EbookISBN: 9781786818096Publication Date: 07 February 2019
PaperbackISBN: 9781786818102Publication Date: 07 February 2019
The Year of Starting Over
‘I adored this book. It is ideal escapism at its best… There is so much to fall in love with in this story… An absolutely fabulous read that I couldn’t put down… One of my top reads of 2019!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars
What if – to find yourself – you had to run away?
Last year was meant to be when Holly got her happy-ever-after. But stuck in a job that’s going nowhere, and a relationship that feels more like it’s going backwards… this year Holly has decided it’s time to change her life. She just has to:
– End the relationship with the commitment-phobic boyfriend
– Go on a proper adventure
– Learn to be herself again
– Definitely, categorically not fall in love.
Cramming her belongings into her little yellow Mini, Holly drives on to a ferry bound to Spain, to stay at a remote farmhouse near a beautiful village in the Andalusian hills.
But the day she arrives she nearly crashes her car into a gorgeous guy on a motorbike. He’s called Matias and their paths keep crossing, much to Holly’s irritation. Because as she learns to speak Spanish from the locals, finally starts laying out plans for her own design business, and sips sangria in the sunlit village square, Holly is beginning to remember who she is and what she wants.
So she won’t allow herself be distracted by Matias. Because this year – for Holly – there are more important things in life than love. And she won’t let yet another bad relationship ruin everything… will she?
A moving and uplifting romantic comedy about living each moment and learning to trust yourself again, for fans of Jenny Hale, Debbie Macomber, and Sophie Kinsella.
Readers are loving The Year Of Starting Over:
‘I absolutely, totally and utterly flipping well loved, no make that ADORED this book… one of my top reads of 2019.’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
‘This book was wonderful!! I absolutely loved it!… I was hooked! This took me less than a day to read I was that enthralled by it. The pages just couldn’t turn fast enough! … A fabulous heart-warming read full of friendship, love, romance and humour. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!! Highly recommended.’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Funny, romantic, lovely… A story that just makes your heart soar… I absolutely loved every moment of this book and the little dog in the book is the cutest thing ever. Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Glorious escapism with the most perfect ending, which left me with a smile on my face and a warm, fuzzy feeling that all’s right with the world.’ Rona Halsall
‘Like a breath of fresh air. [The] character development is spot on, and the characters begin to feel like friends.’ I Eat Books
‘A joy to read from beginning to end… a delightful bit of escapism and the perfect antidote to a cold winter day.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘A real feel-good read about finding yourself… I was gripped by [Holly’s] journey right till the end. Perfect for curling up in an armchair by the fire, or reading on the beach.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘If you’re looking for a fun story that will inspire you to embrace change and love life, then this is the story for you.’ Living Life with Joy, 5 stars
‘I read this in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down… Inspiring… This is definitely a novel which resonated with me.’ Ellesea Loves Reading, 5 stars
‘I loved how tender and uplifting the novel was, and I absolutely fell in love… Cosy, fun-filled and poignant.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘Simply magical… The plot welcomes you in like a big warm hug… Everything you could possibly want and more from a book. I loved every moment.’ Stacy is Reading, 5 stars