Ann Aguirre has given us delightful stories like Boss Witch and Witch, Please. Now she’s got another book brewing that’s sure to be a hit. In The Only Purple House in Town, Aguirre tells the story of a woman known as the family “chaos bunny” who reconnects with her first crush, Eli, when he rents a room from her newly-inherited B&B.
Aguirre has a knack for creating characters who balance whimsy and chaos. They’re not outcasts but they’ve never quite fit in with the rest of the crowd, and that’s what makes them so special.
The Only Purple House in Town has all the elements of a classic Ann Aguirre story, and with a mysterious house full of equally mysterious guests, well, it sounds like a real treat.
From the back cover:
“Iris Collins is the messy one in her family. The ‘chaos bunny’. Her sisters are all wildly successful, while she can’t balance her budget for a single month. It’s no wonder she’s in debt to her roommates. When she unexpectedly inherits a house from her great aunt, her plan to turn it into a B&B fails—as most of her plans do. She winds up renting rooms like a Victorian spinster, collecting other lost souls…and not all of them are ‘human.’
“Eli Reese grew up as the nerdy outcast in school, but got rich designing apps. Now he’s successful by any standards. But he’s never had the same luck in finding a community or people who understand him. Over the years, he’s never forgotten his first crush, so when he spots her at a café, he takes it as a sign. Except then he gets sucked into the Iris-verse and somehow ends up renting one of her B&B rooms. As the days pass, Eli grows enchanted by the misfit boarders staying in the house…and even more so by Iris. Could Eli have finally found a person and a place to call ‘home’?”
Be sure to pre-order The Only Purple House In Town so you can start reading it right away when it comes out on July 11, 2023!