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Sometimes we need our friends to help us find our feet....

When Keira first receives her breast cancer diagnosis, she doesn’t want to have to tell her family, or step back from work. She doesn’t want to sit in a hospital, or be part of a group of fellow cancer patients. Cancer is not her club.

But as she accepts that her health is no longer something she can rely on, Keira finds herself embracing running. And running in the company of a group of brilliant, funny women each going through treatment unexpectedly gives Keira the hope she needs.

Because the C-word is not going to define Keira’s identity. And with the Cancer Ladies’ Running Club cheering her on, she’s going to reclaim her life.
One step at a time.

Life isn’t always the race we expected to run but this moving and uplifting novel is full of hope and about love, family, friendship and the power of finding your tribe. 

©2020 Josie Lloyd (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Amazing, heartbreaking and inspiring." (Jenny Colgan) 

"A love letter to the power of friendship, honest and uplifting." (Jill Mansell)

"A fiercely positive story, about the power of hope." (Mike Gayle)

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Loved it!

An uplifting story of life, family and friendship. Utterly real and emotive and resoundingly positive!

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fantastic read!

loved it, I love the journey with these lady's, did have a cry at the end, worth a read x

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Oh my goodness how much I loved this book! I find it hard to express. I cried and clapped and think it brilliant!

I’m going to kick of by saying I’m an author too, and I know Josie Lloyd personally. (Some of my books are on Audible - One Moment, One Morning and my self help books. I’ll be honest, I don’t think narrator for One Moment was right fit the book - but it was
published in audio before it became nearly as popular as it is now. My non-fiction I read myself an I think I’ve done a really nice job - the reviews on Audible are much better. My name is Sarah Rayner. I share this as I want to be transparent about my connection to her, but this is still absolutely 100% my honest reaction to this terrific book. To read something about cancer treatment - one of my best friends (Niccy L, this is why you must read this!) went through what Josie did - was incredibly moving for me as it gave me an insight into how awful that was for her. Initially I wasn’t sure about the narration because to me Josie’s voice is so different and I’m aware much of the idea sprang from her own diagnosis of breast cancer, but no, Jilly Bond is perfect for the novel. After all it is a novel and not a memoir or non fiction like mine based in personal experiences. This review also I hope encourages non cancer sufferers to read it - which I think is great because we need to know how it feels to have treatment. Plus it clearly shows to me again how extraordinarily talented Josie is. Her first book, Come Together was written with her now husband Emlyn and it was so deft and funny but so uniquely brilliant concept wise, it set me thinking ‘I could write a novel along those lines’. At that point I didn’t know Josie at all. We met here in Brighton around the time my bestselling novel took off - 2013, maybe, I couldn’t tell you the exact year. My first novel The Other Half, isn’t on Audio at all. But listening to this made me see clearly what an incredibly gifted storyteller Josie is and I can’t wait to see her and tell her it’s brilliant in person. (Covid rules have made that hard.)so if you’re in any doubt about listening to this book, don’t be, it’s fabulous.