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“Exactly the kind of love story I love most, all hurricane and heart and deep family roots. Flora is a force to be reckoned with.”
Jenna Evans Welch

A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak

Written by Laura Taylor Namey
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Winchester, England, has always been home for Flora, but when her mother dies after a long illness, Flora feels untethered. Her family expects her to apply to university and take a larger role in their tea-shop business, but Flora isn’t so sure. More than ever, she’s the chaotic “hurricane” in her household, and she doesn’t always know how to manage her stormy emotions.

So she decides to escape to Miami without telling anyone—especially her longtime friend Gordon Wallace.

But Flora’s tropical change of scenery doesn’t cast away her self-doubt. When it comes to university, she has no idea which passions she should follow. That’s also true in romance. Flora’s summer abroad lands her in the flashbulb world of teen influencer Baz Marín, a Miami Cuban who shares her love for photography. But Flora’s more conflicted than ever when she begins to see future architect Gordon in a new light.

Laura Taylor Namey’s newest novel navigates heartbreak that feels like a hurricane in a city that is famous for them.

Primary ISBN: 9781665915335
Publication Date: September 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult , Age 12 or older

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