When You Get the Chance: A Novel (Hardcover)

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When You Get the Chance: A Novel (Hardcover)

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“This book was so much fun! I have been humming and singing musicals since I started reading this fun romance à la Mama Miaand Buona Sera. Great romance with lots of great friendships and heart. Loved it!”
— Jenny Cole, Page 2 Books, Burien, WA

Staff Reviews


Millie's summer is turned upside down when she finds her father's old Livejournal that hints at her absent mother's identity. Already obsessed with Mamma Mia! and all things Broadway, Millie tracks down three women and wedges herself into their lives. With a great cast of secondary characters and a slow-burn romance, Millie's journey of self-discovery and growth is a delightful read.

— Chelsea

Most Anticipated Books of 2022 by: Goodreads * Buzzfeed * Bustle * Marie Claire * PopSugar * USA Today * Publishers Weekly * Frolic * The Nerd Daily * Epic Reads * The Young Folks * Book Riot * Young Entertainment * E! News * The Oakland Post * LitReactor * Pop Enquirer

A bighearted novel about falling in love, making a mess, and learning to let go, from Emma Lord, the New York Times bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon YA Book Club pick You Have a Match.


**An Indie Next Pick**


Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream of becoming a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super introverted dad, who raised Millie alone since she was a baby. Not her drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension. And not her “Millie Moods,” the feelings of intense emotion that threaten to overwhelm. Millie needs an ally. And when an accidentally left-open browser brings Millie to her dad’s embarrassingly moody LiveJournal from 2003, Millie knows just what to do—find her mom.

But how can you find a new part of your life and expect it to fit into your old one without leaving any marks? And why is it that when you go looking for the past, it somehow keeps bringing you back to what you’ve had all along?

PRAISE FOR EMMA LORD:

"Brimming with energy, rapid-fire banter, and affectionate theater references, this memorable Mamma Mia! retelling...thoughtfully pays homage while skillfully modernizing it for today’s readers." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Chock-full of musical theater references and humor, the novel includes high-stakes emotional drama that is balanced by supportive friendships and strong, deep family connections...An entertaining personal journey with plot twists galore." - Kirkus Reviews

Emma Lord (she/her) is a digital media editor and writer living in New York City, where she spends whatever time she isn't writing either running or belting show tunes in community theater. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in psychology and a minor in how to tilt your computer screen so nobody will notice you updating your fan fiction from the back row. She was raised on glitter, a whole lot of love, and copious amounts of grilled cheese. Her books include Tweet Cute, You Have a Match, and When You Get the Chance.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250783349
ISBN-10: 1250783348
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English

Praise for When You Get the Chance:

"A shot of joy in book form." - Marie Claire

"Chock-full of musical theater references and humor, the novel includes high-stakes emotional drama that is balanced by supportive friendships and strong, deep family connections...An entertaining personal journey with plot twists galore." - Kirkus Reviews

" A fully joyful story...Readers who love the theater—musical or not—and anyone craving a happily ever after will want Millie to take a series of curtain calls." -Booklist

"With the perfect mix of a bubbly drama queen protagonist that will steal your heart and a delicious rivals-to-lovers romance with a Broadway twist on top, Lord proves herself to be a necessary staple in the YA contemporary genre with When You Get the Chance—a fresh, uplifting voice that invokes excitement of what’s yet to come!" -The Nerd Daily

"Brimming with energy, rapid-fire banter, and affectionate theater references, this memorable Mamma Mia! retelling by Lord (Tweet Cute) explores the meaning of family." -Publishers Weekly, starred

"An exuberant celebration...this gender-bent Mamma Mia! retelling is a touching exploration of what family really looks like, and a powerful reminder that sometimes everything we need is already right in front of us." - BookPage

"Full of Lord’s characteristic quick wit and delightful banter, and the rivals-to-romance development between Millie and Oliver is the stuff great rom-coms are made of." - School Library Journal

"Lord's stories are always bursting with charming characters and wit, against a backdrop of real life relatable issues." - The Young Folks

"Lord’s latest expertly and thoughtfully touches on what it means to be family, mental health, love and friendships, and, of course, musical theater. Trust me when I tell you that you’re going to want to rewatch Mamma Mia when you finish." - Buzzfeed

"A rich and rewarding experience for anyone looking for a light read that delivers dimension...if you’re looking for a new author obsession this year, look no further." - Fangirlish


Praise for You Have a Match:

"Heartfelt and engaging, You Have a Match is a masterclass on love in all its forms." —Sophie Gonzales, author of Only Mostly Devastated and Perfect on Paper

"A bright summer tale of connection and self-discovery." - Booklist

"
I absolutely adored this book!” —Annie Carl, The Neverending Bookshop, Edmonds, WA, ABA Winter Pick

Praise for Tweet Cute:

"From meme wars to social media marketing, Lord accurately depicts various sides of today's online culture. Amid all the digital hoopla is an engaging story about family loyalty and pursuing one's own passions. ... A just-right combination of sweet and cheesy." - Kirkus

"A precursor to the way teen love stories will be told for years to come." - Booklist

"Lord’s snappy debut features a strong contemporary beat and a host of sympathetic characters." - Publishers Weekly

"Filled with humor, heart, and a dose of social media reality...debut author Lord packs a punch in this adorably fun novel." - School Library Journal

"Gossip Girl meets Mean Girls mixed with To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before with a touch of You’ve Got Mail. It’s basically impossible not to like." - Hypable on Tweet Cute

"Sweet and fun! An adorable debut that updates a classic romantic trope with a buzzy twist." - Jenn Bennett, author of Alex, Approximately and Serious Moonlight

“A witty rom-com reinvention for the Twitter age, Tweet Cute pairs delicious online rivalry with deeply relatable insights on family pressure and growing up. This fresh, funny read had us hitting ‘favorite’ from page one.” --- Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Always Never Yours and If I’m Being Honest

"Tweet Cute delivers in every possible way: a perfect enemies-to-lovers romance, a whip-smart plotline, and endearingly real characters. I devoured it.” - Francesca Zappia, author of Eliza and Her Monsters

“A hilarious and adorable rom-com with a spot-on teen voice and characters whose vulnerability and open hearts will make them feel like lifelong friends. Readers will be cheering for Pepper and Jack from beginning to end… and waiting with anticipation for them to fall in love.” -Kacen Callender, author of This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story and Stonewall Award-winning novel Hurricane Child

"Take it from a rom-com fanatic: “Tweet Cute” will make your heart feel warm. It is, in a word, delicious. Emma Lord is an exciting new voice in YA and romance, and this book has me on the edge of my seat waiting for the chance to read whatever she cooks up next." - Alanna Bennett, culture writer and writer for Roswell, New Mexico

"Not only is this book a page turner, but you will fall in love with every character you meet." - Seattle Times