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Meg Mackworth's hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his gorgeous fiancee 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 a 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....

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Kate Clayborn (P)2019 Tantor

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EXACTLY what I needed today

So cute. So sweet. Sometimes you just want something with relatively low stakes. It is like a rom com with a little extra heart & complexity. My first from Kate Clayborn but def not the last.

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Beautifully Written

An exquisitely crafted love letter to hand-lettering and type, New York City, and two sweet, thoughtful, somewhat lonely people.

Meg is a calligrapher who sees words and thoughts in type and hand lettering. I easily pictured this as a movie with type and letters surrounding her whenever something profound happened to her. Reid is a numbers guy - a mathematician working on Wall Street who is charmed by her view of the city and its signs.

Originally Meg does the lettering for Reid and his fiancee's wedding, but they meet again almost a year later when she learns that they never married. He stops by the shop where she works to ask about a possible hidden message in their wedding program. And yes, Meg did hide a message there. It's a quiet, sassy quirk she has and has vowed not to do again.

Meg and Reid start out as friends. He dislikes NYC and she invites him to walk with her through Brooklyn to see a different side of it - all the beautiful hand-lettered signs that people don't normally notice. He is outwardly formal and wooden but she sees behind that to his real self. Gradually they become more than just friends.

Clayborn's writing is so thoughtful and evocative, I found myself cherishing every moment of the book.

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Don’t waste your time

The narrator is the only thing I liked about this book. The characters and story were seriously lacking.

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Slow, slow , slow

This book was so terrible, I couldn’t finish. I tried and had to return it. I didn’t care what happened to any of the characters and do not understand why it got the review it did. Trust me, you will be disappointed. It’s like reading some high schoolers diary. Just no. You’ve been warned

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Slow burn love story

This was my first time reading from this author but I was hearing about this book weeks, months perhaps before release date! I knew I had to read this.
I must say the physical book was almost an experience on its own with the capitalizations and the different fonts to play into the heroines life work.

Hero and heroine form an unlikely bond after the hero had hired work from the heroine in hand lettering his own wedding invites but when the groom catches the hidden signs within her work he knows he must call the wedding off.

The hero and heroine start building on their unlikely bond thru her love and his hate for NYC. They begin playing games thru letters and numbers playing to both their strengths. Until they realize they’ve built something together that’s undeniable.

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If you like romance novels...

As Lincoln said “For those who like that kind of a book, it is just about the kind of a book they would like.” I’m not a fan of romance novels and found it hard to get through but there are bright spots. You have to get past the predictable plot, hackneyed and repetitive words and phrases (including “his furrowed brow” not to mention “his hard length.”) What I did like was the main character’s evolution of understanding and learning to resolve conflict by not running from it. I feel as if this could have been a good book if the author had cared to take the time to make it one. She doesn’t need to though - people will read it as is.

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Perfect!

Wow! Kate Clayborn has created a brilliantly intelligent, complex and fascinating story with Love Lettering. The female lead character Meg is so fully realized as an artist, and the descriptions of her letter craft are sumptuous. Her family heartbreak and changing friendships leave Meg with a pained, lonely heart. we get to see her rebuild and grow and its magnificent! The Male lead Reid seems so starched and reserved, but seeing how he evolves as well is just plain dreamy. The underlying plot twists and peripheral characters make this a compelling and magnificent story. Angst, tension, joy...we get to feel and experience it all. Nicely read by Nicol. LOVE!

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Kinda Meh-- save your credit

So my best friend and I started a mini-book club to get us through COVID19 and we both decided to pick something light-hearted because the news is dramatic enough. The summary of this book was better than the overall story-- it was slow getting started, there was a small amount of character development, and the drama between the love interests wasn't as high stakes as it could have been and resolved too quickly. We both agreed we ended up caring more about the supporting characters (Lark specifically) than the protagonists, and it would've benefited from alternating perspectives instead of just Meg's. It's a cute story with a lot of potential, it just got published before it got all the way there.
Since I got an audible version along with my Kindle download, I decided to put it on as background noise while I was doing a day-long massive attic clean out since I'd already read it and wouldn't need to pay attention to follow along-- I barely made it halfway through the first chapter before turning it off. No offense to the narrator, but she made a lack-luster story more difficult to get through.

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Enjoyed this book

This is a good book..I loved the narration.
The story is fun if maybe a little heavy on the ‘lettering’ aspect. After a while I had a hard time listening to every word being described in Meg’s head. Overall I would recommend this!

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it was ok

Is was a well written story although the conflict of the story was highly unbelievable and no way that serious. It was laughable.

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