Melissa See, author of You, Me, and Our Heartstrings has a new LGBTQIA+ romance story, Love Letters for Joy arriving on June 6th.

From author of You, Me, and Our Heartstrings comes a new LGBTQIA+ romance story, Love Letters for Joy. Melissa See continues to provide readers with heartwarming stories that will appeal to a community of teens who are too often overlooked, especially in the romance category. Readers who want their love stories told, and who want to see characters with disabilities celebrate love, joy, and quintessential teen experiences.

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‘Love Letters for Joy’ Plot:

Less than a year away from graduation, seventeen-year-old Joy is too busy overachieving to be worried about relationships. She’s determined to be Caldwell Prep’s first disabled valedictorian. And she only has one person to beat, her academic rival Nathaniel.

But it’s senior year and everyone seems to be obsessed with pairing up. One of her best friends may be developing feelings for her and the

other uses Caldwell’s anonymous love-letter writer to snag the girl of her dreams. Joy starts to wonder if she has missed out on a quintessential high school experience. She is asexual, but that’s no reason she can’t experience first love, right?

She writes to Caldwell Cupid to help her sort out these new feelings and, over time, finds herself falling for the mysterious voice behind the letters. But falling in love might mean risking what she wants most, especially when the letter-writer turns out to be the last person she would ever expect.

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Melissa See, Credit: Cara Liebowitz

Melissa See is a disabled author of young adult contemporary romances. When not writing, she can be found reading, baking, or curled up with her cat, most likely watching anime or 90 Day Fiancé. She currently lives in the New York countryside. You, Me, and Our Heartstrings is her debut novel. Love Letters for Joy is now available for pre-order ahead of its June 6th release date!

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