Marlo Spencer relishes all things retro. Old TV shows, classic movies, and even the collectible lunch boxes to go with them. In fact, she's quite cozy in her Malibu apartment, surrounded by her treasured knick-knacks and vintage memorabilia. It's her best friend, Nik, who doesn't get her fascination with all that "old junk," as he calls it. He especially doesn't understand why she's so keen to get back to their hometown of Napa when her high school sweetheart, Josh, suddenly returns after twelve years in Paris and nary a single phone call, eager to reunite with her. So, when Marlo heads up north to wine country to rekindle her relationship with Josh, Nik tags along, claiming he was already planning to visit his sister, Savannah, Marlo's gal pal. Once they reach Napa, however, dreams of a blissful reunion are shattered as old secrets and past betrayals are revealed, leaving an unsuspecting Marlo to pick up the pieces. Can she forgive and forget, or will true love find a different path to her heart?
|Publisher:||Simon and Fig|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months|
About the Author
Nancy Scrofano grew up watching classic television shows, classic movies, and listening to oldies, all of which she still adores today. Nancy has a penchant for the fifties, mostly because of her favorite show, I Love Lucy. She has seen every episode countless times and will happily share the trivia she knows with anyone who will listen. Nancy worked as an editor and a journalist for her college newspaper, then went on to develop sociology textbooks for an academic publisher. She has a master�s degree in media psychology, as well as undergraduate degrees in communication, radio and television, and liberal arts. Nancy currently writes book reviews for a prestigious book review magazine. Additionally, she is the founder and managing editor of The Chick Lit Bee, a book blog that promotes and celebrates women�s fiction, and Good Humor Girl, a women's entertainment blog. Nancy lives in southern California where she is at work on her next novel.
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True Love Way based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Amazing Chick-Lit Book! f you ever want to read a chick-lit book, pick this one! It has everything that makes me love chick-lit, which is a new genre for me. I loved the charm and quirkiness of the characters, the back in time moments with I Love Lucy reruns, and even an old flame from high school. With just a touch of romance, a whole serving of laughs, and some twists and turns, I was engrossed in the book and couldn’t put it down!! I loved the way the story flowed, the storyline was interesting and had some real life challenges readers can relate to, and shows how love never truly dies. This is not a heavy book, there are some unrealistic parts in the storyline, but isn’t that why we love chick-lit? It takes you away for just a moment in time and in the end, you can’t help but smile and feel good about it. I highly recommend this book!
Nancy Scrofano's debut chick-lit novel, True Love Way, is amazing! Marlo Spencer will lighten up even the darkest scenes of the novel with her love for retro this and retro that. She's such a trusting and open character that readers will fall in love with her and root for her happiness at each turn. Don't expect True Love Way to be just a cute read. Despite Marlo's upbeat, optimistic voice and the humorous interludes with her best friend Nik, the story is tinted with dark secrets and emotional breakdowns. Scrofano's plot reveals itself to be realistic, twisted, engaging, and suspenseful. Some events can be seen coming from a mile away, while others will come as big surprises. Throughout all the drama, Scrofano still gets an emotional rise out of readers. The connection between the reader and Marlo will be so strong that her life becomes the life of the reader. True Love Way is the story that forces you to put yourself in the shoes of each character because of the real-life situations and relationships and outcomes. Fortunately, Scrofano doesn't only focus on the negative. Betrayal, loyalty, forgiveness, and romance blend elegantly for the perfect balance in this light drama. When Marlo's reunion with her old boyfriend takes turns for the worse there's always something, or someone, to lift her spirits and give her hope. True Love Way is an all-around wonderful read; entertaining with a side of humor. It's a debut you don't want to miss! Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books *Novel provided by author in exchange for an honest review and blog tour purposes*
Marlo Spencer's dreams are about to come true. Twelve years ago, the love of her life, Josh, abandoned her to attend chef school in Paris and stayed in France since. While Marlo has dated, there's been no one serious as she can't get over Josh. She spends her time with her best friend, Savannah and her daughter. Savannah was also abandoned by a high school sweetheart and has been a single parent for eleven years. Marlo's other mainstay is Savannah's brother, Nik. Nik was too much older to hang with the girls in high school but now that he and Marlo are living in the same city away from their families, they have formed a close friendship. But now Marlo has a decision to make. She receives an email after twelve years from Josh. Josh says he is back in town and has never forgotten Marlo. He reminds her of the pact they made in high school to get married to each other if neither was married at age thirty, and asks her to come back to town to visit and get reacquainted. Marlo is overjoyed and nervous all at once. Will things be the same? Will Josh explain why he left her alone? She goes back home, accompanied by Nik who is ready for a family visit. Once there, she meets up with Josh, but things seem a bit off. As the week goes on, secrets her friends have been keeping from her start to emerge, along with a sense that she may need to reevaluate her true feelings. Will true love's way make the decision for Marlo? Nancy Scrofano has written a breezy, interesting romance that keeps the reader turning the pages to see what choices Marlo will make. Marlo is a quirky character, loyal to a fault, but determined not to change. Her favorite things are from the past; old TV shows from the 1960's and 1970's, when life was simpler and every issue could be solved during a half hour sitcom. Will her life follow the same path, or will Marlo discover that real life is more complicated and more rewarding? This book is recommended for readers who like romance and modern day relationships.