The Secret of a Heart Note
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The Secret of a Heart Note


An evocative novel about a teen aroma expert who uses her extrasensitive sense of smell to mix perfumes that help others fall in love while protecting her own heart at all costs

Sometimes love is right under your nose. As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, sixteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of weeding, mixing love elixirs, and matchmaking—all while remaining incurably alone. For Mim, the rules are clear: falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school experience with friends, sports practices, debate club, and even a boyfriend. But when she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the lovesick woman’s son, the school soccer star, to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that falling in love isn’t always a choice you can make.

At once hopeful, funny, and romantic, Stacey Lee’s The Secret of a Heart Note is a richly evocative coming-of-age story that gives a fresh perspective on falling in love and finding one’s place in the world.

Title:The Secret of a Heart Note
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:384 pages

    The Secret of a Heart Note Reviews

  • Sarah
    Sep 29, 2016

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Love witches can’t love.” This was a YA magical realism story, abou...

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    Mar 19, 2015

    The Secret of a Heart Note is everything I wanted in a book. It’s the perfect read for To All the Boys I’ve Loved You fans.  It’s incredibly difficult to find a light book about people of color...

  • Jacqueline
    Jan 14, 2017

    4/5 starsVideo Review: this being my first Stacey Lee book I was ecstatic to read it since I have heard nothing but wonderful things about her other works....

  • T (novelparadise)
    Jan 08, 2017

    Actual rating: 5 This was my first 5 star read of 2017 and it was really enjoyable! This was my first Stacey Lee book and it certainly won't be my last. I loved Lee's writing style and the way she c...

  • Stacee
    Dec 09, 2016

    I downloaded this on a whim, but wasn't quite sure what to expect. I loved Mim. She's smart and well meaning and probably one of the most genuine MC's I've read before. I loved being in her head. Ther...

  • Alexa
    Feb 18, 2016

    4.75 stars. You know when you read a book that just makes you feel all warm and wonderful on the inside? That leaves you with an ear to ear grin when you finish? That was this book for me. I fell in l...

  • Fiderly
    Feb 18, 2017

    Finally got around to immersing myself into this novel. I loved it so much! All the diverse characters, the scent descriptions, botanical details, the plot everything. I loved every bit of this book a...

  • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
    Feb 25, 2016

    Mim and her mother are the last two aromateurs on Earth. They use their divine sense of smell to mix love potions for other people. But Mim starts to fall in love and that is forbidden because she cou...

  • YA Wednesdays
    Nov 29, 2016

    In the world of The Secret of a Heart Note, an aromateur is a love witch who works with scents to create the perfect combination of scents that make people fall in love. They are hired by those seekin...

  • Cookie
    Jan 01, 2017

    What a cute novel! Totally worth the late night reading.4 stars, thoughts to come....