The Look of Love (Paperback)

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Another great read from Sarah Jio! This time, the entire story takes place in the present. Jane has never been lucky in love, and has also had vision problems her whole life. A strange birthday card informs Jane that she has the ability to see love, and must identify the six types of love before her next birthday. In the middle of Jane's story, we also learn about the love she witnesses around her. The Look of Love is a poignant, and touching love story. Jio's storytelling take a huge step forward with this book. Her characters are always engaging, but the reader will really ache and swoon with each person as they experience love. I especially loved the allusions to Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now that bookend the story.

— John


From the New York Times bestselling author of Always and Blackberry Winter, and inspired by the classic song, the magical story of a woman who can see true love--but will she find it for herself?

"Jio has become one of the most-read women in America."--Woman's World

Born during a Christmas blizzard, Jane Williams receives a rare gift: the ability to see true love. Jane has emerged from an ailing childhood a lonely, hopeless romantic when, on her twenty-ninth birthday, a mysterious greeting card arrives, specifying that Jane must identify the six types of love before the full moon following her thirtieth birthday, or face grave consequences. When Jane falls for a science writer who doesn't believe in love, she fears that her fate is sealed.

About the Author

Sarah Jio is the #1 international, New York Times, and USA Today bestselling author of eight novels. She is also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Cooking Light, Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR's Morning Edition, appearing as a commentator. Jio lives in Seattle with her three young boys.

Praise For…

Praise for Blackberry Winter

“Sarah Jio's writing is exquisite and engrossing.” —Elin Hilderbrand, bestselling author of Silver Girl

“A Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2012 ... This novel will enchant Jio's fans and make them clamor for her next offering.” —Kirkus

"Terrific ... compelling ... An intoxicating blend of mystery, history and romance, this book is hard to put down."  —REAL SIMPLE

"Engaging ... enticing ... [A] fascinating exploration of love, loss, scandal, and redemption." —Publisher's Weekly

Praise for The Violets of March:

Library Journal Best of 2011: Core Fiction

“Feed the kids before you settle in with journalist Sarah Jio’s engrossing first novel, The Violets of March. This mystery-slash-love story will have you racing to the end—cries of ‘Mom, I’m hungry!’ be damned.” —Redbook

“A gem . . . True escape fiction that can take you away.” —WGBH-TV 

Praise for The Bungalow

Pulpwood Queens Book Club, Official Selection 2012

“A heartfelt, engaging love story set against the fascinating backdrop of the War in the Pacific.” —Kristin Hannah, author of Home Front

“Unabashedly romantic . . . thanks to Jio’s deft handling of her plot and characters. Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy this gentle historical love story.” —Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780142180532
ISBN-10: 014218053X
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
Pages: 304
Language: English