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It was always you by Emma Cooper

Publication Date 01 06 22

Would you choose a different life if you had the chance?

Two people. One chance to turn back the clock.

On the last night in October 1999 the clocks went back, and Ella and Will's love began.

A teenage Ella sat around a bonfire drinking with her future husband and her oldest friend Cole.

As Ella wandered away from the group, she found herself leaning against a derelict

archway before passing out.

The next day, Ella remembered fractured images of a conversation with a woman

in a green coat and red scarf but dismissed it as a drunken dream.

Twenty-three years later, with her marriage to Will in trouble, and Cole spiralling out of

control, Ella opens a gift which turns her life upside down: a green coat and red scarf.

When she looks in the mirror, the woman from the archway is reflected back at her.

As the last Sunday in October arrives, Ella is faced with a choice.

Would she choose a different life, if she could do it again?

5 Star Review

2am. Tears damp on my pillow. Why Emma Cooper just why?

I haven't felt this way about a book in such a long time but the author is like a magician weaving a spell with her words. How she managed to make me care so much for these three characters is beyond my comprehension And my goodness did I care! I fell in love with Cole and Will. Adored them.....and crazily so.....equally.

The tension at the end was so heightened that I couldn't stop reading until the early hours even though I knew I had a busy morning. But I needed to find out everything. I couldn't even choose how I wanted it to end so Cooper had to tell me how my heart would break.

A gorgeous novel with stunning prose that often made me pause and ponder on its beauty. I will be reading much more by this author. Oh and it's funny too!

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