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June 2014 Book of the Month.
Three school friends from the age of nine, two boys, Ben and Robert, one girl, Maddy, are each other’s ‘best friends’ through thick and thin and so they grow up. The book opens with Maddy walking down the aisle to marry Robert but admitting that if the best man, Ben, were to raise his head and say ‘marry me instead’ she probably would. The rest of the book takes us through those years from 9 to 26 from all three points of view, but mostly from Maddy and Ben trying to come to terms with their love. Robert’s input appears to be a diary-like entry. All the way through you wonder if Maddy will say ‘I do’ to Robert.
Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob - the man she's about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the best friend any two people ever had. And that's the problem. Because if it wasn't Rob waiting for her at the altar, there's a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but if he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen[unk] And would he be right? Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it...
Closing date: 21/02/2019
'A gorgeous, gloriously romantic read with buckets of charm - I absolutely loved it! -- Jill Mansell A sweet and sparkling debut from a lovely lady. Sure to be a hit' -- Carole Matthews
'This sweet debut reminded me of Last Night at Chateau Marmont' -- Louise Candlish
'Wonderfully warm & cosy. The perfect comfort read to curl-up with and enjoy' -- Ali McNamara
'Warm and romantic, this charming read will certainly brighten up your day' Closer
'Tons of charm and genuine warmth' Star Magazine
'This is one juicy read Now Must read' Sunday Mirror
'A heartbreakingly beautiful story about friendship and unrequited love. I was totally and utterly captivated' Paige Toon
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||18th June 2015|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna Fletcher is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself or reading books. Her debut novel, Billy and Me, is also published by Penguin. To see what makes Giovanna smile, view her blog at www.giovannasworld.com or her Twitter page @mrsgifletcher. Below is a Q&A with this author. 1) If I had to describe my mood in one word, it would be: Chipper 2) ...More About Giovanna Fletcher