A wryly romantic debut novel with echoes of 'ONE DAY' that asks, what if you just walked by the love of your life, but didn’t even know it? "Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life." Tess can’t get the motto from her mother’s kitchen knickknack out of her head, even though she’s in... show more
A wryly romantic debut novel with echoes of 'ONE DAY' that asks, what if you just walked by the love of your life, but didn’t even know it?
"Today Is The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Life." Tess can’t get the motto from her mother’s kitchen knickknack out of her head, even though she’s in Florence on an idyllic vacation before starting university in London.
Gus is also visiting Florence, on a holiday with his parents seven months after tragedy shattered their lives. Headed to medical school in London, he’s trying to be a dutiful son but longs to escape and discover who he really is.
A chance meeting brings these eighteen-year-olds together for a brief moment—the first of many times their paths will crisscross as time passes and their lives diverge from those they’d envisioned. Over the course of the next sixteen years, Tess and Gus will face very different challenges and choices. Separated by distance and circumstance, the possibility of these two connecting once more seems slight.
But while fate can separate two people, it can also bring them back together again. . . .
Publish date: 2018-04-03
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
4:57 PM EST. A few minutes ago, I finished reading this novel, my eyes brimming with tears. I am now basking in an afterglow of quasi-orgasmic satisfaction, for this was a story that spoke to my heart and mind, captivating me throughout its 433 pages.The story begins in Florence (Italy) in August 19...
A special thank you to Edelweiss and HarperCollins for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.This book was a combination of One Day, and something by Liane Moriarty — really a fun read! My criticism would be maybe with the genre? Is it me, or are the leading ladies in these types of books often a ...
Thanks so much Pan MacMillan and Netgalley for allowing me to review thus upcoming #SummerreadI enjoyed the story of how the main characters kept almost meeting, of how we travelled to Florence, London and New York in this book.There was happiness but sadness too. Tess and Gus sound great, and I was...