Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Love of My Life

Just from reading the synopsis of The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas, we can tell it's going to be a cathartic tearjerker, good for an ugly-cry and an entire box of tissues. With over half its ratings on Amazon UK coming in at five stars, we have a feeling you won't want to miss out on reading it. Thanks to Bookouture, we have THREE e-books for some lucky readers anywhere in the world!

‘I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.’

THE LOVE OF MY LIFE is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity.

It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and
natural narrative voice.

Discover the massive UK No.1 bestseller.

When Olivia and Luca fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca’s parents run Marinella’s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in an otherwise bleak seaside town, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family.

On a freezing January night Olivia’s life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident. Left with nothing, and gripped by an overwhelming grief, Olivia abandons her job and returns home to where Luca has been buried just to be close to him – even though she knows she will not be welcome.

Facing her past and Luca’s family is not easy. When Olivia meets Luca’s married twin brother, Marc, she discovers a man experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. And when it spirals out of control, the consequences are both explosive and cruel…

About the author:
All Louise Douglas ever wanted to be was a published author. When her husband was working away and her sons had reached an age where they didn't need her constant attention anymore she thought to herself 'It's now or never'.

Louise began work on The Love of My Life, sitting at the kitchen table for at least a couple of hours every evening, after work. It took six months to finish the book and a little later she received a phone call from a top Dublin literary agent. The book went on to become a massive bestseller in the UK and is now published in the US and Canada for the first time. Visit Louise at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Advance praise for The Love of My Life:

‘Sad and lovely. I'm now having trouble finding a book good enough to fill the very deep hole she's left.’ ~Milly Johnson

‘It was a joy to read, and I just couldn't put it down. I was desperate to find out what had happened between Olivia and the Felicone's, and the story which led up to this was so detailed and well told, you felt like you were right in the middle of it with Olivia. An amazing debut, and one I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. Superb.’ ~Chick Lit Chloe

‘Louise Douglas has written a brilliant book full of raw emotion; she has the skill to really draw the reader into the lives of the characters and take them on a journey with her.’ ~Chicklit Club

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Janine said...

Any book by Nicolas Sparks always gets me teared up

Milena said...

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. It is an emotional roller coster!

Unknown said...

The Fault In Our Stars had me sobbing. On another note, I woke up this morning thinking about my first love, when I was 15, who died in an accident on March 6 when I was 15. Weird.

Anonymous said...

The Notebook every time! Linda W

susieqlaw said...

The Notebook. Nicholas Sparks books get me every time.

bn100 said...

the notebook

Catherine said...

Me Before You by Joni Moyes

Mary Preston said...

I don't cry a lot when reading. THE BOOK THIEF got me in the end though.

Glenda H. said...

I don't usually cry when I read books...more likely to laugh...but I know I have a few times but can't really think right off hand where I did. I just don't remember like I did which is annoying...I call it chemo brain but maybe some is aging.

Nova said...

Love Story by Erich Segal.

Unknown said...

The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel. Loved the book and totally had a good cry

Rhonda J G said...

Little Women....Beth gets me every time!