On February 2, New York Times and international bestselling author Laura Taylor Namey revealed through Twitter the cover to her YA companion / spin-off novel to A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea And Tomorrow which is titled, A British Girl’s Guide To Hurricanes And Heartbreak, releasing fall 2023!
Set a few years after Cuban Girl’s Guide, it follows Orion Maxwell’s younger sister Flora as she heads to Miami after the passing of her mother, in addition her family’s recommendations she apply to university and take up a larger role in the tea-shop business.
After escaping to Miami for the summer to visit her long-time friend Gordon and get away from her “hurricane” of emotions, Flora finds her heart conflicted when she’s also caught in the flashbulb of Miami Cuban influencer Baz Marín who also shares her love for photography.
A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea And Tomorrow has wrapped on filming for it’s YA adaptation starring Maia Reficco (PLL: Original Sin) and Kit Connor (Heartstopper), which initially took place in Yorkshire, England during August of 2022. No word yet on a release date or streaming service that will acquire the film from ACE Entertainment and TeaShop Films. Namey’s novel was also a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick during 2020.
Cover designer is Karyn Lee and illustrator is Andi Porretta.
In this highly anticipated companion to the New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club YA Pick A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, Flora Maxwell heads to Miami to find a path for her future . . . and finds her heart along the way.
Winchester has always been home for Flora, but when her mother dies, Flora feels untethered. Her family expects her to apply to university and take a larger role in their tea-shop business, but Flora isn’t so sure. More than ever, she’s the chaotic ‘hurricane’ in her household, and she doesn’t always know how to manage her stormy emotions. So she decides to escape to Miami without telling anyone –especially her longtime friend Gordon Wallace.
But Flora’s tropical change of scenery doesn’t cast away her self-doubt. When it comes to university, she has no idea which passions she should follow. That’s also true in romance. Flora’s summer abroad lands her in the flashbulb world of teen influencer Baz Marín, a Miami Cuban who shares her love for photography. But Flora’s more conflicted than ever when she begins to see future architect Gordon in a new light.
A British Girl’s Guide To Hurricanes And Heartbreak by Laura Taylor Namey is set to be released September 26, 2023!