May 2, 2023
Hello Sweet Reading Friends,
Happy May! I am hoping that all of the April showers are going to deliver on those May flowers because this bibliophile is ready for some spring reading. Today is new book Tuesday, and I am wishing a very Happy Pub Day to Megan Tady’s debut novel, Super Bloom.
Megan Tady’s debut novel takes place at a luxury spa in Vermont. Massage therapist Joan is stumbling through life, grieving the accidental death of her boyfriend two years ago. Her misery impacts her job and friendships, and she can’t find a way to move forward.
Everything changes when Carmen, an uber-famous romance author, comes to the spa and offers Joan a unique opportunity. She will pay a handsome sum in exchange for all the inside spa drama and “dirt” to include in her next best seller. What starts out as a way to earn extra money quickly turns into much more. Joan reignites what she thought was an outdated passion for writing. Her writing obligation to Carmen not only becomes the ultimate gateway to healing but a love story for all the world to read.
As a Mainer, I enjoyed the New England setting and adored all the eclectic “spa talk” and humorous tales from the massage table. Sprinkle in some maple-scented lotions, crisp fall leaves, and a chakra bowl or two, and I just found heaven.
I love a mixture of drama and comedy in my books, and 𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘮 delivered on this dramedy front. My heart had a weeping moment or two over Joan’s need to seek closure for the death of her Samual. The circumstances of his death and Joan’s “relationship” with his family tugged at a few loose heartstrings. But no worries, Tady balanced out my emotions with lots of giggles along the way. My cheeks hurt from all the goofy smiles her writing gave me.
Tady penned her tale with the softest touch making Super Bloom easy-peasy to read. The wicked cool spa backdrop and quirky characters made this a delight to read. And let’s face it, a book that has an author publishing a novel embedded in the story is always a win.
𝘚𝘶𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘉𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐟, 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬, 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲—𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. New beginnings are on the horizon for Joan, and I am so glad I followed along on her journey.
*I received an advance reader of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are 100% my own. If I don’t like it…I don’t share it!
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