Owner of a Lonely Heart
by Eva Carter
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Pub Date 7 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 7 Jul 2022
Pan Macmillan, Mantle
'A truly moving, uplifting story about love, connection and finding the courage to start over' - Rowan Coleman
'The perfect holiday read' - Josie LLoyd
What are you most afraid of . . . ?
Gemma is terrified of slowing down, because if she does, she’ll have to admit how lonely she’s felt since losing the love of her life. So she fills her days with work and taking her dog, Bear, to comfort young patients at the local hospital. That's enough, isn't it?
Dan is scared of anyone getting to know the real him. He’s the life and soul of every party, but he’s certain that if people find out what he’s done, everything will fall apart.
Casey is Dan’s twelve year old daughter – though they barely know each other. She’s starting four weeks of treatment for a benign tumour, and is scared this summer could be her last.
When Gemma, Dan and Casey meet one scorching July, the connection is instant. Yet they’re all used to protecting themselves from heartbreak by keeping their distance. Now that fate – and a small, scruffy terrier – have brought them together, can they find the courage to connect?
A story of bravery in all its guises, Eva Carter's Owner of A Lonely Heart is about taking the plunge even when it frightens you – because it's never too late to find the people who make your world make sense.
'Sensitively and beautifully written. This is a book that will stay with you after the last page is turned' - Milly Johnson
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Great book, really emotional. I loved this read.
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Wow this was a truly heartwarming and very uplifting read featuring three very different but fabulous characters. Gemma is still grieving her husband and having fertility treatment to have his baby, Dan had a very difficult childhood which left him guilt ridden and wary of commitment, Casey is the 12 year old daughter Dan has never met but has agreed to let her and her mum stay with him whilst she has specialist hospital treatment nearby, All three have their own separate struggles and reading each of their perspectives made the story really strong and the relationships between each just work. I found Dan’s background surprisingly tragic and it probably made him the best of the characters due to all his complexities. Despite this being about many sad issues this is such a warm book that’s bursting with positivity and in honesty totally exceeded my expectations.
I really enjoyed this story and the different depths it brought to the plot lines that threaded through out I felt it was all really well written and made me not want to put it down!
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