Sunday, May 18, 2014

Aloha to Linda Yellin and WHAT NORA KNEW


This cover reminds me of my recent trip to NYC.   It suggests romance is in the air ...

Molly Hallberg is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family's Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly's been on staff for an online magazine, covering all the wacky assignments. She's snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with the Rockettes, and posed nude for a Soho art studio.

Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-year old chiropractor. He's comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance in the style of Nora Ephron, she flunks out big-time. She can't recognize romance. And she can't recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. But with wit, charm, whip-smart humor, and Nora Ephron's romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart and suppress her cynicism in this bright, achingly funny novel.

I am giving away a print copy of WHAT NORA KNEW to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,  

1.  Do you have a favorite Nora Ephron movie?  Here's a list at this link.

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, May 24, 10 pm in Baltimore. 

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 25.  


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Learn more about Linda and her books at

View from the Empire State Building ... an inspiration to Nora Ephron.


  1. Sleepless in Seattle is my fav by her.

  2. When Harry met Sally - very memorable lol.

  3. Sleepless in Seattle for me.

  4. Sleepless in Seattle and Julie & Julia.

  5. It's a tossup for me: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail.

  6. I adore Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks and Billy Crystal romantic comedies!! Somy favorite(s) would be When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail.

  7. Sleepless in Seattle :) What a classic! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love Julie and Julia.

    Marcy Shuler

  9. So hard to choose with so many great movies! Sleepless in Seattle is one of my favorites.

  10. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY is a great favorite.

  11. Sleepless in Seattle is my favorite.