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In Little Stars

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6th September 2022

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781787478770

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Two families divided by hate. A love that will not die.

Sylvie and Donna travel on the same train to work each day but have never spoken. Their families are on different sides of the bitter Brexit divide, although the tensions and arguments at home give them much in common.

What they don’t know is that their eldest children, Rachid and Jodie, are about to meet for the first time and fall in love. Aware that neither family will approve, the teenagers vow to keep their romance a secret.

But as Sylvie’s family feel increasingly unwelcome in England, a desire for a better life threatens Rachid and Jodie’s relationship. Can their love unite their families – or will it end in tragedy?

‘Powerful and moving’ RACHEL EDWARDS
‘Heart-wrenching’ 5* READER REVIEW
‘A thought-provoking triumph’ MIKE GAYLE
‘Such a beautiful story’ 5* READER REVIEW
‘Outstanding’ SUSAN LEWIS
‘Compelling’ 5* READER REVIEW
‘Original and powerful . . . You’ll love it’ LOUISE BEECH
‘A love story like no other’ 5* READER REVIEW
‘Warm, wise and very moving’ ARAMINTA HALL
‘I could not put it down’ 5* READER REVIEW
‘Absolutely loved In Little Stars’ LUCY DIAMOND
‘Intelligent, thought-provoking and heart-breaking’ 5* READER REVIEW

Please note this novel contains details of racial abuse and racially motivated violence.


Louise Beech
Wow, Green's original and powerful novel had me in absolute bits. Sad, thought-provoking, funny and beautifully written. You'll love it. I did. So much
Susan Lewis
Wow! I am so impressed by this book. It is outstanding . . . Fantastic characters, stunning story and the kind of poignancy that will make it stay with me for a very long time
Anstey Harris
A modern-day Alan Sillitoe: a love story in a world of prejudice and bias, told in the kind of authentic voices that we seldom hear
Shelley Harris
Yet again, Linda Green reaches the parts that other authors don't reach. Romeo and Juliet in post-referendum Yorkshire in a story thrumming with lived experience
Rachel Edwards
This powerful and moving interracial love story reminds our Brexit-battered country why we must always choose hope over hate
Lucy Diamond
Absolutely loved In Little Stars. So powerful and deeply moving, I felt so invested in the characters' lives
Charlotte Duckworth
This book broke my heart. Powerful and devastating, In Little Stars is a must-read that throws light on some very real issues
Araminta Hall
A warm, wise and very moving book, which ultimately shows the power of love in bringing people together. A much needed story in our divided world
Mike Gayle
With brilliantly constructed characters whose happiness you ache for, In Little Stars is a powerful and thought-provoking triumph
Yorkshire Post
A compelling, thought-provoking read about love and hope, loss and hate
Good Housekeeping
Frances Quinn
Loved this book - a brilliantly poignant updating of Romeo and Juliet