Recommended Reading | A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams is such a beautiful book to behold in both the month of love AND a leap year!

This book introduces us to unconventional Ricki Wilde, the youngest of 4 sisters, and the black sheep of the family. While the other three sisters follow the proverbial rules to a "T" and each contribute to running the family funeral business, Ricki longs to do her own thing. Doing her own thing leads this Georgia Peach to Harlem to open her own florist shop and bask in the rich history of the Harlem Renaissance.

By some twist of fate (and impractical magic), Ricki finds herself familiar with one Ezra "Breeze" Walker, who also left the south for bright lights in the big city of Harlem. Through music, florals, and the mysterious + magical Harlem backdrop. Ricki and Ezra connect in ways that seem impossible at first glance. But with magical realism, colorful characters, and a whimsical setting, A Love Song for Ricki Wilde gives us a love story that truly stands the test of time and mortality.

I absolutely enjoyed experiencing this book. It is one readers will feel, hear, smell, and maybe even taste. I can definitely see it in my mind's eye long after finishing it. Tia Williams did not disappoint in introducing me to characters I won't soon forget, either. Tuesday was the coolest bestie ever and Ms. Della reminded me of my own grandmother. I also appreciated the brief cameo from my favorites, Eva, Audre, and Shane.

If you're reading this, I hope you're able to experience A Love Song for Ricki Wilde soon! Thank you to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for the eARC.

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