Written by Miranda Dickinson
Their love story started with goodbye…
The brand-new novel from The Sunday Times bestselling author, Miranda Dickinson.
‘We’ll meet again at St Pancras station, a year from today. If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to be . . .’
Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t part of the plan. So they make a promise: to meet again in the same place in twelve months’ time if they still want to be together.
But is life ever as simple as that?
This is a story of what-ifs and maybes – and how one decision can change your life forever…
Good Read – Too Many Twists!
This reminds me vaguely of ‘Brief Encounter’, but a bit longer .. and with modern communications methods thrown in!
Phoebe is setting off, age 32, for a year abroad; travelling, seeing the sights, expanding her horizons – totally out of character for her. Sam, after many years in London is heading back to his home island of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland to try and find answers from his past. When all trains are delayed at St. Pancras, Phoebe and Sam bump into each other – literally – and a little bit of magic happens. With neither capable of ending whatever this is before it begins, they agree to meet at the same time, in the same place, exactly one year on.
I loved the idea of this one, and truly adored being part of both lives and reading about their subsequent locations. The vibrant European cities came alive on the page, and the resulting atmosphere and emotions were easy to imagine; whilst the gorgeous island scenery was breathtaking and spellbinding – and yes, even when it’s hot on the continent we Scots don our jumpers and jackets! I enjoyed this part of the novel so much that – for me – it all ended too soon! The return to normality, however, dragged on a bit and had just one or two too many twists. Don’t get me wrong, it is a lovely, well-written story with a good mix of characters – I just wondered how the tale would be finished off and when. I did enjoy it, but would have liked it to wrap up just a little sooner. After careful thought, I’ve decided on three and a half stars for this one.
My thanks to publisher HQ Digital for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
- Format: ebook, paperback, audio
- Size: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital
- Publication Date: 5 September 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. Born in Wolverhampton, in The Black Country, West Midlands, she grew up in Kingswinford and dreamed of one day writing a book that would reach the heady heights of Kingswinford Library… Her first novel, Fairytale of New York (2009) was discovered on Authonomy.com – HarperCollins’ site for unpublished authors. Within three weeks of its release, Fairytale of New York had entered the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestsellers List, where it remained for five weeks – making it the world’s first crowd-sourced bestseller. The novel was also shortlisted for the RNA’s Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2010 at the Pure Passion Awards.
Miranda is a six-times Sunday Times Bestseller, with Fairytale of New York, Welcome to My World, It Started With a Kiss, When I Fall in Love, Take a Look at Me Now, I’ll Take New York, A Parcel for Anna Browne and Searching for a Silver Lining. Her Christmas novella, Christmas in St Ives, is a festive treat and also a prequel to her ninth novel, Somewhere Beyond the Sea. She is an international bestseller in four countries and her books have been translated into fifteen languages. To date, she has sold one million books worldwide. The Day We Meet Again is her tenth novel and publishes on 5th September 2019.
Miranda is the founder of WriteFoxy – resources, vlogs and inspiration writing days for writers of all ages and abilities. Her popular vlogs feature her own publishing journey for each new novel, together with advice for authors and lots and lots of hats!
Miranda lives in Dudley with her husband, Bob and daughter, Flo. She is also a singer-songwriter and recently released her first solo album, About Time.
Vlog: You Tube