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One Step Closer to You by Alice Peterson
  

One Step Closer to You

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RRP £7.99

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

A single mum, Polly, bringing up a boy, meets a single dad, Ben, bringing up a girl. Each can help the other with the children and eventually with moving on with their lives. But when Polly’s ex turns up wanting more involvement with his son Polly’s life gets complicated and strangely she becomes stronger, for Polly is an alcoholic. Her ex’s arrival knocks her onto the straight and narrow enabling her to stay off the drink. This is such heart-warming stuff sensitively told. The background on fighting addiction and being a single parent is beautifully done.

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One Step Closer to You by Alice Peterson

After Polly ends her relationship with the father of her young son, Louis, she is determined to move on. All she wants is to focus on her job, her friends and to be a good mum. No more looking over her shoulder. No more complications...Then Polly meets Ben. Ben is guardian of his niece, Emily. They become close, with Polly teaching Ben how to plait Emily's hair, and Ben playing football with Louis. Their friendship is unexpected. Polly's never been happier. But when Louis's dad reappears in their life, all Polly's mistakes come back to haunt her and her resolve weakens when he swears he has changed. Will she give herself a second chance to love?

Reviews

'Alice Peterson at her best. Polly's story made me smile and made me cry ... Together with a cast of beautifully drawn characters, Polly's journey will keep you guessing and make you root for her with all your heart. A book that won't fade easily from your memory. More, please, Alice?'
- Daniela Sacerdoti, author of Take Me Home

'A moving, sensitive and thought-provoking exploration of the nature of addiction and its impact on family life. It's also an uplifting love story with a vulnerable heroine who has looked for love in all the wrong places in the past and has to face up to her worst fears when the real thing comes along
- Alison Mercer

About the Author

Alice Peterson

Alice Peterson has written two non-fiction books, a personal story called A Will to Win, which has been updated and republished as Another Alice, and a family memoir based on her grandmother’s life in Rhodesia. Two novels followed, published by Black Swan – Look the World in the Eye and You, Me and Him.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2014

Author

Alice Peterson

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Author's Website

www.alicepeterson.co.uk/

Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Family Drama
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781782061830

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