All I Ever Wanted
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All I Ever Wanted

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From the bestselling author of A Hundred Pieces of Me and One Small Act of Kindness comes a heartwarming, bittersweet and uplifting story of missed chances and unexpected opportunities. 'Lucy Dillon's books make the world a better place' - HeatCaitlin's life is a mess. Her marriage to a man everyone else thinks is perfect has collapsed, along with her self-esteem, and breaking free seems the only option.Nancy, her four-year-old daughter, used to talk all the time; in the car, at nursery, to her brother Joel. Then her parents split up. Her daddy moves out. And Nancy stops speaking.Nancy's Auntie Eva, recently widowed and feeling alone, apart from the companionship of two bewildered pugs, is facing a future without her husband or the dreams she gave up for him.But when Eva agrees to host her niece and nephew once a fortnight, Caitlin and Eva are made to face the different truths about their marriages - and about what they both really want . . .'Bittersweet, lovely and ultimately redemptitive; the kind of book that makes you want to live your own life better' - Jojo Moyes'So satisfying and clever and deeply moving' - Sophie Kinsellashow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 29mm | 318g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 1444796046
  • 9781444796049
  • 71,894

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An uplifting novel which will appeal to fans of David Nicholls. * Daily Mail * This vibrant and uplifting novel has not only entertained me hugely, but made me change the way I look at life. * Katie Fforde * Such a brilliant book. So satisfying and clever and deeply moving. I'll be passing it on to all my friends. * Sophie Kinsella * Praise for A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME * : * I love Dillon's writing: her characters are so warm that reading one of her books is like opening a log-burning stove -- Fiona Walker * The Lady magazine * A book you'll read into the wee hours, full of warmth, love and bravery. * Lucy Robinson * Grown up chick lit at its best. I loved it. * Daily Mail * A beautifully written story about friendship, trust and love. I adored it. * Milly Johnson * I always find Lucy Dillon's books so overflowing with wit and wisdom. * Jenny Colgan * Clever and sweet . . . Jenny Colgan and Sophie Kinsella are fans * Red * A perfect beach holiday read. * Woman's Own * Lucy Dillon's books make the world a better place * Heat * You won't be disappointed if you stick this in your beach bag * Daily Mail * It is unbelievable but "All I Ever Wanted" is my first Lucy Dillon's book - but certainly not the last, as this novel has totally convinced me and it made me experience all kind of emotions. It was a beautiful, gentle story about a family that goes through a rough patch in their lives. * On My Bookshelf * ALL I EVER WANTED is my first Lucy Dillon's book - but certainly not the last . . . a beautiful, gentle story * Heat * A rather lovely read, despite dealing with a few things you might not expect from a regular chick-lit novel. Definitely give it a read! -- T'rexes and Tiaras Full of Warmth and hear, this is a brilliantly written book * Sun on Sunday * Sometimes, you just need a good cry and no one tugs at the heartstrings quite like Lucy Dillon. She's back with this tale of two sisters; Caitlin, recently divorced with her self-esteem shattered and a four year old daughter, Nancy, who's stopped talking, and Eva recently widowed and her world splintered. Throw in a couple of adorable pugs in this tale of heartbreak, healing and hope, then stick a fork in me, because I am done. * Red Online *show more

About Lucy Dillon

Lucy Dillon was born in Cumbria in 1974. Lucy won the Romantic Novelists' Association Contemporary Romantic Novel Award in 2015 for A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME and their Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS. She is the bestselling author of THE BALLROOM CLASS, WALKING BACK TO HAPPINESS, THE SECRET OF HAPPY EVER AFTER and ONE SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS.show more

Review Text

Sometimes, you just need a good cry and no one tugs at the heartstrings quite like Lucy Dillon. She's back with this tale of two sisters; Caitlin, recently divorced with her self-esteem shattered and a four year old daughter, Nancy, who's stopped talking, and Eva recently widowed and her world splintered. Throw in a couple of adorable pugs in this tale of heartbreak, healing and hope, then stick a fork in me, because I am done. Red Onlineshow more

Rating details

713 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 30% (212)
4 41% (293)
3 23% (162)
2 5% (34)
1 2% (12)
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