The First Time I Saw You

The First Time I Saw You : the most heartwarming and emotional love story of the year

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'Beautifully observed, tender and genuinely funny' Josie Silver

'Funny, original storytelling, an emotional rollercoaster packed with twists and turns that tugged at all my heartstrings' Holly Miller

'A profoundly affecting, beautifully written story packed with heart and hope' Miranda Dickinson

Lost:
Six-foot-two Irish man who answers to the name Samuel McLaughlin.
Has weak shins and enjoys show tunes.
If found, please return to Sophie Williams.

Before Sophie met Samuel she saw the world in grey.
Before Samuel met Sophie, he never believed in love at first sight.

When they first meet, something tells them they are meant to be.
But fate has other ideas.

Now they have lost each other and can't see a way back.
But they've already changed each other's lives in more ways
than they ever expected...

From the author of The Songs of Us (shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Novel Award) comes a love story that will 'break your heart, but put it back together again' (Katie Fforde). Fans of Jojo Moyes and Lucy Dillon will love The First Time I Saw You by Emma Cooper.

'An evocative, warm and character-driven read that is truly memorable' Woman & Home

'A heartwarming, charming novel which had me falling in love and desperate to be part of their happy ending' Olivia Beirne

'A gorgeous heart-breaking rollercoaster of a love story that made me laugh and cry in equal measures' Fiona Harper

'Cooper creates characters that come alive with pathos and heart and humour' Magic Radio
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 315g
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472265025
  • 9781472265029
  • 56,378

Review Text

Beautifully observed, tender and genuinely funny. Readers are going to love it! Josie Silver
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Quirky, clever and original, this will break your heart, but put it back together again -- Katie Fforde The Songs of Us is an emotional rollercoaster of a book that made me laugh and cry in equal measures. A tragically beautiful story of love and loss, family and hope. Emma Cooper has been swiftly added to my list of authors to read -- Fiona Harper This is a very special book indeed: funny, powerful, heart-wrenching and so poignant. I have laughed and cried and cried . . . it reminded me to hold my family close and tell each of them how much I love them -- Jo Thomas [A] sweet, moving debut * Good Housekeeping * Poignant and beautifully written * Woman * A warm and touching novel about love and loss, and the healing power of family * Woman and Home * Praise for THE SONGS OF US: It's a tale to restore your belief in love conquering all... Witty and warm * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * While this is resolutely a romantic story, the lines of love between friends and family are explored with such depth and delicacy...Cooper creates characters that come alive with pathos and heart and humour. * Magic Radio * An evocative, warm and character-driven read * Woman * Fans of authors Jojo Moves and Lucy Dillon will love this touching read from Emma Cooper. * Hello * Sophie and Sam's story was a gorgeous heart-breaking rollercoaster of a love story that made me laugh and cry in equal measures. -- Fiona Harper A profoundly affecting, beautifully written story packed with heart and hope. -- Miranda Dickinson An evocative, warm and character-driven read that is truly memorable. * Woman & Home * A heartwarming, charming novel which had me falling in love and desperate to be part of their happy ending. -- Olivia Beirne Funny, original storytelling, an emotional rollercoaster packed with twists and turns that tugged at all my heartstrings Beautifully observed, tender and genuinely funny. Readers are going to love it! * Josie Silver *
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About Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper is a former teaching assistant, who lives in Shropshire with her partner and four children. She spends her spare time writing novels, drinking wine and watching box-sets with her partner of twenty-four years, who still makes her smile every day.

Emma has always wanted to be a writer - ever since childhood, she's been inventing characters (her favourite being her imaginary friend 'Boot') and is thrilled that she now gets to use this imagination to bring to life all of her creations.
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Rating details

172 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 52% (90)
4 31% (53)
3 10% (18)
2 4% (7)
1 2% (4)
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