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The First Time I Saw You

The First Time I Saw You

Beautifully observed, tender and genuinely funny’ Josie Silver

‘Funny, original storytelling, an emotional rollercoaster packed with twists and turns that tugged at all my heartstrings’ Holly Miller

‘A profoundly affecting, beautifully written story packed with heart and hope’ Miranda Dickinson

Lost:
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.

Sophie Williams has the perfect career and it’s all she needs to shut herself off from the rest of the world, and more importantly, the secrets of her past.

Samuel McLaughlin is an open book. He lives for the present and life for him is his big Irish family and his friends.

Against all expectation, Samuel breaks down the walls of Sophie’s ordered world and they spend the perfect week together, but when Sophie discovers the terrible truth, she is forced to leave.

But as Samuel begins searching for Sophie, a life-changing event alters how he sees life forever.

And with each passing week, Sophie seems further and further from his reach.

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.

‘An evocative, warm and character-driven read that is truly memorable’ Woman & Home

‘A heartwarming, charming novel which had me falling in love and desperate to be part of their happy ending’ Olivia Beirne

‘A gorgeous heart-breaking rollercoaster of a love story that made me laugh and cry in equal measures’ Fiona Harper

‘Cooper creates characters that come alive with pathos and heart and humour’ Magic Radio
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st July 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472265012

Reviews

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
This is a very special book indeed: funny, powerful, heart-wrenching and so poignant. I have laughed and cried and cried . . . it reminded me to hold my family close and tell each of them how much I love them
Jo Thomas
The Songs of Us is an emotional rollercoaster of a book that made me laugh and cry in equal measures. A tragically beautiful story of love and loss, family and hope. Emma Cooper has been swiftly added to my list of authors to read
Fiona Harper
Quirky, clever and original, this will break your heart, but put it back together again
Katie Fforde
Beautifully observed, tender and genuinely funny. Readers are going to love it!
Josie Silver
A heartwarming, charming novel which had me falling in love and desperate to be part of their happy ending.
Olivia Beirne
An evocative, warm and character-driven read that is truly memorable.
Woman & Home
While this is resolutely a romantic story, the lines of love between friends and family are explored with such depth and delicacy...Cooper creates characters that come alive with pathos and heart and humour.
Magic Radio
It's a tale to restore your belief in love conquering all... Witty and warm
Peterborough Evening Telegraph
A profoundly affecting, beautifully written story packed with heart and hope.
Miranda Dickinson
Sophie and Sam's story was a gorgeous heart-breaking rollercoaster of a love story that made me laugh and cry in equal measures.
Fiona Harper
An evocative, warm and character-driven read
Woman
Fans of authors Jojo Moves and Lucy Dillon will love this touching read from Emma Cooper.
Hello
Funny, original storytelling, an emotional rollercoaster packed with twists and turns that tugged at all my heartstrings
Holly Miller