The perfect uplifting, feel-good read from Samantha Tonge, author of Under One Roof
by Samantha Tonge
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Pub Date 22 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2022
'Written with warmth, humour, sincerity and so much heart' Hazel Prior, author of Away with the Penguins
One lost suitcase. Two strangers. And a notebook that will change lives.
For almost fifty years, sisters Dolly and Greta have lived together – getting each other through the good times and the bad.
Except this year, Greta isn’t there and Dolly is feeling lost and alone. In memory of her sister, Dolly heads to the lost luggage auction where she and Greta go each Christmas. But her bid reveals a gift she never imagined.
Amongst the clothes is the notebook of a reclusive woman who has hardly been outside for an entire year, but who isn’t ready to give up on life. The notebook’s contents resonate with Dolly. With the support of her neighbours, retired Leroy and eleven year old Flo, Dolly decides to take on the year of firsts Phoebe had planned.
But, can you have a year of firsts when you’re seventy-two? And is Dolly ready to discover the notebook’s secrets, or are some secrets better left lost at the airport?
'Deeply satisfying. Dolly's story will stay with me for a long, long time' Celia Anderson
‘Inspirational and incredibly uplifting’ NetGalley Reviewer
‘This was just such a lovely, heartfelt, joyous and emotional book’ This Hannah Reads
‘A truly heartwarming, moving and outstanding story’ Amazon Reviewer
‘Real curl up on the sofa with a hot drink stuff! NetGalley Reviewer
‘Just gorgeous – tremendously engaging . . . and life-affirming in every way’ Being Anne
‘An uplifting and emotional book’ Amazon Reviewer
‘An emotional story full of hope’ NetGalley Reviewer
'The story is written with such sensitivity and I was so touched by it’ Jan’s Book Buzz