Today I’m delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for the lovely and heartwarming You, Me & Mr. Blue Sky by wife and husband writing team Elisa Lorello and Craig Lancaster. Thank you to the fabulous Tracy Fenton for inviting me to take part in this tour.
About the book:
Is love a choice, or is it fate?
Jo-Jo Middlebury is done with love. Linus Travers wants one more shot at it. Mr. Blue Sky, their 1970s-loving guardian angel, offers perspective on both when he’s not busy diving into reruns of “Happy Days” and “Barney Miller.”
Linis can save Jo-Jo’s business, but Jo-Jo makes it clear she needs no one to rescue her, least of all him. Add to that an ex-fiancé with a change of heart, a single mom who wants a good time, and a married couple who’ve blurred the boundaries of their respective friendships with Linus and Jo-Jo.
All the while, Mr. Blue Sky observes, explains and ever-so-gently interacts.
Written by wife-husband novelists Elisa Lorello and Craig Lancaster, You, Me & Mr. Blue Sky is a warm-hearted, humorous dive into the depths of love and the mysteries of how two people find their way to each other.
About the authors:
Between them, Craig Lancaster and Elisa Lorello have written more than 20 books. Craig is the author of the popular series of Edward Stanton novels, while Elisa is the bestselling author of the Faking It series. They’re married and live in Maine. You, Me & Mr. Blue Sky is their first novel together.
As a fan of Craig Lancaster’s previous work (especially his Edward Stanton series) I jumped at the chance to read this collaboration between Craig and his wife and writing partner, Elisa Lorello. You, Me & Mr. Blue Sky is a quirky, romantic comedy about love, life and relationships that I fell in love with from the very first page.
Linus Travers is a character I warmed to from the start. He is warm, funny, slightly awkward and (according to some people) just “too nice”. On the other hand, Jo-Jo Middlebury is prickly from the outset and is at times frustratingly difficult to like, although I did warm to her as the story progressed.
A chance encounter at their mutual friends New Year’s Eve party sends their lives colliding in ways they could never have expected. Recently divorced Linus is ready to find love again and finds himself falling for Jo-Jo instantly. She, however, has just split from her fiancé, Rex, and is done with romance for good.
But then in comes Mr. Blue Sky, a kind of guardian angel who is watching over them from above, who very gently steers Linus and Jo-Jo in the right direction. Mr. Blue Sky brings a unique wit and wisdom to the story all of his own, and is the third narrator of this gorgeous tale, with the other chapters told from the alternating points of view of Linus and Jo-Jo.
What follows is a beautifully written and moving story that is filled with humour and heart. It has a depth of emotion that takes it beyond the lightness of a romantic comedy and into something much deeper. With characters you quickly come to care about, this is a book that I did not want to end.
A lovely, heartwarming story that I highly recommend.
Although already a fan of Craig Lancaster’s work, this is the first book I’ve read by Elisa Lorello, but it definitely won’t be my last. I look forward to reading whatever Craig and Elisa come up with in the future, both separate and together.
You, Me & Mr Blue Sky is available to buy now: Amazon UK