The Girl Who Couldn’t Leave

Catherine Miller

Publication Date: 25 June 2021

‘An absolute must-read… I was completely absorbed from the first page until late at night when I could only put it down because I’d finished it… will stay with me for a long time… I ABSOLUTELY loved this book… addictive.’ Bookworm86,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

She hasn’t left her house in five years. Can love unlock the door?

It’s been 1,825 days since Fiona Dexter last set foot outside 14 Wellington Drive.

Five years ago, something happened that changed Fiona forever. Now she is too afraid to walk beyond her front gate.

It’s not the life Fiona had dreamed of but she has made it work, finding happiness in the safe routine of her days. On Mondays she treats herself to a glass of Chardonnay. On Tuesdays she has a working lunch at her desk (usually peanut butter on toast). On Wednesdays and Thursdays, she alternates spinning classes in her shed with yoga in the garden. Saturdays are for tidying up and Sundays are for relaxing in her favourite armchair.

But today is different. Today, her perfectly planned Monday is suddenly interrupted by a knock at the door and a stranger on the other side. Someone who could change everything.

Now Fiona is faced with an impossible choice. Is she brave enough to open the door? And if she does, will it set her free from her past or close her off from the world forever?

The perfect hopeful and heart-warming read we all need! It reminds us that life continues no matter where we are, and that living is all about finding someone to share the journey with. Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain will love this emotional and uplifting story.

Readers absolutely love The Girl Who Couldn’t Leave:

Brought tears to my eyesI was hooked into the story right from the beginning… captivating and wonderfully written… I would definitely recommend!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

AMAZING! I adored this readwill break your heart in a million pieces! This was beautiful, heartbreaking, the writing will blow you away! @oh.happy.reading

Absolutely brilliant. I stayed up way past my bedtime to read it, it was that good… I really enjoyed this, it was emotional at times but also quite light and funny.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

An emotional rollercoaster ride readers won’t easily forget…  sensitively written and beautifully-told page-turner… will have readers reaching for their tissues sobbing their hearts out.’ Bookish Jotting

Will totally capture your heart and leave a lasting impression… I just loved this book from the first page to the last. It’s a story that will bring a smile to your face… just wonderful.’ SIBZZREADS, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Pulled on my heartstrings… This story is so beautifully written… I found really hard to out down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I couldn’t put it down, I was gripped from the very start. Highly recommended.’ Fiction Vixen Reads

‘I loved this gem of a novel!… I loved watching Fiona discover the true meaning of home… Well done on all grounds.’ Anne Marie Bennett, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-warming read, with lovable characters. It makes your heart melt.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved this story and read it in one sitting. Beautifully written and put together and a credit to the author.’ Life Via a Line, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonderful, heart-warming book… I really loved this story and didn’t want it to end!… Highly recommend this one!’ Little Mo’s Book Recs, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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