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The First Time I Saw You: the most heartwarming and emotional love story of the year

Emma Cooper

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A love story that will break your heart but put it back together again from the author of The Songs of Us

From the author of The Songs of Us (shortlisted for the RNA Contemporary Novel Award) comes a love story that will 'break your heart, but put it back together again' (Katie Fforde). Fans of Jojo Moyes and Lucy Dillon will love The First Time I Saw You by Emma Cooper.

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 ever expected...

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Praise for The First Time I Saw You: the most heartwarming and emotional love story of the year

  • Beautifully observed, tender and genuinely funny. Readers are going to love it! - Josie Silver

  • Quirky, clever and original, this will break your heart, but put it back together again - Katie Fforde

  • a heartwarming, charming novel which had me falling in love and desperate to be part of their happy ending.

  • Praise for THE SONGS OF US:

  • A warm and touching novel about love and loss, and the healing power of family - Woman and Home

  • Poignant and beautifully written - Woman

  • [A] sweet, moving debut - Good Housekeeping

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Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper is a former teaching assistant, who lives in Shropshire with her partner and four children. She spends her spare time writing novels, drinking wine and watching box-sets with her partner of twenty-four years, who still makes her smile every day.

Emma has always wanted to be a writer - ever since childhood, she's been inventing characters (her favourite being her imaginary friend 'Boot') and is thrilled that she now gets to use this imagination to bring to life all of her creations.

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