Last week, we revealed the covers for Bad Girls with Perfect Faces and Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 Years of Slaying: The Watcher’s Guide and we still have TWO more Fall 17 titles to reveal this week! Before we get to today’s reveal, here’s a bit of backstory:
Perhaps you were among the many readers entranced by Jenna Evans Welch’s debut novel Love & Gelato last year. It’s a sweet story—a summer road trip across Italy replete with romance, mystery, and adventure—with an equally sweet cover. Jenna shared with us how she came to write Love & Gelato in a guest author post last year:
I wrote Love & Gelato because I love reading. I wrote it because I love Italy. I wrote it because I had two characters talking to each other in my head and I knew it was time for them to get on paper and meet face to face. But most of all, I wrote it for you. I hope it’s the kind of book that sends you straight to Florence and that you can tuck in your back pocket and pull out on days that aren’t nearly as laidback or charming or magical as you wish they were.
So: sweet story, sweet cover, and a fittingly sweet author….but it’s a rare feat for a sweet, debut novel like this to go on to hit the New York Times bestseller list! Love & Gelato quickly proved it was much more than just a sweet story and as successful as it quickly became, it was destined for a companion. Jenna Evans Welch knew her next book would follow a similar format and would be set in Ireland, but what should it be called? Love & Haggis was jokingly tossed around the office. Love & Potatoes? Not quite. Love & Shamrocks? Closer….
The title’s in the title of this post so you likely already know what we’re getting at….Love & Luck! Perfect, right?! And the cover really nails it! But before the cover, here’s the book description:
Addie is visiting Ireland for her aunt’s over-the-top destination wedding, and hoping she can stop thinking about the one horrible thing she did that left her miserable and heartbroken—and threatens her future. But her brother, Ian, isn’t about to let her forget, and his constant needling leads to arguments and even a fistfight between the two once inseparable siblings. Miserable, Addie can’t wait to visit her friend in Italy and leave her brother—and her problems—behind.
So when Addie discovers an unusual guidebook, Ireland for the Heartbroken, hidden in the dusty shelves of the hotel library, she’s able to finally escape her anxious mind and Ian’s criticism.
And then their travel plans change. Suddenly Addie finds herself on a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle, trapped in the world’s smallest vehicle with Ian and his admittedly cute, Irish-accented friend Rowan. As the trio journeys over breathtaking green hills, past countless castles, and through a number of fairy-tale forests, Addie hopes her guidebook will heal not only her broken heart, but also her shattered relationship with her brother.
That is if they don’t get completely lost along the way.