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Summary

A beautiful story of love and second chances, with a remarkable family at its heart, from the Sunday Times best-selling author.

So much can change in half a lifetime....

Then

At 15, George is the foster brother Leah never asked for. As the angry, troubled boy struggles to come to terms with his circumstances, Leah finds herself getting drawn closer to him.

Theo’s wealthy family have mysteriously pulled him out of boarding school, and he’s now enrolled at the local state school with Leah and George. When their worlds collide that summer, the three teenagers form a bond they believe will be unbreakable. But life doesn’t always go to plan....

Now

Shocking news brings Leah back to Yorkshire, baby daughter in tow. But Emilie’s father, Theo, isn’t with them, and George has unexpectedly returned. After half a lifetime, have they healed the scars of their pasts? Will coming back home set their hearts in a different direction?

©2021 Paige Toon (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, UK

Critic reviews

"A beautiful story about love and family and healing broken hearts. It swept me up and wouldn’t let me go - I loved it." (Beth O’Leary)

"Gorgeous, brimming with heart, this is Paige Toon at her best. Beautiful and accomplished.... A class act." (Milly Johnson)

"Utterly brilliant.... I want to go back and read it all again. A book that highlights the strength of love and the importance of compassion and understanding." (Giovanna Fletcher)

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Simply beautiful

Having read or listened to all of Paige Toon’s books, I’ve been looking forward to the release of this one for so long and I was not disappointed! Without a doubt this is one of my new favourites. A beautiful and emotive story narrated perfectly.

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beautiful

loved it, as always an emotion filled listen! can't wait for another to add to the collection.

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so lovely ❤ such a heartfelt story

loved the book such a lovely story especially the underlying fostering if children. The characters were created well and the story flowed as it always does with Paiges novels can't wait for the next one 😀

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Wow!!! Just wow!

I have loved all of Paige Toon’s novels but this one was THE best! A beautifully insightful drama with touching sentiment that moved me to tears. Stunning!

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Loved this book

I absolutely loved this book it made me laugh and cry. Her best book yet.

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Great start. Disappointing second half

Loved the first half of the book. Great characters even though a little fairytale like. The ‚twist‘ in the middle of the book made the whole story a bit pointless. The whole second half of the book felt like an unnecessary epilog.

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Brilliant book

I like Paige toon books but often feel the narrator lets them down, not so this time. Heather long really is a brilliant narrator bringing a great story to life. I loved this book and was sorry when I finished it!

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brilliant

I loved this book from start to finish , it was so hard to put it down and the narrator was brilliant

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Truly Beautiful

Wow I wasn't sure if I was going to like this story as I usually read gritty crime dramas. The book is absolutely beautiful. Gentle story of a wonderful family and love. had me crying at the end. Loved all the characters and was surprised at the twist. The narrator has a wonderful voice which really made listening to this book a pleasure. Will look at more books by this author.

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Page Toon and Heather long are the perfect pair

I love Page Toons books, she writes with so much compassion and detail without it becoming long winded. I also feel her books get better and better each time. Heather Long‘s portrayal of the story is so on point, it makes such a compelling listen. Finished this book within 24hours.