When Nina's quiet, bookish life is upturned by the family she never knew she had, she finds herself on a journey to discover if real life can ever live up to fiction.
"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful." #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin
Like a conversation with the funniest person you know - just lovely" Katie Fforde
Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own... shell.
Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, an excellent trivia team and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.
So when the father she never knew existed dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers.
And if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny and interested in getting to know her...
It's time for Nina to turn her own fresh page, and find out if real life can ever live up to fiction...
Praise for Abbi Waxman:
"funny and uplifting" - Good Housekeeping
"cosy, life-affirming read" - Cathy Hopkins, author of KICKING THE BUCKET LIST
"Waxman has given us a grow bag full of emotion - witty, uplifting and unashamedly honest - Heidi Swain, Sunday Times bestselling author of SUMMER AT SKYLARK FARM
'GORGEOUS' - Marian Keyes
Charmed by its funny loveliness - Nina Stibbe, author of Reasons to be Cheerful
Abbi Waxman offers up a quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm.... For anyone who's ever wondered if their greatest romance might come between the pages of books they read, Waxman offers a heartwarming tribute to that possibility. - Entertainment Weekly
Meet our bookish millennial heroine-a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will... Waxman's wit and wry humor stand out. She is funny and imaginative, and "Bookish" lands a step above run-of-the-mill romantic comedy fare. - The Washington Post
Book lovers will absolutely relate - O, The Oprah Magazine
Funny, uplifting and a brilliant reminder of the magic of books. It's just such a deliciously lovely read, like a big slab of your favourite cake in book form - Libby Page, author of The Lido
ABBI WAXMAN is a chocolate-loving, dog-loving woman, who lives in Los Angeles and lies down as much as possible. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction. She has three daughters, two dogs, three cats, six chickens, two guinea pigs and one very patient husband.
I Was Told it Would Get Easier is Abbi's fourth novel. Her previous books are The Garden of Small Beginnings, Other People's Houses and The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.
You can keep in touch with Abbi through her website www.abbiwaxman.com, or on Instagram @abbiwaxman