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A love story that will break your heart but put it back together again from the author of The Songs of Us

Lost:
Six-foot-two Irish man who answers to the name Samuel McLaughlin.
Has weak shins and enjoys show tunes.
If found, please return to Sophie Williams.

Before Sophie met Samuel she saw the world in grey. 
Before Samuel met Sophie, he never believed in love at first sight.

When they first meet, something tells them they are meant to be.  
But fate has other ideas. 

Now they have lost each other and can't see a way back. 
But they've already changed each other's lives in more ways than they ever expected....

©2019 Emma Cooper (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Not disappointed

Ok the story is full of missed opportunities that just become a tad annoying but it was an overall good listen. Loved the performances especially Samuel’s Mum which made me lol on the tube 😊I wasn’t disappointed in my choice.

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Every minute was superb

loved it! fantastic dual narrative to accompany an engaging and ncredibly moving plot throughout - highly recommend!

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Superb!

Absolutely adored this book, everything about it. Every character was just so likeable and by the end I was in love with Samuel’s family and had laughed and cried with them.

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Loved it!

This was such a lovely story, lots to drink in and kept me engaged throughout. I'm only sorry that it's ended. This is a story that would make a great chick-flick.

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Loved it !

I absolutely adored this book - I didn't want it to end ! The performances are good and the book is well written. It took a little while to get into it but once I did it was so so good. Definitely recommend.

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A beautiful trip on the rollercoaster of life.

Emma Cooper, writes with such depth and emotion. She can literally make you laugh, then cry, all on the same page. Sophie and Samuel, fall madly in love. Then through a series of misunderstandings and life’s cruel blows, they lose eachother. Can they find eachother again, before it’s too late? This book is a rollercoaster of emotions. It literally made me laugh and cry. Emma Cooper’s description of disability, is empathetic, well informed and true to life. If this book doesn’t touch your heart, you may well be made of stone. An absolutely brilliant, warm, witty and heartbreaking read.

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Not what I expected!

Not what I expected... It was even better! I won't say too much as it had lots of twists and turns but let's say this, I always listen to audible in the car for about 30 minutes a day and that's enough for me, but I finished this in ONE day. It was read well, it made me sad, it made me laugh, it felt right when it ended. I LOVED IT

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The Best

I absolutely loved this story, It’s the best audible book I’ve heard since I joined Audible, I hope it’s not a “one off” from Emma Cooper.

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Fantastic

I loved this - such a great story and brilliant narration! I did get slightly frustrated with all the missed opportunities but it was worth it in the end! The narrators were superb.

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Really enjoyed this

The story is packed with twists and turns, unputdownable. A book to make me laugh and cry. It is very well read, bringing life to Sophie and especially Samual. Before I finish this book I was checking to find more by the same author and hope to read or listen to more of hers. I'm partially sighted so this one resonated with me in a way I didn't expect.