Published by HQ on September 5, 2019
Format: eARC, eBook
Source: Bought, Net Galley
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‘We’ll meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to be . . .’
Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station.
Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t part of the plan.
So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in twelve months' time if they still want to be together.
But is life ever as simple as that?
This is a story of what-ifs and maybes – and how one decision can change your life forever…
It’s the witching hour right now, it’s half-past twelve and I’ve just finished this book. This book has caused the most ugliest of crying so much so I have tissue up my nose because of the snot tears….not attractive. This is how much I loved this book, how much it moved me and how much I needed this book.
This book has taught me so many things, one being when it’s right it’s right. And god is this book right!! I have taken a battering with this book not going to lie, I seriously thought my heart might break! To be honest, I think I have gone through the wringer way more than Phoebe and Sam! #justsaying not that I am drama queen or anything.
It is such a powerful novel, it’s going to be hard to discuss any of the plot without spoiling it so I won’t. The basics if you don’t know, Sam and Phoebe meet are St Pancras, trains are delayed and for 4 hours they sit and talk and fall in love. They make a pact with each other in a year to meet back on a set day and time if they want to be together. That’s all I am going to say.
I loved the journey these two went on. From being two people running away from things, to having each other when they didn’t know each other, leaning and building the version of themselves they want to be, well it’s magical. When you know, well you know. We know they know so we should all just go on our merry way. Wait….what…Miranda wants to batter and bruise us first, well I suppose if she must. Boy did she! It’s like she tore my heart out, jumped on it a couple of times and then gave it back to me and asked me to carry on. Well, I would.
Not only do you see the focus of our duo, in their own discoveries, but it’s also made me take stock and think, am I best version I want to be? It gives you food for thought while we sightsee in Edinburgh, Mull, Tuscany, France and Florence. We are amazed by the sights, one of my favourites is the love wall in Paris, it’s definitely a place I want to visit although I will probably cry.
And yes I’m back to the crying. Still crying. I blinking loved this book, it was good for my soul. I really do sound so dramatic, even though at times this book was frustrating and you just wanted to scream and shout, it didn’t let me go. I read this in a day, I fell in love with the flawed characters of Phoebe and Sam. Their madcap scheme was such a clever idea, crazy, mental but clever. It gave them a chance to discover at their own pace if they were ready for true love. Are they? Well sorry, read the damn book!
It is most definitely going up there for one of my top books this year. It came into my life when I needed it. It’s made me smile, cry and it made me believe. I have always believed in fate and serendipity and this book just reinforces it for me. It stays true to this message throughout, fate always has its own ideas. It’s not always hearts and flowers, it’s hard work too. It’s the real deal and only you can make it work. Just loved it.
Until next time xxx
I have not got anything yet but Miranda has a new book Our Story coming out on the 3rd September so I need to get myself a copy of that for sure! Plus I have loads of books to catch up on too!!
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