Practically Ever After
Ever After Book Three
by Isabel Bandeira
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 12 Nov 2019 | Archive Date 28 Aug 2020
Ever practical Grace Correa has planned the perfect life.
She has Leia, the perfect girlfriend, amazing friends, is part of Pine Central’s glitterati, and has been accepted into her first-choice university guaranteeing one of the best paying jobs in the country. To Grace, life is an equation where everything can be perfectly calculated to ensure maximum success and the perfect future.
The problem is that life has a funny way of getting in the way of plans.
With high school rushing to an end, Grace’s plans start falling apart. The “piece of cake” final design project is anything but easy, everyone seems to need everything from her, her schedule is a mess, and after a massive fight, all signs say that breaking up with Leia is the practical choice for both of them. Especially since long distance college relationships never seem to last. Except…Grace starts to wonder for the first time in her life if she messed up her calculations.
What can a practical person do when love is the least practical choice?
Practically Ever After Review:
"The third entry in the Ever After series is full of charming, nuanced characters, most of all Grace, whose passions range from designing a rehabilitation glove that’s functional yet fashionable to teaching modern dance to adults. Most characters seem to be white, although naming conventions imply that Grace and her family might be Latinx and that some secondary characters are ethnically diverse. Grace’s relationship with Leia is embraced by everyone around them. A satisfying romance whose queer narrator possesses a desire to have it all." (Romance. 13-18) —Kirkus Reviews (Practically Ever After: Ever After Book Three)
Praise for the Ever After series:
“A deceptively important novel, Bookishly Ever After is lively and pivotal. You won’t find great social crises or powerful commentary on the state of mankind, but you’ll run face-first into your own teen self. The reflections and decisions arising from that encounter may be just as important as the most solemn nonfiction on the shelves today.” —Christian Science Monitor (Bookishly Ever After: Ever After Book One)
“It’s a song as old as rhyme, set in New Jersey this time… A sure crowd-pleaser for its intended romance-loving audience.” —Kirkus Reviews (Dramatically Ever After: Ever After Book Two)
Author attended BookExpo and signed sample chapters May 2019
Chosen as distributor (Independent Publisher's Group) Top Shelf pick for fall/winter 2019
Buttons and bookmark swag distributed
Printed ARCs sent to reivewers
Invited to submit for Stonewall Awards consideration
Book signings scheduled (in-person & virtual)