Pub Date 30 Oct 2018
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If you could wish one thing for your daughter, what would it be?
Jenny lost her beloved mother as a teenager. As a parting gift her mother left a bundle of letters, one for each significant day of Jenny’s future. First date, first broken heart, wedding day, when she becomes a mother…
But now Jenny is in her late twenties, and while at the hospital where she works she helps other women start families every day, she still hasn’t opened the letter for the day she meets the love of her life, let alone the one for having a baby.
And Jenny is still writing back:
I’m sorry I don’t love cycling.
I’m sorry I don’t always dream about you.
I’m sorry the last thing I whispered in your ear was, ‘can I stay up late?’ when it should have been ‘I love you’.
When a case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected friendship with Helen, a kindly shopkeeper in her fifties, the bond growing between them makes Jenny wonder: she treasures her mother’s words more than anything, but are they keeping her stuck in the past?
Can we ever heal from a loss that cuts so deep? Can Jenny find a way to let go, and start living life to the full, as her mother truly wanted?
An absolutely unforgettable book-club read that will break your heart. If you love Jojo Moyes, Cecelia Ahern and Nancy Thayer you will love this unputdownable page-turner.
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'Made me sob my heart out… You'll need to grab a box of tissues… one of the most captivating, beautiful, and flawlessly written books I think I have ever read… PERFECTLY perfect in every way.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘I am not going to lie, but I sobbed in this book. Not just a little trickle of tears, I sobbed... God, I loved this book!... I feel like I have made new friends… I cried with them, laughed with them, cheered with them and my heart broke with them.’ Zoo Loo Book Blog, 5 stars
‘An emotional journey filled with tears of happiness and sadness.' B for Book Review,5 stars
'A story of love, life and family… a rollercoaster of emotions… would make a perfect summer read, in fact a perfect anytime read!' Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘This book was so good... a good beach read or a book club choice... Grabbed my attention from page one.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Perfect for reading by the pool, cocktail in hand.’ Rosanna Ley, bestselling author of The Villa
‘An emotional and touching story.’ Keeper Bookshelf, 5 stars
‘A gripping story, would love to read more books from the author... Excellent read.’ 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer