This book is truly beautiful and Becky Hunter has the most magical way with words, characterisation and storyline. It’s genre spanning – there’s a little bit of romance, contemporary fiction, fantasy and a very soft and gentle element of magical realism. It’s down to earth, basically.
The magic is just enough and the way that the story is written, with such personal insights and disclosures, brings you right into the main characters heart. I loved Emery, I loved going with her throughout her life-span as the book progressed. She blossomed, as a reader you aren’t meant to always like her or approve of her life decisions, and in that respect, she’s all of us. She was very real and relatable.
It’s sentimental, endearing, romantic and just beautiful. Everything you want in a love story, the emotions and more.
About the Book
What if your soulmate could only ever be the love of your afterlife?
The first time Emery’s heart stops, she is only five years old…
Emery is born with a heart condition that means her heart could quite literally stop at any moment. The people around her know what to do – if they act quickly enough there will be no lasting damage, and Emery’s heart can be restarted. But when this happens, she is briefly technically dead.
Each time Emery’s heart stops, she meets Nick. His purpose is to help people adjust to the fact that they are dead, to help them say goodbye, before they move on entirely. He does not usually meet people more than once – but with Emery, he is able to make a connection, and he finds himself drawn to her.
As Emery’s life progresses, and she goes through ups and downs, she finds that a part of her is longing for those moments when her heart will stop – so that she can see Nick again.
This is the story of two fated lovers who long for each other, but are destined never to share more than a few fleeting moments – because if they were to be together, it would mean the end of Emery’s life.
About The Author
Becky Hunter lived and worked in London for several years before moving to Mozambique to volunteer with horses and try her hand at writing. A few years, a few destinations, and a few jobs later she had the idea that would become her acclaimed debut novel, One Moment. Alongside writing, she now works as a freelance editor and publicist, splitting her time between Bristol and London, and constantly trying to plan the next adventure.
[Credit; Jericho Writers]
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