Waiting on Wednesday (49): The Secret of a Heart Note

Waiting on Wednesday
**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

The Secret of a Heart Note

Author: Stacey Lee
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Magical Realism
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: December 27 2016


An evocative novel about a teen aroma expert who uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love while protecting her own heart at all costs

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

At once hopeful, funny, and romantic, Stacey Lee’s The Secret of a Heart Note is a richly evocative coming-of-age story that gives a fresh perspective on falling in love and finding one’s place in the world.

Why am I waiting…


This is a beautiful cover, I can’t wait to see what the physical copy will look like! Will the floral design be embossed?
I have yet to read a Stacey Lee book, I know, I know, I’ll get to them I swear. But this one has really jumped out at me compared to her other books. I love coming-of-age stories and toss in magical realism and I’m sold!


What are you waiting on this week?!
Please feel free to leave me links to your WoW below!

Until next time bibliophiles,


One thought on “Waiting on Wednesday (49): The Secret of a Heart Note

  1. forgottenpumpkinpie says:

    I believe I posted about The Secret of a Heart Note last week for my waiting on Wednesday too!!!
    Oh man I didn’t even think about the flowers being embossed. I wonder if the cover is going to be soft to the touch?


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