In Amy Meyerson’s latest, an unsuspecting waitress did.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, when love is in the air, mixed with the smell of roses, the taste of fancy chocolates, and the bubbles of champagne.
But what if you’re still searching for the perfect mate? If a love story could conjure the partner of your dreams, would you let it?
In bestselling author Amy Meyerson’s (The Bookshop of Yesterdays) new novel, The Love Scribe, a woman with no interest in romance for herself realizes she has the gift of shooting Cupid’s arrow on behalf of others.
Alice is not a writer; she’s a waitress. But when her best friend, Gabby, is dumped after five years and loses her confidence, something strange happens: An image of a hummingbird shedding a trail of hearts comes to Alice, and she writes it up as a story. The next thing Gabby knows, she’s found her soul mate.
Once Gabby shares Alice’s story with others, they, too, suddenly find their true loves. As news of Alice’s unexpected talent spreads, she’s inundated with requests for additional stories, which are really “more like fables, precisely calibrated to each of my clients’ needs. After they read them, they immediately meet the love of their life. The stories are theirs alone.”
Read the rest of the article at Washington Independent Review of Books.