Matilda (Tilly) Frost, has writing in her bones in her body. Her grandmother is the famous writer Frost and Tilly learnt everything she knows about writing from her. She is use to helping her grandmother doing things like research for her novels, or editing passages but all of a sudden, Tilly is thrown into the deep end when she challenged to write Frosts next novel.
There is one problem, Tilly who is still in school, has yet to experience falling in love and you have to write about what you know. How can she write a romance novel when she hasn’t gone through it herself? Determined to not fail at the task ahead of her, Tilly sets out to find love but as we always know life doesn’t always work out the way you want it too.
A huge reason why I fell in love with the book is because of the characters Katy created. I found so much of myself within Tilly, from her love of books, her empathy, her feelings towards the opposite sex and her friendships. She doesn’t let her grandmothers fame goes to her head which I love.
I also really liked the portrayal of Tilly’s relationship with her grandmother. I am lucky enough to be close to both of my grandmothers and they are at an age now where I can see their health deteriorating which makes me emotional whenever I think about it.
Throughout the book, you also find out the other family dynamics within the frost family and how love plays a huge part in there everyday life. Some of my favourite scenes are when the family are house and you see some familiar family encounters which made me smile and reminded me of similar experiences with my family.
If you have read any of Katy Cannon’s book, you know she has a way of making you feel all the emotions. You end up heavily invested in the people within the pages you’re ages and this was no exception. I read it so quickly because I could not wait to figure out what happened to Tilly. Did she write the book? Does she end up falling in love? Why does her grandmother ask her to write it in the first place? At the same time, when I finished the last page, my heart ached. I literally wanted it to carry on. I was so invested in Tilly’s life, I wanted to find out what happened next.
A book full of love and romance, How to write a love story is a perfect summer read, but do not be fooled, it has a bit more grit an depth than originally meets the eye which is why I loved it.