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Summary

Fans of Jojo Moyes and Marian Keyes will love The Songs of Us by Emma Cooper, a charming, funny and heartbreaking novel of love, loss and what it means to be a family. 

If Melody hadn't run out of deicer that day, she would never have slipped and banged her head. She wouldn't be left with a condition that makes her sing when she's nervous. And she definitely wouldn't have belted out the Arctic Monkeys' 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor' in assembly at her son's school. 

If Dev hadn't taken the kids to the zoo that day, then the accident wouldn't have happened. He wouldn't have left Flynn and Rose without a dad. Or shattered the love of his life's heart. But if they hadn't seen the missing person report that day, they might never have taken the trip to Cornwall. And, in the last place they expected, discovered what it really means to be 'Us'.

©2018 Emma Cooper (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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Excellently written

Loved it . Very gentle story and cried at the end! Fell in love with all the characters . Beautifully narrated. Xxxx

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Brilliant. I laughed and cried

If you like jo jo moyes , you will definitely like this. The author wrote with such authenticity that I really felt I was going through it with them all.

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I laughed, I cried, I LOVED this book

A funny and heartwarming debut from Emma Cooper. the Narrator really brings the characters to life. For those who enjoy JoJo Moyes Novels, this is the book for you... my favourite of the year so far!

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Fantastic!

An amazingly funny, emotional, sad and thoughtful rollercoaster of a novel. I adored it and wish I could could write like that. Get your tissues out!

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Made me cry laugh an cry again

Beautiful just beautiful thank you for sharing this story so funny yet so sad VERY FUNNY

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Poignant, beautiful

What a beautiful book - had me laughing and crying in equal measure and was very well narrated! Would definitely recommend it

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very enjoyable,.nice story

was a slow starter but then really got into it and shed a few tears

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Stick with it, you will not be disappointed

I found this a bit of a slow burner and was convinced i knew where it was heading and then boom! Not at all what I expected. I found myself feeling like I really knew the characters and rooted for them. I wont give the story away but keep the tissues near by, but the ending is uplifting. Enjoy!

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A really inspiring book

Loved this book. A bit tough at times as it really resonated with my Mumsy worries about my children and whether they will be ok but the humour makes up for it. I have always liked novels with several voices and this is done beautifully here. Great narration too. A story about love, courage and positive thinking.

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Wow, just wow.

absolutely loved this book. Struggled about with the storyline at first, but well worth keeping going. This book made laugh and cry. it isn't sentimental but just a really easy listen. Looking forward to reading more from Emma Cooper.