As a book lover, I also happen to be a grammar nerd and word fiend. Seems to go hand in hand, right? So the premise of this new novel, about a poetry professor who creates a brand wirh Scrabble tiles, seemed to be a winner.
Here’s the synopsis:
What happens when you stop playing games?
Miranda Shane lives a quiet life among books and letters as a professor in a small upstate town. When the playing-by-the-rules poet throws out convention and begins to use a Scrabble board instead of paper to write, she sets off a chain of events that rattles her carefully planned world.
Her awakening propels her to take risks and seize chances she previously let slip by, including a game-changing offer from the man she let slip away. But when the revelation of an affair with a graduate student threatens the new life Miranda created, she is forced to decide between love or poetry.
This was a for sure 4 star read. I found Miranda to be a risk-taker once that Scrabble board came out. She spoke her mind, not caring what (or who) ended up in her wake. It’s almost as if the game woke that part of her personality up. What I loved was that it was her love of words that did it, not a man, even though romance readers will find plenty to love in this story.
With a storyline that takes the reader on a wild adventure, including a trip across the ocean, Brandi has fully developed characters with several surprises along the way. You’ll be cheering for Miranda to get the career and love life she’s always dreamed of.
About the author:
Brandi Megan Granett is an author, online English professor, and private writing mentor. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, Wales, an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, a Masters in Adult Education with an emphasis on Distance Education from Penn State University, and her BA from the University of Florida.
Granett is the author of My Intended (William Morrow, 2000). Her short fiction has appeared in Pebble Lake Review, Folio, Pleiades and other literary magazines, and is collected in the volume Cars and Other Things That Get Around. She also writes an author interview series for the Huffington Post.
When she is not writing or teaching or mothering, she is honing her archery skills. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and daughter.
Thank you to Brandi for the copy in exchange for an honest review.