The Secret of a Heart Note, Stacey Lee

The Secret of a Heart Note, Stacey Lee

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The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee has an interesting concept of a girl mixing scents to help others fall in love, especially since she is one of the only ones left. This book sounds like a cute and funny read, which I haven’t really read enough of lately. I just wish December was’t so far away!

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

The Secret of a Heart NoteTitle: The Secret of a Heart Note
Author: Stacey Lee
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: December 27, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

Love chose me, and I tried, but I couldn’t stop the arrow in its flight.

As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, fifteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of using her extraordinary sense of smell to mix base notes, top notes, and heart notes into elixirs that help others fall in love.

All while remaining incurably alone.

For Mim, the rules are clear—falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school existence—taking up a sport and limping away flush from victory, joining the debate club and saying things like “That’s a logical fallacy!” Having a boyfriend.

When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the school soccer star to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that when it comes to falling in love, the choice isn’t always hers to make.


Book Quotes: The Secret of a Heart Note

Somewhere between right and wrong lies a garden surrounded by thorns, and I have met you there.

Most people don’t know that heartache smells like blueberries.

Do not linger in the garden of memories, for there are many traps.

About Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee

Stacey Lee is the New York Times and Indie bestselling author of historical and contemporary young adult fiction, including THE DOWNSTAIRS GIRL, Reese's Book Club Late Summer 2021 YA pick, and her most recent, LUCK OF THE TITANIC which received five starred reviews. A native of southern California and fourth-generation Chinese American, she is a founder of the We Need Diverse Books movement and writes stories for all kids (even the ones who look like adults).

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7 thoughts on “The Secret of a Heart Note, Stacey Lee

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    It sounds really cute and sweet. and the cover is really super cute. I don’t know if it is a story that I will read, but I think it does sound good/

  2. Renee' says:

    This sounds delightful ~ hope you enjoy it a lot! I’m definitely going to check this one out. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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