Love Lettering

Love Lettering

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Meg Mackworth's hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his polished fiancé was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn't counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Kensington Books,, [2020]
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Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781496725189
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Summary: Meg Mackworth's hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his polished fiancé was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn't counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors.

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WeekendMomGrace
Apr 28, 2021

Romantic but not that steamy. Loved all the details about typography. Enjoyed the NYC setting.

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xalexisw
Apr 01, 2021

Meg has made a name for herself in New York City; she’s the Planner of Park Slope, known for her beautiful artwork and intricate lettering. One year ago, she made a mistake. Hidden within her artwork for a wedding invitation, she spelled out the downfall for a couple’s relationship… and her prediction came true. Months later the ex-groom, Reid, finds Meg and is determined to find out her motives.

The premise of Love Lettering is interesting on its own, but what really pulls you in are the two main characters. Neither Meg nor Reid quite fits into the typical romance novel prototypes; as readers we learn about their familial and personal struggles in just the right amount to give each facet of their character nuance without being overdone. The couple’s interactions were so full of genuine care for and interest in each other, and it shined through the pages. I had to give this one a second read to fully enjoy the development of Meg and Reid’s relationship! I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to be taken on the ride of a refreshingly sweet romance novel.

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TLCMom582
Mar 02, 2021

I really don't know what to write about this book. It was very different. That's not a bad thing, but I just can't really figure out where I stand on it. It was very unique in that the relationship of the two main characters is centered around letters and "lettering." Love Lettering made me feel so many different emotions. I felt such sympathy with Meg and what she was going through with the seeming withdrawal of her best friend from back home and now roommate in New York. I really enjoyed Reid falling for Meg. I thoroughly enjoyed the very, very route that that process took. Anything faster would have seemed false and unlikely. I wanted to hate her roommate, but had to like her in the end. I was frightened for Meg's client, Lark, because of her domineering husband. I was ultimately also very proud of Lark.
As you can tell, I'm just all over the place with this one. I did like it and plan on reading the next book by Kate Clayborn.

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A1305846801
Jan 25, 2021

This was the first book I read that was written by Ms. Clayborn. I'm glad that is the case because I'm reading her Lucky series right now and based on those books, I probably wouldn't have read Love Lettering or waited to read it for a good many months/years.

I really liked this book, the characters and their complex backgrounds and story lines, the intrigue, the author's gift of making sign writing interesting and expertly weaving it into the plot. I would go on and on. This is an intelligently written book and I really liked it.

I hope the author continues writing in this vein and doesn't go back to the writing style she used in her Lucky series.

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midori_hon
Dec 28, 2020

this story featuring a main character who works as a custom calligrapher appealed to my love of good penmanship, a dying art. some of the slow burn aspects of this romance tried my patience (swoonsh!?) and much was made of how attractive the love interest was, which i feel women would object to as objectification if the shoe was on the other foot.
i almost bogged down partway through during the courtship phase, but luckily the action picked up among the ancillary characters and i'm happy i read to the end.

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Athena48
Jul 10, 2020

Sweet, interesting & whimsical storyline. I liked the characters, pacing of the plot was uneven at times.

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GratefulGirl5
Jun 26, 2020

Be warned that this book has very explicit sex scenes. I thought the writing was good, but I almost gave up on hoping for much of a plot til late in the book. The romance is the bulk of the story.

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Missmrecommends
Jun 24, 2020

Three + stars really, but not quite 4. I thoroughly enjoyed it though the ending strained credulity-not the love story, but the rest. Loved the intricacies and subtleties of where art meets autism, the idea that drives the novel and makes our quirky characters so right for each other. All those parts are great.
Are people who grew up with 1990s-2000s television just more accepting of plot holes that happen in movies and television but used to be more uncommon in print? That's my theory. As a movie, it worked well. As a novel, not as satisfying.

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brangwinn
Jan 14, 2020

I loved this book. I remember when the Apple Macintosh introduced a variety of fonts and how those fonts could represent how one felt when writing. Well, Meg, has turned her artistry and calligraphy into a full-time job in New York City. She’s known as the Planner of Park Slope designing wedding forms and planners. Giving up the wedding business when her intuition accidently hides the word “mistake” in the program, she is confronted by the ex-groom. She can’t get Reid out of her mind. The two of them seem to clash, and yet this fun New York City romance takes shape as Meg slowly becomes surer of herself and what she wants. I’m seldom a fan of romance, but this was one of the few I really enjoyed reading.

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RosaReads2
Dec 10, 2019

5 "Swoonsh" Stars!
This is my very first Kate Clayborn read and if the rest of her library is half as good as Love Lettering, I'm destined to become a devoted reader.

Love Letting was told in a single-POV by the heroine Meg. Fortunately, with Meg's apt and expressive voice, I never felt that I missed Reid's POV. I quickly fell for him and his regal poise, brusque honesty, and insecure tics, all shared through Meg’s keen observation. As for her, Meg’s character stirred a reaction in me and I simply felt like I understood her. I may not have ever had the exact thought processes as Meg in relation to her artistic pursuits, but I got how her artistry infiltrated her view of the world. I was fascinated by her compulsion to assign letters, shapes, and lines to what she saw and to what she felt, emotionally.

Together, Reid and Meg are best described as lovely. After a somewhat complicated beginning, the couple chose to become (mostly) transparent with each other. It was a reader’s delight to experience this couple's journey without the miscommunication and omissions that so often plague couples in contemporary romance. Therefore, the angst and conflict were more authentic and less manufactured by unnecessary drama.

The entirety of Love Lettering was a leisurely-paced, slow burn romance and it was EVERYTHING! If a book is going to move at a slower, but consistent pace, it needs to keep me invested with interesting details, meaningful characters, and graceful prose. LL had all of that along with some delicious swoon, witty banter, sweet friendships, and a convincing twist.

Aside from everything positive that I've already highlighted, the grandest compliment I can bestow is this: Kate Clayborn doesn't feel the need to spell out every thought or contemplation in a character's head, but allows the smart reader to draw the right conclusion by showing through physical actions and responses. I absolutely love when an author treats the reader with above par intelligence and doesn't relay redundant information or stay in a character's head beyond what is obviously necessary.

For me, Love Lettering was unequivocally original and enchanting. It was near perfect in it's pacing, writing, and story arc along with the sweetest romantic reward. Absolutely, sigh-worthy!

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