Her Long Goodbye
Mia's life was fragmented by moments of impact. Moments that left tears in her memory and stains on her heart. Her dad's death. The day her world shook apart. Her unsaid goodbye to Toby. She set out to find her place in the world. With having barely stepped foot in London she'd fallen in love. Its beauty and splendour captivated her far deeper than anything or anyone else had before. Then she met Dan. "He loves me, he loves me not. He..." Mia looked down, realising all the petals were gone. "Oh." She threw the naked bud to the ground. "Am I not worth fighting for?" If love wasn't a game then why did she feel like she was being cheated? Following her return from London she felt trapped between her past and her future, between two loves, two men who didn't love her back. Or had she mistaken her love for theirs?
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 21.84mm | 589.67g
- 12 Jan 2013
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About N J Mauchline
Nicola lives in the beautiful city of Christchurch, which the Lonely Planet named one of the top ten cities to visit in 2013. Although it is a city which has much that still needs to be demolished and rebuilt, it is a city of triumph and innovation. A city besieged with art and creativity. The stunning Avon River still winds through the city centre and the blossom has still bloomed despite all the tragedy that this city has seen during the past few years. In Her Long Goodbye Mia speaks of the unshakeable true beauty of Christchurch, a beauty that the earthquakes could never rob from the city. Nicola began writing Her Long Goodbye in 2009; but had to shelf it several times due to inspiration interrupts because of the ongoing earthquakes, several long overseas holidays and developing repetitive strain injury. Early in 2012, she started on a second novel, but shelved it after a couple of chapters due to the time commitment of getting Her Long Goodbye ready for publication, which was finally released on Amazon in January 2013. Her Waiting List was published the following year. Nicola is currently working on the third and final book in the romance trilogy, titled Her Long Wait. Anticipated release is 2016. For fun (aside from writing) Nicola enjoys playing squash, designing mosaics, watching cricket and league, as well as serving in her local church.