It’s never too late to say I love you…
From the moment they meet one December day there’s something between Charlotte Taylor and her brother’s best friend, Tom Farley. But Tom’s already taken and Charlie has to let him go…
It’s another five years before their paths cross again only a secret from the past forces Charlie to make a choice. She promises herself she’ll never look back…
The years pass and Charlie moves on with her life but she can never forget Tom. He’s always there whispering ‘What if?’.
Can Charlie leave the life she has built for one last chance with Tom? Or is the one that got away not really the one at all…?
This book could be summed up in one sentence. It’s a quote from the story: “You must be yourself, because everyone else has already been taken.”
The least you can say about that is that it is a truism. You can dream all you like of course and you can keep on looking back and thinking what if, but the only thing you are sure about is the life you are actually living at the moment.
You can feel guilty about some things, but you also have to realise that adults are responisble for their own actions. Not a feeling you can easily get over.
Beware: a dream can always turn into a nightmare …
All the time I was thinking, ‘please Charlotte’, begging her to do what I would have liked her to do and then the author made my heart stop for a few pages …
Kudos to the author for giving me that feeling. I just love it when it happens in a book.
It’s a story that gave me the ‘could have, would have, should have’ impression, where you are thorn and find yourself between a rock and a hard place and where you long for something else than what you have got, without the certainty that it would have been better. For all you know it might have been worse.
In my opinion a wonderful book. 5 stars.
Thank you, Emma Heatherington and Harper Fiction
About the author
Emma Heatherington is a bestselling author from Donaghmore, County Tyrone.
Her novels include the Amazon UK Top 10 bestseller and Amazon US hit, The Legacy of Lucy Harte, and A Part of Me and You, which reached the USA Kindle Top 100 and the UK Top 40.
Her latest novel, A Miracle on Hope Street is a heartwarming Christmas themed story of love, kindness and friendship.
As well as novels, Emma has written scripts for over 70 educational short films and plays and was ghostwriter for country legend Philomena Begley on her autobiography, My Life My Music My Memories (The O’Brien Press, 2017) and Nathan Carter’s life story, Born For The Road (Penguin Ireland) which was shortlisted for the An Póst Irish Book Awards 2018.
She also regularly contributes to the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life newspapers and has appeared on chat shows on RTE, TV3 and UTV.
Emma is a mum of five, aged from 23 to 4 years old and her partner is Irish artist and singer/songwriter Jim McKee.