The Certainty of Chance
Madeleine Joy is feeling more meh than merry. When an Icelandic volcano erupts six days before Christmas, hazardous ash congests European airspace, canceling flights indefinitely-including the thirtysomething's connection to Paris. Stranded alone in London, separated from her sister, and with the devastating one-year anniversary of her best friend's tragic death just days away, Madeleine has never felt less festive. And as if things couldn't get worse, the cute guy driving the cab to her hotel won't shut up about carolers and tinsel...
Julian Halliwell is one of life's sunny optimists. A former music journalist, he's embraced his love for London by starting his own black cab business, enthusiastically ferrying passengers from one historic landmark to another. But life hasn't always been easy for Julian. Having navigated several life-changing setbacks including a cruel betrayal by his former fiancée, Julian remains hopeful that he'll meet somebody kind, who shares his love of music, his corgi named Winnie, and of course, the magic of Christmas time in London.
Despite being an unlikely match, fate seems determined to throw them together. But can the grieving American find joy again in a world where the lights have all but dimmed?
From Jacquelyn Middleton, the award-winning author of UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES, comes a heartwarming Christmas story of love, loss, serendipity, and the belief that what's meant for you won't pass you by.
- Paperback | 330 pages
- 140 x 216 x 19mm | 417g
- 16 Sep 2021
- Kirkwall Books
"Middleton's impressive descriptive skills are spotlighted throughout this narrative as she makes Christmas in London come alive on the pages...The real power, however, is in the author's ability to create identifiable and emotionally connective characters who readers can't help but root for. Madeleine & Julian...remind readers that where there is love there is always hope. Heartrending and heartwarming, this is an undeniably endearing romance, perfect to read over the holidays." --BlueInk Review, a partner of the American Library Association's Booklist (STARRED REVIEW)