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- Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 416 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 30mm | 299g
- Publication date: 8 November 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1847562361
- ISBN 13: 9781847562364
- Sales rank: 47,307
The brand new release from the Sunday Times bestselling author that bought you Fairytale of New York and It Started With A Kiss. What happens when your happy ever after is suddenly and painfully taken away from you? Elsie Maynard has a whole new life she never expected to have. From inadvertently founding a choir like no other with former 80s rock star Woody Jensen, to daring to date again, Elsie steps out into an unknown future - a future that could include gorgeous designer Olly Hogarth, a man who seems intent on winning her heart. Overcoming problems, challenges and the occasional frustration - namely overconfident Torin Stewart who seems to be everywhere - Elsie believes she is making the most of her life. But then a heartfelt request brings her to Paris - and the last item on a very important List. Can Elsie take the final step and lay her past to rest? Join Elsie as she battles to start again, with the help of a disastrous, newly-formed singing group and her father and sister armed with dating hopefuls.
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Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. From an early age she dreamed of writing a book that would make the heady heights of Kingswinford Library. She is also a singer-songwriter. All three of her novels have been Sunday Times bestselling titles.
By Kate Verrier 14 Dec 2012
Having read and enjoyed all of this authors previous books it was a bit of a no-brainer that I would buy this one. As with all Miranda's books the cover was gorgeous and I was looking forward to jumping into her latest creation.
Wow! I've always loved this authors writing style so I was pretty confident that I would enjoy the book, but I was surprised that I felt so connected to the storyline when I haven't been through it myself. Tears didn't just fall - they poured as this wonderful story took me to places I had never thought of. I didn't only feel sadness though, there was laughter, shock and happiness all rolled up in one fabulous book!
I was laughing out loud by page two - what a great start! I was keen to find out exactly what had happened eighteen months previously to stop Elsie dating, I was just as keen to find out the meaning of 'The List' and the lovely little notes. Once I understood what they were all about I filled up with tears every time a new one came up.
Elsie was a wonderfully warm character who I liked straight away, I loved the closeness of her family and I quickly felt like I was a part of it too. A spontaneous singing moment that had me smiling from ear to ear was an important turning point for Elsie and I couldn't wait to see where it would take her.
I can't write this review without mentioning Woody, he was such a fantastic character (one of my favourites in fact). I would say to watch out for him when you read it but the truth is you won't be able to miss him because he is so vibrant! I found him very easy to visualise and regularly laughed out loud at the things he said:
"We'll be like undercover agents for the forces of music: choir ninjas, if you will."
I was completely torn between the two main male characters, I kind of fell in love with them both and couldn't decide who would be best for Elsie.
The choir was another great part of this book and I thoroughly enjoyed following their progress, one of my favourite choir moments came during a performance - an 84-year-old member finished the show with some awesome air-guitar moves!
Paris was lovely and also the cause of most of my tears, there was a particularly heartbreaking moment that had me sobbing - it was written beautifully and I was so caught up in Elsie's life that I just couldn't stop crying.
At the end of the story I got to read the actual 'List' and I thought this was a lovely way to end the book as it made me smile before I closed it.
This was a captivating tale that really touched my heart in a completely unexpected way.
'Any new book from the wonderful Miranda Dickinson is always something to look forward to and this has to be her best yet; a blissfully romantic tale told with all the warmth and wit we've come to love from this author and with an ending that makes you want to stand up and cheer. It's Miranda. It's Paris. What more could any reader want?' Claudia Carroll Praise for It Started with a Kiss: 'A guilty pleasure.' Grazia 'The perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter's eve.' Closer