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Saving Missy

by Beth Morrey

Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Debut Books of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories Star Books

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This brilliant debut will be released in February 2020.

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A debut novel to read slowly, to savour, to adore. Yes, this is a rather special and beautiful read, and I want to climb a few rooftops to shout about it. Missy Carmichael is lonely, she lives by herself in a huge house, when opportunities arise for friendship and more, can she reach out and take them? I admit to having fallen in love with Missy, she isn’t perfect and she makes mistakes (who doesn’t!), yet there is something about her that tiptoed into my heart and soul and has taken up residence. So often we just see a snapshot of someone, a moment or period in their life, however not here. Beth Morrey has not only brought her to life, but by also dipping into the past, we discover the gems that make Missy, well, Missy! The surrounding characters are a wonderfully quirky bunch, and Bob is an absolute delight. I laughed and I cried (oh how I cried). Saving Missy meanders gently, poignantly, beautifully, to what was for me, a perfect ending. I adored meeting Missy and so have chosen this lovely debut novel as one of our star books. 

Liz Robinson

Saving Missy Synopsis

`Help was on my doorstep. All I had to do was let it in...'

A dazzling debut for 2020 - are you ready to meet Missy Carmichael?

This is a story about...

The power of friendship

The kindness of strangers

An attic full of treasures

The secrets that bind us

The lives we've lived

Are you ready to meet Missy?

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Saving Missy 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. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Make sure you have tissues, this is heart-warming, tragic and uplifting, a real mixture and a great read. Full review

Sally Doel

A big-hearted story about rediscovering your true self.Truly charming and uplifting in even its most bitter moments. Full review

Saarah Nisaa

A lovely book - totally compelling. Full review

Doreen McKeown

Meet Missy, the unlikely heroine who will stay with you after you have turned the last page. A glorious novel about opening your heart to the possibility of living the life you deserve. Full review

Clare Reynolds

A real pager turner which keeps the reader wanting more right until the end. The conclusion was heartwarming (perhaps unrealistic) and tied everything up satisfactorily. Full review

Rachael Anderson

This is a book that is not easy to put down and the reader becomes very attached to Missy and really feels her sadness...but then rejoices with her in her new relationships Full review

Kathy Howell

A delightful book that is sure to delight a large variety of reading genres and is a must-read. Full review

Catherine Bryce

A funny insight into the life of Missy, a lonely old lady who realises that new friendships bring new experiences, family relationships can be saved and secrets bring close bonds with the most unlikely people. Full review

Katie Levers

What a wonderful novel this is! Full review

Siobhan McDowell

A beautifully written story which seamlessly glides from Missy’s past to the present day. This book has many poignant moments which will leave you thinking about it long after you have read the final page. Full review

Gail Phillips

A story of courage, love and friendship - a must read for everyone. Full review

Heather Howarth

What a lovely read! Full review

Diana Mason

A beautiful read, written with sensitivity and understanding yet managing to be both humorous and so accurately observant of life at the same time. Full review


This book gave me hope that people are still decent and sociable and inside everyone has a character bursting to get out. Perfect book for cold autumnal days on the sofa. An even better book than Eleanor Oliphant. Full review

Sinead Blowers

A must- read book about friendship and discovery that you will find hard to put down. Beth Morrey has created some wonderful characters and keeps you hooked from start to finish! Full review

Catherine Richardson

I fell in love with Missy as well as Beth Morrey's writing- bring on more books, please! Full review

Rebecca Gilpin

Saving Missy Press Reviews

`One of the biggest titles among a deluge of fiction following the trend for uplifting literature' Guardian

`One [debut author] has had 10 publishers fighting over her `coming-of-old' tale' Daily Telegraph

`The most buzzed-about novel at the Frankfurt Book Fair' Sunday Times Culture

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ISBN: 9780008334024
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008334024
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Beth Morrey
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Reader Reviewed Books, Debuts of the Month, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Star Books,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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