The One That Got Away
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The One That Got Away

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In this irresistible debut novel, a freak accident allows a wife and mother to explore the alluring alternative of the Road Not Taken. Abbey Lahey is a married, harried working mother of two, struggling to make ends meet in a blue-collar suburb of Philadelphia. When a freak tumble down a Nordstrom escalator lands her in an alternate reality, Abbey finds herself happily married to the one who got away-a dashing Philly blueblood she met briefly years earlier-and living a Cinderella life of privilege and luxury. It's everything Abbey ever dreamed of...or is it? At first dazzled by the clothes, the penthouse, the nannies, and the glittering social functions, Abbey soon begins noticing troubling flaws in her new fourteen-carat life. And, all the while, she wonders about the people she left behind. Torn between two vastly different realities, Abbey takes increasingly dramatic steps to reclaim herself---whoever that may be.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 32mm | 703g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Hachette Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316305731
  • 9780316305730
  • 862,953

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"An enchanting novel about the choices we make in life and love--by turns hilarious, poignant, and nostalgic. Himes's novel will make you revisit all the "what ifs" you've ever contemplated, from fleeting encounters to almost-weddings . . . a lively debut that will strike a chord in anyone with a romantic past." Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook and See Me"show more

About Leigh Himes

Author Leigh Himes has spent fourteen years working in the public relations field. Born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, she now lives just outside of Philadelphia with her husband and their two children. This is her first book.show more

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634 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (259)
3 35% (223)
2 8% (51)
1 1% (6)
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