Only Love Can Hurt Like This

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Pub Date 25 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 30 May 2023
PENGUIN GROUP Putnam, G.P. Putnam's Sons

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“Nobody writes angst and joy and hope like Paige Toon.”—CHRISTINA LAUREN, author of LOVE AND OTHER WORDS

For fans of Colleen Hoover, an unforgettable and heartbreaking love story with an earth-shattering secret at its core that asks the question: Is love worth risking everything for?

When Wren realizes her fiancé is in love with someone else, she thinks her heart will never recover.

On the other side of the world, Anders lost his wife four years ago and is still struggling to move on.

Wren hopes that spending the summer with her dad and step-family on their farm in Indiana will help her to heal. There, amid the cornfields and fireflies, she and Anders cross paths and their worlds are turned upside-down again.

But Wren doesn't know that Anders is harboring a secret, and if he acts on any feelings he has for Wren it will have serious fall-out for everyone. Walking away would hurt Wren more than she can imagine. But, knowing the truth, how can she possibly stay?

“Nobody writes angst and joy and hope like Paige Toon.”—CHRISTINA LAUREN, author of LOVE AND OTHER WORDS

For fans of Colleen Hoover, an...

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Another great story that could go on and on, and that would be just fabulous. This book is so easy to get into and stay in. Most will be able to relate to at least one of the characters if not more. Especially if one has gone through a divorce as a child or even a step parent. Great read with many twists and turns. Will be recommending this to someone wanting a feel good story that is easy to get lost in.

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Okay wow. Where do I start? I’ve followed Paige Toon for some time and adored her books. People compare her to being the UK version of Colleen Hoover and that is so accurate! I adored everything about this book. Tears were shed. Feelings were felt. I love Wren. I love her family. I love the airstream. I love the farm. I love Anders. This is her best book yet and I have zero chill considering this comes out in FIVE months.

Thank you NetGalley for eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This one was HEARTBREAKING. It was painstakingly good. I loved every page - 5 stars! Highly recommend to a book club.

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From the very first page I was captivated by this story. Full of love, grief and hope this book was beautifully written and will stick with me for a while.

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I’m in sheer awe of this book. And I can’t wait for this to be out in the word so that I can start forcing almost everyone I know to read it. Because this was one fantabulous read!! Also I really loved how some of the serious were very handled and done!!

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