The Missing Piece
by Catherine Miller
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Pub Date 28 Oct 2020 | Archive Date 28 Oct 2020
Broken Heart Syndrome: A sudden and acute form of heart failure, brought on by emotional or physical distress.
After years of studying cardiac medicine, thirty-one-year-old Keisha knows the heart inside out. She knows the average heartrate for each age group, she can name every valve, and she can tell you exactly how much blood it pumps daily.
The one thing she doesn’t know is how to fall in love. And nor does she want to. The secret her tattoo covers is a reminder that the best way to protect a heart is to never let it feel in the first place…
Seventy-nine-year-old Clive is Subject Five in Keisha’s latest research project. He’s been in love since he was seventeen, ever since he met Nancy at a tea dance. But last night, his beloved wife was killed. Suddenly, he has no one to waltz with. He has woken up in hospital, a widower diagnosed with Broken Heart Syndrome.
These strangers, brought together by a broken heart, must face up to the truth of their pasts. Can Clive teach his new friend that until you’ve loved, you haven’t lived? And can Keisha help him see that it’s never too late for a second chance?
For anyone who has ever felt the pang of heartbreak and feared you might never heal again, this beautiful tale teaches us how to dust ourselves off and seek happiness again. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Josie Silver and Rosie Walsh will love this moving and uplifting story.
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Readers absolutely love Catherine Miller:
‘Crying like a baby… When those tears started, they didn’t stop. In fact, they just came faster and harder… It literally broke my heart, it very much lived up to being an uplifting story also… A thought provoking, heart-wrenching but beautiful love story.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I was blubbering away into my tissues like the big emotional wreck that I was… It was just as much a happy story as it was a sad one… Equally heartbreaking and uplifting… Make sure you have a large box of tissues to hand!!’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘What an amazing book… And the ending, despite being a tear-jerker, was the best ending that could ever have been written… Wish I could give it a lot more than 5 stars… It touched me so much, I want to read it over and over again.’ NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! This is a heartbreaker of a story.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘An amazing, life-reaffirming read… So very different to any other book I’ve read in this genre and deserves all the applause and accolades that I’m sure are coming its way… Very well done to the writer for producing something so special.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Masterpiece… Amazing.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Breathtakingly beautifully… Leaves you reading through tears but also smiling and finding joy.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars