Sometimes the end is the start of forever…
Emma and Nathan couldn’t be more different. But when they meet in a hospital waiting room, to the sound of a ticking clock and surrounded by faded magazines, they are both terrified, nervous and alone. And they have one fatal thing in common…
Emma lives a quiet life. She looks after her disabled mother. She lives vicariously through the well-thumbed pages and cracked spines of her beloved books.
Nathan spends his days fifteen thousand feet above the ground, soaring through the air, stomach somersaulting, as a sky diving instructor. After a lifetime of having a recurring dream that he would die at twenty-seven, he treats every day like it’s his last.
As fate throws Emma and Nathan together, everything is about to change.
Emma has never been kissed, or tasted champagne, or travelled abroad. Nathan has never fallen in love, worn odd socks, or grown a sunflower from a seed.
Emma and Nathan vow never to waste an hour, knowing that goodbye could come all too soon. But as they lose their hearts to one another against all the odds, have they found each other too late?
Every day you get up, go to work, come home and go to sleep. And a lot of those days you waste time complaining or not living life to the fullest. Why? Because you just don’t stop and think. Think how precious life is and the people surrounding you.
People work to earn money, which is normal of course. You need it to survive, but do you have to work so many hours or do you need that newest model of cell phone or car? Maybe you should take a step back, enjoy life, your family, your friends because no matter how hard it is to see these words on paper, it is true. Life can be snatched away from you, in the blink of an eye.
Think about those times, when someone asked you something and you did not feel like doing it. You found an excuse to say no. Maybe you should say yes the next time and enjoy the moment.
Cherish the love you have. Some people are lucky to have each other for decades. Others are not so blessed and only are allowed to spend 99 days together.
And then you can give up or you can finalise a project your loved one started. Which one would you pick?
I am an emotional person, sometimes. There are things that grab me by the throat and make me cry. It can be happy tears or sad tears. An athlete who wins something after a massive effort can bring tears to my eyes and have me crying a river. Stories like this one have the same effect on me. I could hold back in the beginning but at a certain point emotions took over and tears were rolling down my cheeks.
This story makes you think about life. It was very beautiful. 5 stars
About the author
When Catherine Miller became a mum to twins, she decided her hands weren’t full enough so wrote a novel with every spare moment she managed to find. By the time the twins were two, Catherine had a two-book deal with Carina UK. There is a possibility she has aged remarkably in that time. Her debut novel, Waiting For You, came out in March 2016.
Catherine was a NHS physiotherapist, but for health reasons (Uveitis and Sarcoidosis) she retired early from this career. As she loved her physiotherapy job, she decided if she couldn’t do that she would pursue her writing dream. It took a few years and a couple of babies, but in 2015 she won the Katie Fforde bursary, was a finalist in the London Book Fair Write Stuff Competition and highly commended in Woman magazine’s writing competition. Soon afterwards she signed with Carina. Soon after that, she collapsed in a heap and was eventually revived by chocolate.
Since then she’s become an internationally bestselling novelist and hasn’t found a week that didn’t require revival by chocolate. She is one eighth of The Romaniacs – a group of writing friends who’ve supported each other since meeting through The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme.