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What if you had a second chance with the one who got away?

Ben’s always loved December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, it’s missing its usual magic. So when he runs into his old friend Alice – the one that got away – Ben can’t help but wonder what would have happened if he’d done things differently all those years ago. He never imagines he might get to find out...but when a stranger sells Ben a mysterious watch one freezing winter’s night, he’s astonished to wake up the next morning on 5th December 2005: the day he first kissed Daphne, leaving Alice behind. 

Now Ben must make the biggest decision of his life, all over again. But this time around, will he finally find the courage to follow his heart? Two loves. Two lives. One destiny.... 

©2020 Tom Ellen (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Magical and beautiful." (Josie Silver, author of One Day in December)

"An insightful, nuanced look at modern relationships, I loved It. A Christmas Carol meets Love Actually." (Holly Bourne, author of Pretending)

"Has all of the feels - the messy complexities of family and friends, the power of love and a sprinkling of magic. Gorgeous." (Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project)

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A fantastic twist on an old classic story

I really enjoyed this audiobook. This was my first Tom Ellen read but it certainly won’t be my last. I just loved this little gem of a book. I’m a sucker for a time travelling story, and this one was perfect. I loved Ben’s narration of the story, the whole ‘what if I’d taken a different path or made different decisions? dilemmas. To tie it in with Christmas and give us a modern twist on the classic A Christmas Carol story was a brilliant idea. Smart, warm and witty. It was the perfect weekend read.

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