During a library run, I came across a novel called No Words. The beach setting caught my eye, but that’s not why I checked out the book. Meg Cabot wrote it. I thought, “Why does her name ring a bell?” Turns out, Disney’s film adaptation of Princess Diaries was my gateway to Meg Cabot’s books.
I am the type of reader that checks out a series after hollywood turns it into a movie. I did the same thing with Twilight and Hunger Games. Although I loved Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones [Season 1 – 6], I did not read the books.
My highschool had most of the Princes Diaries series. I went to the library on a regular basis. Naturally, I borrowed all of them. Then, I moved on to her other titles. From highschool to college, I tried to make time for reading. Meg Cabot was one of my go to authors. At some point, I stopped reading for pleasure.
After reading Meg Cabot’s complete book list, I realized I barely scratched the surface. I am a little disappointed, because her demographic is so wide. Since I found her in my late teens, I missed out on her tween books.
Getting back on track, No Words is book four of The Little Bridge Island Series. Norman J. Tifton Public Library is hosting it’s first book festival. Several authors of varies genres and categories are invited to participate in the heavily funded event. This is where the drama unfolds for children’s author, Jo Wright. She is a successful author suffering from writer’s block.
Some of us were brought up saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” That’s misleading. Words have the power to disrupt mind and spirit. Although Jo Wright does not want to go to the island, she needs money and inspiration. Plus book festivals are a great place to see familiar faces. What’s the worst that could happen?
No Words is a Romantic Comedy that would make a cute movie. The reader can transport themselves to a small island that is cozy and classy. The story has sexual tension, steamy situations, and humorous banter from the peanut gallery (authors/panelists). No Words was a fun Winter read with a realistic ending. Sometimes, conflict in romance novels get so out of hand that the resolution is abrupt and awkward. There is potential for Meg Cabot to continue Jo Wright’s story. I would read a follow up.
Have you read The Little Bridge Island Series?