The 10th Annual First Book of the Year 2023 Edition

The totally amazing and incredible Sheila from Book Journey is once again organizing the First Book of The Year 2023 edition. This is Sheila’s 10th year of hosting this yearly event.

This is my 10 th year taking part in the  First Book of the Year.

So what is First Book?  First Book is the first book you plan on reading in the New Year.  It can be a long-coveted read you have not had time for, a guilty pleasure read like a re-read of a favorite…  really it can be anything – it is…after all…YOUR First Book.

If you are interested in taking part be sure to head over to Sheila’s blog.

Every December I always struggle with finding the right book to start the new year off with because I want to start the year off right. I have to admit that it takes quite some time to pick out my book.

This year my book is:

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming…

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.

The reason I picked this is that I decided to do the 12 books 12 friends suggested and this was one of the books so why not start the year off with this one? I have been hearing really good things about this.

Have you read this yer?