NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT: Author Annabel Monaghan in Conversation with Karen Dukess


June 16, 2022 - 7:00pm

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Please join us on Thursday, June 16th, 2022 at 7:00 PM Pacific Time for a discussion of NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT with author Annabel Monaghan in conversation with Karen Dukess (author of THE LAST BOOK PARTY).

Our discussion will be webcast on Zoom at and on Facebook Live at

You can order a print copy of NORA GOES OFF SCRIPT at, or in audiobook from, GGP's audiobook partner, at You can order THE LAST BOOK PARTY at

Staff Reviews


I ABSOLUTELY loved this book! 

Nora writes scripts for movies on the romance channel-until her life blows up, her self-centered husband walks out leaving her with a mountain of debt and two kids to raise. She then writes a script about her life and it becomes a big budget film starring two of Hollywoods best. When they arrive for a two day shoot she doesn’t expect to find an obvious spark with star Leo Vance who’s life is at a crossroads also.

Can they overcome their baggage to find what they’re both looking for? 

— Kathleen



Evvie Drake Starts Over meets Beach Read in this heartwarming and hilarious novel about a divorced romance channel screenwriter whose script about her marriage’s collapse just might help her reclaim her life and find love.

Nora’s life is about to get a rewrite…
Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same.
The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He’ll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it’s the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it’s the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.
Filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, Nora Goes Off Script is the best kind of love story—the real kind where love is complicated by work, kids, and the emotional baggage that comes with life. For Nora and Leo, this kind of love is bigger than the big screen.


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