I Wanted You To Know
The utterly beautiful, heartbreaking book club pick from Laura Pearson
by Laura Pearson
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Pub Date 10 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 09 Oct 2023
When Jess gives birth to Edie, it’s the happiest day of her life. She knows, from the moment her little girl’s hand grasps her finger, that her daughter owns her heart, completely and utterly. And even though Edie’s father has left them, and single motherhood isn’t easy, her beautiful, innocent child brings her untold joy.
But then Jess receives a diagnosis that changes everything. Edie’s life – that is just beginning – is interrupted by worried looks, heavy conversations. And Jess must face the possibility of leaving her daughter to grow up without her.
Propelled by a ticking clock, Jess knows what she has to do. She begins to put pen to paper, to tell her daughter everything she might need to know.
How to love, how to lose, how to forgive, and, most importantly, how to live when you never know how long you have…Readers love Laura Pearson:
‘Gorgeous… Tender and beautiful… As hopeful as it is heart-breaking… I loved it.’ Amy Beashel, author
‘Wow. Seriously. Just beautiful. So many wonderful elements… Such a unique angle… So many memorable characters… Beautiful and utterly affecting.’ Louise Beech, author
‘Be still my beating heart. I’ve smiled and I’ve cried and everything in between. Most importantly I’ve learned… I’d give it 10 stars if I could.’ Nicki’s Book Blog
‘This beautifully written story of friendship, love, loss and second chances captured my heart… Leaves you feeling warm, hopeful, and satisfied.’ Lisa Timoney, author
‘Such a treat!… Just beautiful… If you’re looking for a charming, warm and moving read, this is the book you need. A beautifully written story about love and longing, and a poignant reminder that it’s never too late to follow your heart.’ Holly Miller, author
‘I adored it. Laura has written a heartbreakingly beautiful story about love in all its different forms. (And she made me cry again, of course). Bravo.’ Nikki Smith, author
‘Well, I finished this in the same 24 hours as I started it. Oh… what a beautiful story and an amazing cast of characters. Poignant and inspiring!’ Jennie Godfrey, author
‘Such a poignant story. Brought a lump to my throat in many places.’ Karen Angelico, author
‘What a beautiful book about truth, love, relationships and how it's never too late to follow your heart… Moving, funny and emotionally clever. Highly recommend!’ Alison Stockham, author