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Review: Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

By Diana Tramontano

Nora Hamilton is a wife, mother, and screenwriter for the Hallmark Channel. When her marriage collapses and her life turns upside down, she looks to her writing as a way out. Her next script promises to become a big-screen hit, and is being filmed at her own house! Movie star Leo, playing the character loosely based on her ex, twists himself into her small-town life.

Just when things start to look good, Nora finds her heart shattered once again, but will it recover this time?

I absolutely loved this book! After Zibby raved about it, I knew I had to read it. This love story/writer’s saga was propulsive and emotional. I loved the romance and drama, but surprisingly found it so funny as well! It was the perfect summer read and just what I needed at the time. If you haven’t read it yet, you must! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Honestly, I’m hoping there’s a movie to come, but the book will always be my favorite.


Diana Tramontano is a graduate of The College of William & Mary, where she competed on the Division 1 swim team, and the post-grad publishing course at Columbia University. She is a consulting editor for Zibby Mag and the associate publicist at Zibby Books. She lives in New York City. Follow her Instagram account for more book reviews and recommendations: @99livesofabookgirl