Happy Monday and welcome to the weekly #ARCstravaganza! I am so thrilled to feature Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George for this week’s book! As if that cover wasn’t enough to make me drool, the premise sounds absolutely captivating! A Much Ado About Nothing retelling set in the 1920s?! I could not hit that preorder button fast enough! I am absolutely honored to get to read a galley of this book and can’t wait to dive in!


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Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

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About Speak Easy, Speak Love

30640834Six 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.



The Details

  • Title: Speak Easy, Speak Love
  • Author: McKelle George
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Pub Date: September 19, 2017

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22 thoughts on “#ARCstravaganza: SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOVE

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Oh, I’ve heard people talking about that one. It sounds incredible! I need to get it on my TBR.

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      I couldn’t agree more. Gorgeous cover with a phenomenal concept. I’m so excited to read it.

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Oh, awesome! I love waiting for ARCs that I’m excited about. The anticipation is wonderful!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      I do love retellings! Especially when they’re of unique books. 🙂 Thanks so much, Sophie! 🙂

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Man between the book cover and the Much Ado About Nothing element, I think this book is going to be fire!

      It is growing a little bit each week, so that’s been fun. Thanks, Jackie! 🙂

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