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Pages Well Paired Box – Holidays 2021 (US only)


USE CODE WEEKEND20 for 20% off ~ 5 pm 12/3/21-12/5/21

The DMH Pages Well Paired Holiday Box features the 2021 hit book (and one of Kelly’s favorites), The Guncle (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) by Steven Rowley. This book will be SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR! The Guncle is part of the All The Shining Stars category in The Dear Mr. Hemingway Holiday Books & Pairings 2021 Guide. It is paired with a custom-made soy candle hand poured in Maine by Nubble Light Candle Co. The candle is 8 oz and will burn up to 40 hours. BOXES WILL SHIP IN EARLY DECEMBER.  You can include a gift message as well.


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The Guncle by Steven Rowley is one of my favorite books of 2021. This is Rowley’s third book, and he did not disappoint. My love for this book and his previous two books prompted me to write a heartfelt letter to Mr. Rowley himself INSTEAD of Mr. Hemingway. You can read my letter RIGHT HERE! In the meantime, check out the synopsis below.

“Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed.

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting–even if temporary–isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you’re unfailingly human.”

This marvelous book is paired with an 8oz candle designed exclusively for this Holiday Box. Greg Clements, the owner of Nubble Light Candle Co. in Kittery Maine, crafted a magnificent candle that not only shimmers when the wax is melted but smells like champagne and oranges…A MIMOSA. As you read Rowley’s book by candlelight, you will quickly discover why BRUNCH IS AWESOME!

Thank you for your love of all things books! Happy Holidays!


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