September’s Book: Nora Goes Off Script

This month’s book pick is a true delight…

Happy September, friends! I know *every* season feels like book season, but for me… fall is ALL about the books. I’m *so* ready to get into it after what feels like the hottest summer of all time! And I’m so very excited about this month’s pick… Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan.

This book was recommended to me over and over again, and we included it in our post on books that were on our radar this summer. It feels warm, romantic, and seems like a true delight. I can’t wait to read it together and hear allll your thoughts at the end of the month!

Ashley Brooke

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Annabel Monaghan

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Quick Summary

Nora Hamilton writes screenplays for a romance channel, but when her marriage falls apart she writes the best script of her life… and it’s purchased by a big time movie studio. After filming concludes at her home, Leo Vance (sexiest man alive and actor portraying her former husband) asks if he can stay at her house for one week. He offers to pay Nora a thousand dollars a day and short on cash, Nora accepts. What follows is a love story that is complicated by family, work, parenting, and emotional healing… and we find ourselves all rooting for Nora’s happy ending.

About The Author

Annabel Monaghan grew up in Los Angeles, and nearly every one of her relatives still lives in Southern California. She attended Duke University where she studied English. She has an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and has a brief career history as an investment banker. She previously taught novel writing at the The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and now lives in the suburbs of New York City with her husband, three sons, and a little dog who sheds. Nora Goes Off Script is her debut adult novel.

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Why we chose it

From the editors

I finally dived into this book after multiple girlfriends raved about it and they were not wrong! I loved Nora’s story and how she grew into this new version of herself throughout the book.

Ashley Brooke

This may be the best book I’ve read all year and I am basically an evangelist for it. Anyone remotely interested in women’s fiction should read this book immediately. Nora and her home are a treasure and Nancy Meyers would do well to scoop up the rights to this fantastic book.


Nora Goes Off Script was a delight! I cannot get over the tea house, and just how warm and cozy Nora’s home was. The setting really made this book for me!


Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!


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  1. I just finished this book and I loved it! I’m sad it’s over, which we all know is the sign of a great book! So glad you recommended it.

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