Cover Crush: Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Cover Crush: Speak Easy, Speak Love
by McKelle George
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George is a clear choice for Cover Crush! Love the colors and the design; it is so beautiful! If the cover wasn’t enough to hook you, this is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing but set in the roaring 1920’s! This book sounds like everything that is fun and everything I want in historical fiction! I can’t wait to read this and if this sounds like your idea of a good time, be sure to add it to your TBR for it’s September 19th, 2017 release!
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
Category: Young Adult, Historical Romance, Retellings
Publication: September 19th, 2017; Greenwillow Books
Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.
Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.