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The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson

The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me

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July 2014 Book of the Month.

Sally and Fiona, cousins but brought up together so more like sisters, move to London and later New York. Fiona falls in with a bad lot. Sally has a beautiful voice she chooses to hide. This is typical chic lit stuff. Lots of ups and downs in the pursuit of true love, lots of setbacks and one large slice of tragedy but in true style all works out in the end. It is getting there that is such fun … only this one is perhaps just a tad too long in the middle!

If you like Lucy Robinson you might also like to read books by Sophie Kinsella, Fiona Walker and Sarra Manning.

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Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Samantha Lewis - 'This was such a funny and heartwarming read. I loved it and will certainly be reading Lucy's other books!!  It had me in stitches and close to tears. Highly recommended!!'  Read full review >
  • Lesley Hart - 'Lucy Robinson's wonderful book wittily, describes Sally Howlett's life.  The hooks abound as we discover whether Sally will emerge from her wardrobe bolt hole and realise her full potential!'  Read full review >
  • Sharon Butler - 'It’s rare that I find a book that I just want to continue reading each night, but this was one of those reads.'  Read full review >
  • Sarah Tilley - 'Wonderful read that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. Couldn't put it down. To say I loved this book would be understating – I adored it!'  Read full review >
  • Jacki Moorcroft - 'This is a book I will read again and again for the warm glow it left me with.'  Read full review >
  • Ann Alderton - 'Warm, witty and engaging with a believable heroine you would want as a friend, this is a great holiday read. Down-to-earth chick lit with depth and a good story line - I loved it!'  Read full review >
  • Ann - 'You don't have to be an opera fan to enjoy this novel. Just enjoy the story and the characters. I found it difficult to put down.'   Read full review >
  • Yvonne Reynolds - '...this is one of very few books that I really haven't been able to put down - literally!...I loved this book and if you like good romantic fiction, you won't find much better anywhere.' Read full review >
  • Sarah Harper - 'A real gem of a book which stands head and shoulders above the rest. Heart-warming, funny, sad and very, very highly recommended.' Read full review >
  • Vikki Gerrish - 'Definitely one of those books to pack when you’re going on your hols or on a long train ride, easy to read and pick up, even though I didn’t want to put it down.'  Read full review >
  • Tania P - 'Absolutely delightful love story in the world of opera...It is romantic, it is dramatic. It has a nice twist that is revealed towards the end.' Read full review >
  • Joy Bosworth - 'The path of training for opera is fascinating, the Royal School of Music info is gripping.  The same depth of character description I found less enthralling centring, as it does, on a self obsessed pudding of a character.'   Read full review >
  • Christine Phillips - 'Sally had a secret but her cousin Fiona knew it and she made her promise to do one thing for her. Sally has to fulfill the promise.'  Read full review >
  • Kathryn Whitfield - 'A beautifully written heartwarming story with loveable characters.'  Read full review >


The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson

The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me by Lucy Robinson, author of A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger, is a wonderfully witty and gorgeously romantic story of facing your fears and falling in love. Sally is an incredible singer but she sings only in her wardrobe where nobody can hear her. She'd rather join a nudist colony than sing in public. That is until she ventures to New York where a wild and heady summer of love and loss changes her forever. No longer able to hide in the shadows, Sally must return home to London to fulfill a promise she cannot break - to share her voice. But just as she's about to embark on her new life, a beautiful man turns up on Sally's doorstep bearing a sheepish smile and a mysterious hand-written message. How did he find her? Why is he here? Does he hold the truth to what happened back in New York? And, with him back on the scene, will she still have the courage to step into the spotlight? Laugh out loud and follow your heart with Lucy Robinson's The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me. One of Britain's most talented rising stars . (Huffington Post). Warm-hearted and funny . (Sunday Mirror). Romantic and laugh-out-loud hilarious . (Cosmopolitan). The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me is Lucy Robinson's third book and follows on from her highly successful novels The Greatest Love Story of All Time and A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger. Prior to writing Lucy earned her crust in theatre production and then factual television, working on documentaries for all of the UK's major broadcasters. Her writing career began when she started a dating blog for Marie Claire about her fairly pathetic attempt at Internet dating. Lucy lives in Bristol with her partner, The Man. She likes dogs and cheese and horses and seals and cake and baths and she blogs daily about funny things that have made her smile today.


'Romantic and laugh-out-loud hilarious' Cosmopolitan

'One of Britain's most talented rising stars' Huffington Post

'Charmingly fun with bags of romance and laughs' Closer

'You'll be laughing one minute and crying the next; this book will stay with you like the most beautiful aria' -- Lucy Diamond, Sunday Times top 10 bestselling author

'A charming, gorgeous tale of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary talent. I flaming loved it. If you like cheering on heroines to reach their goals, find love and battle life into submission - you'll love this!' -- Milly Johnson, Sunday Times top 10 bestselling author

'Definitely her best yet: A rollicking, rich, romantic, roller-coaster of a novel with truly original characters and a plot that grips from start to finish' -- Katy Regan, author

About the Author

Lucy Robinson

Lucy Robinson is the author of The Greatest Love Story of All Time, A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger and The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me. Lucy worked in theatre and then television documentaries before starting a blog for Marie Claire about her laughably unsuccessful foray into the world of online dating. She did not meet a man during this time but she did become a novelist: every cloud has a silver lining. She now lives in Bristol with her partner, The Man, whom she met when she took off to Buenos Aires to become a bohemian writer in 2010.

Author photo © George Pagliero

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19th June 2014


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Penguin Books Ltd


496 pages


Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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