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Mercury in Retro Love [Kindle Edition]

Janie Emaus
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Young Adult Novel

A story about crushes, conflicts and astrological confusion.

Finally, after years of making love predictions for her friends, fifteen-year-old astrologer, Emma Seigel, sees a boyfriend in her future. But there’s one big problem. Mercury is heading for Retrograde in four weeks, and she sure knows what that means. It’s like an astrological PMS. A disastrous time to start a new relationship.

Using her school newspaper column, Emmastrology, she sets a plan in motion and within a week lands hottie Evan Randolph as her boyfriend. She’s a Taurus. He’s a Capricorn. Both earth signs. What could be more perfect? But is he as perfect as her prediction claims him to be? The stars are telling her it’s right. But her heart says it’s all wrong.

Everyday her feelings are growing stronger for someone else, a Leo, so totally not the sign for her. And to make matters even worse, Emma’s actions, caused by her unflinching belief in astrology, get her in trouble with her best friends in the whole world.

Time is running out. Can Emma straighten up this mess she’s in before Mercury goes Retrograde again?

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About the Author

As a little girl Janie would read newspaper articles out loud to her family and friends, incorporating them into the stories. By the time she was in junior high, she was creating plots and characters of her own. And has been writing ever since. She has published poetry, short stories, and worked as a ghostwriter. This is Janie’s first novel for teens. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband. You can visit her at

Product Details

  • File Size: 767 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1622370031
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press (May 27, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086VJZ1U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,288,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun summer read... June 15, 2012
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Emma, a 15-year old astrologer, is surprised when her own stars line up perfectly for love. But can she bag the boyfriend before Mercury goes retrograde -- an astrological event known for causing problems with communication? And is the boyfriend who looks perfect on paper really the right one for her? Mercury in Retro Love is an authentic, fun and frothy look at the uncertainty and angst of teen-love. Great characters in a fun story. Definitely better than the average YA novel and the astrology appears to be well-researched.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read! June 4, 2012
By Staci19
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Mercury in Retro Love is a great story. The book is lighthearted and fun and gives the reader a glimpse into the heart and mind of teenage girl. Janie Emaus just might be this generation's Judy Blume. I would highly recommend it to any girl (and her mother)looking for a good Summer read! I hope that Emaus comes out with another book soon!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Keeper! June 3, 2012
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Mercury in Retro Love is sweet, charming novel about friendships, family and first loves. Written in a light and humorous narrative voice, fifteen year-old Emma comes alive with her astrological insights and good intentions, keeping the pages turning to its satisfying finish. This book is a keeper!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this read. February 1, 2013
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What a fun frolic Mercury Retro Love is! A wonderful YA read that isn't just for your daughter. You won't regret picking up this little gem! Highly recommend!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mercury in Retro Love November 12, 2012
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A great read for middle and high school girls. As a much older girl, 66, Mercury in Retro Love was a fun trip down memory lane, with good advice tucked neatly into the story line. I especially liked that the characters came to their own awarenesses by understanding how their actions and words affected others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great teen romance! September 10, 2012
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I'm not the target audience for this book, but I read it during my summer holiday and was instantly transferred back to the agonising days of teenage angst. That may not be the most welcome feeling (who would want to go back to those times!?)- but it certainly helped me understand the sometimes bizarre logic of my own teenage daughter. In fact, she read it straight after me and loved it! Janie Emaus writes with a fun, deft touch and I loved the un-preachy way the book showed that the nicest guys aren't always the best looking!
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
My wife Annalee read this book and loved every page of it....the author seems to have a knack for communicating and sharing thoughts that most people cannot put into words, let... Read more
Published on August 26, 2012 by William Lovelace
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is in the Stars for Tweens
Mercury in Retro Love is a perfect gift for any tween. This charming, humorous YA novel takes a peek into first love wrapped up in true teenage struggle. Read more
Published on August 22, 2012 by Merrie Wycoff
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read For YA Reader of the Femine Gender
For anyone looking for a gift for a pre-teen or young teen-aged girl I highly recommend Mercury Retro Love by Janie Emaus, which I recently purchased for my granddaughter. Read more
Published on August 6, 2012 by sunnyfader
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Great book. Very well written. Highest recommendation. I hope she writes another soon. It is a sweet, beautiful story. I liked the astrological aspects workded in it.
Published on July 25, 2012 by Hewitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
This was a delightful, fun read that I could not put down. Emma is an adorable character and Janie was absolutely brilliant in the way she brought this story to life. Read more
Published on July 17, 2012 by KatMcD
5.0 out of 5 stars Teenage angst
I really enjoyed this teenage romance. We've all been there, trapped in Mercury Retrograde's mess, or fearing it's arrival and trying to get a jump start. Read more
Published on June 18, 2012 by Roben
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More About the Author

I believe that when the world is falling apart, we're just one laugh away from putting it together again.

Ever since I was little, I've had this outlook on life.

As a little girl I would read newspaper articles out loud to my family and friends, incorporating them into the stories, making them laugh. By the time I was in junior high, I was creating plots and characters of my own. And I have been a prolific writer ever since.

I blog frequently for In The Powder Room, The Huffington Post, Better After 50, Boomeon, HumorOutcasts and various other sites. and Generation Fabulous. I am proud to be named a 2013 BlogHer Voice of the Year.

To learn more about me, visit my blog and my website You can connect with me on Facebook and Twitter @Janie5010


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