A British Girl's Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak (Cuban Girl’s Guide) (Hardcover)
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In this highly anticipated companion to the New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club YA Pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, Flora Maxwell heads to Miami to find a path for her future…and finds her heart along the way.
Winchester, England, has always been home for Flora, but when her mother dies after a long illness, Flora feels untethered. Her family expects her to apply to university and take a larger role in their tea-shop business, but Flora isn’t so sure. More than ever, she’s the chaotic “hurricane” in her household, and she doesn’t always know how to manage her stormy emotions.
So she decides to escape to Miami without telling anyone—especially her longtime friend Gordon Wallace.
But Flora’s tropical change of scenery doesn’t cast away her self-doubt. When it comes to university, she has no idea which passions she should follow. That’s also true in romance. Flora’s summer abroad lands her in the flashbulb world of teen influencer Baz Marín, a Miami Cuban who shares her love for photography. But Flora’s more conflicted than ever when she begins to see future architect Gordon in a new light.
Laura Taylor Namey’s newest novel navigates heartbreak that feels like a hurricane in a city that is famous for them.
About the Author
Laura Taylor Namey is the New York Times bestselling author of A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, a Reese Witherspoon YA Book Club pick, as well as A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak, When We Were Them, and The Library of Lost Things. A proud Cuban American, she can be found hunting for vintage treasures and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.
“Exactly the kind of love story I love most, all hurricane and heart and deep family roots. Flora is a force to be reckoned with."
— Jenna Evans Welch, New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato and Spells for Lost Things
"Every bit as swoony, delicious, and heartfelt as you could hope for and then some. There is so much love infused in every page of this story that you feel it like a warm hug. Laura Taylor Namey has written yet another deeply relatable, iconic love story you’ll want to revisit again and again."
— Emma Lord, New York Times bestselling author of You Have a Match and When You Get the Chance
"A compelling torrent of emotion and healing."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Flora’s voice and personality are distinctive, and Namey’s consistently lush, evocative writing brings the Miami setting to life. . . . Although there are brief appearances made by characters from A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, this story stands fully on its own."
— School Library Journal