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Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships

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Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships by Sarah Grunder Ruiz
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Nov 23, 2021 | ISBN 9780593456927 | 610 Minutes

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Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships is a delightful love story about setting and settling goals, about the journeys of the heart, and about how you have to let go of the past in order to move forward.  You’ll be rooting for Jo from the first page.”—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways
 
This book is a love letter to letting yourself feel your feelings instead of pushing them away, or pushing away those who want to love you through it. Sweet, beachy, and emotional, you will want to read this one with a box of tissues.”—Sarah Hogle, author of Twice Shy
 
“Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships is funny, touching, swoony, and brimming with heart. Sarah Grunder Ruiz writes characters you’ll cheer for and fall in love with, and leaves you wanting more.”—Trish Doller, author of Float Plan

“I laughed, I cried, and I became super invested in Jo’s delightfully slow burn romance with the single dad known as Hot Yacht Chef. This is the perfect beach read, as long as your beach bag contains a box of tissues.”—Kerry Winfrey, author of Very Sincerely Yours

Charming and hopeful, with a tenderness that underscores every scene. I adored headstrong, secretly vulnerable Jo, her chaotic teenage nieces, and Hot Yacht Chef, all of them beautifully written, fully realized characters trying to make sense of their own heartbreak. This debut is utterly irresistible—the kind of book that’s impossible not to hug to your chest after finishing.”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk

Sarah Grunder Ruiz’s Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships is a book with enormous heart, and one that balances family grief with truly delightful witty banter. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me swoon from all the delicious pining between Jo and Alex. It’s a wonderful debut, and I can’t wait to read more from her.”—Olivia Dade, author of Spoiler Alert

“Sometimes hilarious, sometimes devastating, and always heartwarming, Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships is an amazing debut about picking up the pieces after loss. With a complicated (but ultimately loving) family, fully realized friends, and a very handsome chef, this beautiful book shows how being generous with your heart can help mend it. I loved it!”—Farah Heron, author of Accidentally Engaged

“Ruiz captures the complexities of grief and guilt through many different lenses…and tackles them all with sensitivity and skill. Readers are sure to fall for this heartwarming and emotional novel.”–Kirkus (starred review)

“Ruiz debuts with a touching, hilarious rom-com that finds Florida yacht steward Jo Walker striving to cross 30 items off her bucket list by her 30th birthday…The sunny setting; chaste, endearing romance; and heartwarming themes of familial devotion will leave readers hungry for more from Ruiz.”–Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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