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From critically acclaimed author Stacey Lee, an evocative novel about a teen aroma-expert who uses her extra sensitive sense of smell to 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, 16-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.

©2016 Stacey Lee (P)2019 Tantor

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Mimosa is an 'aromateur,' a love witch who makes potions with her mother based on their extraordinarily sensitive noses. She had been homeschooled all her life, because making these love potions is an ancient and dying art that takes up most of her time. She convinces her mom to let her attend real high school on the condition that her work as an aromateur will not suffer. But then Mimosa accidentally mixes up her love potions and gives a dose meant for the school librarian to the mother of the hot soccer star. Oh yeah, she also does the one thing she is not supposed to do -- fall in love. I LOVE THIS BOOK. It was so quirky and honest and funny and magical and go read/listen to it now.

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