the first time i saw you emma cooper

My thoughts…

I’m binge-reading Emma Cooper’s books. I started off the year with the first book I’d ever read by her (you can read my review here) and I can’t stop! Emma’s latest book has just been published and I devoured it. Not being too well at the moment books are about the only thing that are giving me some relief and when I can concentrate I am getting stuck right in there! The Songs of Us – which I finished early in January – was incredible. You’ll see from my review how incredible I thought it was. I was worried that this book wouldn’t live up to it, because how can an author be that good more than once? Well they can, and they did and I do not doubt that Emma will pull off another incredible book in the future too – a world without Emma Cooper’s books would be desolate!

Again I was gripped, when I could, I read this book, constantly. I needed to know what happens at the end but at the same time I didn’t want it to end. I actually sent Emma a message about a third of the way through heart-broken because of something I’d read – she assured me she would make me smile again, and she did. This book will have you smiling, wailing and begging for it all to go right for the main characters.

About the book…

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 could have predicted…
Genre: Romance
Publication: January 9th 2020 by Headline Review

About the author…

The Songs of Us was inspired by Emma’s love of music and her ability to almost always embarrass herself, and her children, in the most mundane of situations. She was so fascinated by the idea of combining the two, that she began to write Melody’s story. Working full-time with a large family meant that Emma had to steal snippets of ‘spare’ time from her already chaotic and disorganised life; the majority of her novel was written during her lunchtime in a tiny school office. She never expected to fall so deeply in love with the King family and is overwhelmed that others feel the same.

She has three loves in life: reading, writing and her family…oh, and music, cheese, pizza, films – Maths is not one of her talents. Emma’s latest book, The First Time I Saw You, is out in paperback on the 9th January 2020.

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