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The Ballad of
Darcy & Russell

Out now!!

From New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson comes a sweeping romantic novel about love, fate...and that one night that can change everything.


Darcy believes in love at first sight.


Even though it’s never happened to her, she’s spent her whole life waiting for that perfect, magical moment. But right now, her life is anything but perfect. In the aftermath of a music festival, she’s stranded at a bus station until morning – the day before she leaves for college. Her phone is dead, she has no cash, and she’s convinced nothing good can come of this night…but then she meets Russell.


Russell. Cute and nice, funny and kind. She knows this is the moment – and the guy – she’s been waiting for. And they have until sunrise to walk, and talk, and connect.


Over the course of this one fateful night – filled with football field picnics, nightswimming, and escape-artist dogs – Darcy and Russell’s lives will change forever. They’ll discover things they never imagined about each other – and about themselves. 


But can you really know someone after only a handful of hours? Is it possible to fall in love in just one day?


And is it worth saying hello…when you know you’re destined for a goodbye?




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New York Times bestselling author of books for kids and teens

Morgan Matson was born in New York City and grew up there and in Greenwich, Connecticut. She attended Occidental College as a theater major, but halfway through, switched her focus to writing and never looked back. She received an MFA in Writing for Children from the New School, and then a second MFA in Screenwriting from USC.

She currently lives in Los Angeles with her rescue terrier, Murphy, in a house with blue floors that’s overflowing with books.

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