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The Love of My Life Audiobook

The Love of My Life

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'I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.'

Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them.

Luca's parents run Marinella's restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak northeastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family.

On a freezing January night Olivia's life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident on the M1. She is left with nothing, and after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief, she abandons her job and returns North to where Luca has been buried in Watersford, just to be close to him - even though she knows she will not be welcome at Marinella's.

Olivia's chance meeting with Luca's married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does, the consequences are both explosive and cruel.

The Love of My Life is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity. It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and natural narrative voice.

©2008 Louise Douglas (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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    Ann Newcastle, England 17/02/2015
    Ann Newcastle, England 17/02/2015 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    This was a good story, with well drawn characters. Unfortunately, it switched between past and present at almost every chapter. This felt messy and at times, was distracting. It would have been much better to have sections of several chapters at a time for each phase. Jojo Moyes does that very well and this approach would, in my view, have improved this novel immensely. The narration itself was excellent. Unfortunately, the editing was a bit sloppy.

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