June 2017 Debut of the Month.
My goodness me did these two have a passion, a chemistry that burned so bright it was painful to behold. They, Lucy and Gabe, met on 11 September 2001 in New York as the world changed and so did their lives. We follow them through Lucy’s conversation with Gabe over thirteen years as each has a dream that needs to be fulfilled, a dream of doing something important in the world. Together or separately they know not but follow that dream they must. We discover a lot about Lucy’s life, little about Gabe’s except when it crosses Lucy’s. She marries Darren, has two children, is happy and loves him. But there are many types of love and the one that burns for Gabe is wild fire and will not die. This is extraordinarily romantic, the stuff that goose bumps are made of and a joy to read. Evocative, moving and intense it is a very impressive work. The author has written several children’s book, this is her first adult novel.
'A stunning book, perfect and unputdownable.' - Jill Mansell Two people. One choice. What if? Every love story has a beginning...11th September 2001. Lucy and Gabe meet in New York on a day that will change their lives - and the world - forever. As the city burns behind them, they kiss for the very first time. Over the next thirteen years they are torn apart, then brought back together, time and time again. It's a journey of dreams, of desires, of jealousy, of forgiveness - and above all, love. As Lucy is faced with a devastating choice, she wonders whether their love is a matter of destiny or chance...what if this is how their story ends? Me Before You meets One Day in this passionate debut novel, The Light We Lost, an epic love story about the heartrending decision that one woman must make...Now translated into 28 languages.
Closing date: 31/08/2018
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
'A stunning book, perfect and unputdownable.' - Jill Mansell
'Emotional and heartbreaking. I predict a global tissue shortage. The Light We Lost will definitely join the ranks of books that make you weep.' - Sarah Morgan, bestselling author of Miracle on 5th Avenue
'Jill Santopolo's extraordinary debut novel The Light We Lost enchanted and compelled me.' - Delia Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of Siracusa
'Gorgeously written and absolutely unforgettable, Santopolo's novel has a beating heart all its own.' - Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
'Santopolo nailed the thrill and devastation that love can cause. Witty, romantic and intensely moving, this book made me feel everything!' - Renee Carlino, USA Today bestselling author of Before We Were Strangers
Publication date: 18/05/2017
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||18th May 2017|
|Publisher:||HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
Jill Santopolo holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University, an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from NYU. Jill is also the Editorial Director of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, where she edits many critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and best-selling books. When she’s not writing or editing, Jill is a thesis advisor at The New School in their MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and is on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course. She was formerly an ...More About Jill Santopolo