrelbrain I read this recently - I really enjoyed it, hope you do too! 3y
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peanutnine
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Saw this on Libby this morning. Looks like a cute romance, perfect leading up to Valentine's Day 💕
#TogetherWeRead

ChasingOm I really enjoyed this one! 3y
mcipher It was so cute and smart and just goood! 3y
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mcipher
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You guys, I am *loving* this book. Enough that I risked the claws by infiltrating Amelia‘s cat bed with it for a picture 😹 #catsoflitsy

IuliaC 😻 3y
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Lauredhel
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I thoroughly enjoyed Love Lettering - I think mainly because I have a thing for craftsperson competence porn. An enjoyable contemporary romance. And that completes my first tetrad of #fourfoursin21 yay! #readingchallenge

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Lauredhel
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Down on the south coast for a family funeral, and reading Love Lettering on our tiny patio. We were already out of the Perth/Peel/SW region when news of the snap lockdown hit.

LazyOwl Keep well & hopefully the lockdown won't last too long 3y
Lauredhel @LazyOwl no lockdown down here but it does mean our son can‘t join us for his granddad‘s funeral :( 3y
Crazeedi Stay safe and well, my deepest sympathies 💔 3y
LazyOwl That's really disheartening. My husband missed his Aunt's funeral last year. He was able to view the funeral video though. All the best ❤ 3y
Lauredhel @LazyOwl yes... we‘ve had ten months of no community transmission here but I still have already been to one zoom funeral 3y
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Lauredhel
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Next up! And this should do for the #calligraphy prompt of #fourfoursin21. #romantsy

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llwheeler
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#fourfoursin21 - calligraphy @Lauredhel

I don't have much brain right now for writing a review, but this was a very enjoyable #romantsy. The lettering elements were fun.

Lauredhel \o/ 3y
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vlwelser
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This was fun. I read the entire thing in about a day. It's a somewhat different approach to a romance novel. A rom com really. It would make a really cute movie, actually.

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@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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rebbyj
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Sooo good. Sweet. Modern. Delightful.

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BookChicken
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I was slow to get into the story.. picked up brilliantly in the middle and I was u able to stop reading until it was finished!