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Enjoy the February 2023 Adult box featuring Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn plus a set of four gorgeous gifts that bring this moving novel to life!

About the Book

The acclaimed author of Love Lettering weaves a wise and witty new novel that echoes with timely questions about love, career, reconciling with the past, and finding your path while knowing your true worth.

Longtime personal assistant Georgie Mulcahy has made a career out of putting others before herself. When an unexpected upheaval sends her away from her hectic job in L.A. and back to her hometown, Georgie must confront an uncomfortable truth: her own wants and needs have always been a disconcertingly blank page.

But then Georgie comes across a forgotten artifact—a “friendfic” diary she wrote as a teenager, filled with possibilities she once imagined. To an overwhelmed Georgie, the diary’s simple, small-scale ideas are a lifeline—a guidebook for getting started on a new path.

Georgie’s plans hit a snag when she comes face to face with an unexpected roommate—Levi Fanning, onetime town troublemaker and current town hermit. But this quiet, grouchy man is more than just his reputation, and he offers to help Georgie with her quest. As the two make their way through her wishlist, Georgie begins to realize that what she truly wants might not be in the pages of her diary after all, but right by her side—if only they can both find a way to let go of the pasts that hold them back.

Honest and deeply emotional, Georgie, All Along is a smart, tender must-read for everyone who’s ever wondered about the life that got away . . .

Indie Next Pick| #1 Library Reads Pick | Goodreads Most Anticipated Romances of the Year | Bookish Highly Anticipated Reads | Bookpage Most Highly Anticipated Romance of the Year | Paste Magazine Most Anticipated Romances of the Year | Cosmopolitan UK Best Books of the Month | Bookriot Most Anticipated Books of the Year

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Toishinna Lopez
Don't judge a book by it's cover

From the moment I read the first page, I was hooked. I usually try to relate to the protagonist and sometimes I do find a thing or two I can relate, but this story just had me doing a double take
I remember as a teen doing a lot of journal writing about things I wish I had the nerve to do but never had the chance too
I had that crush who I always made the leading man in all my stories and how much I wish they noticed me back
Even relating to our names. Not that my name was like hers, but I totally understood how a "unique" name definitely came with some moments of "how did they allow my parents to name me that!?"
I can't even imagine how hard it must be to start all over again and coming home after basically living your dreams.
And... What can I say about Levi?
He definitely is a great example of how you can change your entire life around for good, even when you have always saw yourself as a complete failure and disappointment to your own family.
This book had a bit of everything and I kept wondering who I would cast if I were making this into a movie or TV show.
It's not an easy book to read because it deals with a lot of stuff but it's totally a great book to jump in.

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