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Summary

Dear Edie, I wanted you to know so many things. I wanted to tell you them in person, as you grew. But it wasn’t to be.

Jess never imagined she’d be navigating single motherhood, let alone while facing breast cancer. A life that should be just beginning is interrupted by worried looks, heavy conversations, and the possibility of leaving her daughter to grow up without her. Propelled by a ticking clock, Jess knows what she has to do: tell her daughter everything. How to love, how to lose, how to forgive, and, most importantly, how to live when you never know how long you have.

From best-selling author Laura Pearson comes her most devastating book yet. Honest, heart-wrenching, and emotionally raw, I Wanted You To Know is a true love letter to life: to all its heartache and beauty, to the people we have and lose, to the memories and moments that define us.

I Wanted You To Know is Laura Pearson's third novel.

©2019 W. F. Howes Ltd (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Poignant." (Glamour UK)

"Laura Pearson⁩ is one of our most gifted writers." (Clare Empson, author of Him)

"One of my books of the year." (Louise Beech, author of The Lion Tamer Who Lost and Call Me Star Girl)   

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What can I say about a book on death, that I enjoyed it sounds wrong. I ugly cried at the end, characters you can relate to.

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Tearjerker alert!!

This book was recommended to me by an online book club and something in the blurb pulled me in!! I have cried like I’ve never cried at a book before and I am a cryer! Beautifully written and narrated and I hope I never have to go through what the people in the book go through.. why read it then I asked myself? Sometimes it’s just good to know what others have or are going through I guess and this one tells it well. Heart wrenching subject so be warned.

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Amazing touching and honest

A great insight into a place sadly many of us have been or will go.
Make sure you listen to the authors message at the beginning