Shauna Robinson and Kelly Harms for MUST LOVE BOOKS

Loyalty is thrilled to celebrate the release of Must Love Books with Shauna Robinson and Kelly Harms! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice or you can order the book below to be added to the event's registration list. Donations will go to BLM DC. There will also be an option to snag the book during the event. 


"A heartfelt and exciting debut...a wise and honest story of how it feels to be a young woman in search of yourself."—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Malibu Rising

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill meets Younger in a heartfelt debut following a young woman who discovers she'll have to ditch the "dream job" and write her own story to find her happy ending.

Meet Nora Hughes—the overworked, underpaid, last bookish assistant standing. At least for now.

When Nora landed an editorial assistant position at Parsons Press, it was her first step towards The Dream Job. Because, honestly, is there anything dreamier than making books for a living? But after five years of lunch orders, finicky authors, and per my last emails, Nora has come to one grand conclusion: Dream Jobs do not exist.

With her life spiraling and the Parsons staff sinking, Nora gets hit with even worse news. Parsons is cutting her already unlivable salary. Unable to afford her rent and without even the novels she once loved as a comfort, Nora decides to moonlight for a rival publisher to make ends meet...and maybe poach some Parsons' authors along the way.

But when Andrew Santos, a bestselling Parsons author no one can afford to lose is thrown into the mix, Nora has to decide where her loyalties lie. Her new Dream Job, ever-optimistic Andrew, or...herself and her future.

Your next book club read touching on mental health, happiness, and the peaks and perils of being a young woman just trying to figure it all out. Nora Hughes is the perfect heroine for anyone looking to get past their own chapter twenty-something and build their storybook life.

"A tender reflection on finding your person while you're still desperately searching for yourself."—KJ Dell'Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters

"A book for book lovers... It's impossible not to root for Nora!"—Jesse Q. Sutanto, National Bestselling author of Dial A for Aunties


Shauna Robinson's love of books led her to try a career in publishing before deciding she'd rather write books instead. Originally from San Diego, she now lives in Virginia with her husband and their sleepy greyhound. Shauna is an introvert at heart—she spends most of her time reading, baking, and figuring out the politest way to avoid social interaction. Must Love Books is her debut novel.


Kelly Harms is the Amazon Charts, Washington Post, and USA Today bestselling author of five books, including The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, a Goodreads top ten fiction book of the year and a WFWA STAR Award finalist. Her work has been translated into a dozen languages throughout the world. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her clever son, Griffin; charming Irishman Chris; and Scout, the best dog in dogtown. For more information visit

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Event date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 8:00pm
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ISBN: 9781728240732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - January 18th, 2022

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ISBN: 9781542027090
Availability: Special Order
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ISBN: 9781542040570
Availability: Not In Store - Available to Special Order
Published: Lake Union Publishing - May 1st, 2019