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I Give It A Year

by Helen Whitaker

I Give It A Year Synopsis

Her husband's moved out - and her dad's moved in... Curl up with the page-turning story full of emotion about family, marriage and second chances It's New Year's Eve, and Iris has just found out that her husband, Adam, is cheating on her. Furious, she kicks him out, and enlists her Dad to move in and help with the children whilst she tries to mend her broken heart. But her Dad soon starts to display signs of Alzheimer's, and Iris realises that if she loses her partner, she'll be managing an awful lot on her own. Soon, she realises that Adam wasn't the only one taking their marriage for granted, and for the sake of the children she decides to give him one more chance. But is it braver to stay than to run? And can anyone fall in love with the same person twice? See what your favourite authors are saying about I Give It A Year: 'Emotionally smart and thought provoking' Clare Pooley, author of THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT 'So well-observed, with a kind eye and an open heart. It's wonderful.' Laura Jane Williams, author of THE LOVE SQUARE 'A keenly observed tale of love gone wrong and the things we do to try and make it right again. Whitaker deftly mines the complexity of long-term relationships, exposing both their fragility but ultimately leaving the reader with a real sense of hope. A triumph!' Mike Gayle, author of ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE 'Wise and warm and full of 'aha!' Moments' Helen Russell, author of THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY

I Give It A Year Press Reviews

I GIVE IT A YEAR is an emotionally smart and thought provoking novel about what happens after the boy meets girl and falls in love. Helen Whitaker writes with searing honesty and empathy about the messiness and complexity of relationships. * Clare Pooley, author of THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT * I was moved to tears by Helen's words - she has such a way of exploring humanness: our flaws, our hopes, and our fallibilities. I Give It a Year is so well-observed, with a kind eye and an open heart. It's wonderful. * Laura Jane Williams, author of THE LOVE SQUARE * Searingly honest and deeply heartfelt, I Give It a Year is a keenly observed tale of love gone wrong and the things we do to try and make it right again. Whitaker deftly mines the complexity of long-term relationships, exposing both their fragility but ultimately leaving the reader with a real sense of hope. A triumph! * Mike Gayle * Wise and warm and full of 'aha!' Moments - I read it in one sitting (& hold Helen entirely responsible for subsequent sleep deprivation!) * Helen Russell, author of THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLY *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409195474
Publication date: 7th January 2021
Author: Helen Whitaker
Publisher: Trapeze an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages
Categories: Adult & contemporary romance,

About Helen Whitaker

Helen Whitaker is a 37-year-old, journalist and mum-of-one living in Walthamstow. She is the former Entertainment Director of Glamour, and has written for a number of publications including Stella, The Telegraph, Fabulous and Total Film. Helen is currently Deputy Editor at British Airways High Life magazine.

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