The Start of Something

The Start of Something

Miranda Dickinson

ISBN
9780008440756
Pub date
03/02/2022
Imprint
HQ
Binding
Paperback
Format
B Format 129x198mm
Extent
416 pages
Price
£8.99
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Book Overview


‘A proper lovely romance, and a fabulous spirit-lifter’ Ruth Jones

‘Heart-warming and believable. This is Miranda Dickinson at her very best’ Sarah Morgan

The Start of Something is a wonderfully romantic story about the healing powers of love. Gentle and romantic, a wonderful salve for the soul, it is a charming joy of a read’ Milly Johnson

‘Miranda is such a big-hearted, generous writer, full of warmth and love’ Jenny Colgan

* * *

Two lonely people.
One note in the window.
And what happens when they reach out…

Lachlan Wallace is stuck at home after a car accident stalled his army career. With months of physiotherapy still to endure and only his rescue dog and cat for company, he’s taken to gazing out of the window, watching the world spin on without him. And then he notices a vase of flowers on the windowsill of the apartment opposite his. Drawn to their hope and colour, he decides to reach out and sticks a message in his window…

Bethan Gwynne is a stranger in a new town. Bringing up her son Noah by herself, she is slowly rebuilding her life, but loneliness is one obstacle she has yet to overcome. She’s intrigued by a glimpse of her neighbour in the apartment across from hers – and then, one evening, she sees a message in his window just for her:

WHAT ARE THOSE FLOWERS CALLED?

And so begins a love story of two people reaching out, daring to trust a stranger…

* * *

Authors and reviewers have fallen in love with The Start of Something:

‘Charming, quirky and properly romantic’ Mike Gayle, bestselling author of All the Lonely People

‘A truly heart-warming novel about hope, loneliness and the power of reaching out. Bethan and Lachlan’s story will move anyone who’s ever taken a chance on love. A magical read’ Holly Miller, bestselling author of The Sight of You

‘A story about love, fear, trust; this is a big warmhearted hug of a book’ Nina Pottell, Prima

About the author


Miranda is the author of twelve books, including six Sunday Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into seven languages and have made the bestseller charts in four countries. She has been shortlisted twice for the RNA awards (for Novel of the Year in 2010 with Fairytale of New York and again in 2012 for Contemporary Novel of the Year for It Started With a Kiss). She has now sold over a million copies of her books worldwide. Miranda lives in the Black Country with her husband and daughter.

Reviews


  • Praise for The Start of Something
  • ‘A proper lovely romance, and a fabulous spirit-lifter’ Ruth Jones, Sunday Times bestselling author
  • ‘Heart-warming and believable. This is Miranda Dickinson at her very best’ Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times bestselling author
  • ‘The Start of Something is a wonderfully romantic story about the healing powers of love. Gentle and romantic, a wonderful salve for the soul, it is a charming joy of a read – this is Miranda at her very best’ Milly Johnson, Sunday Times bestselling author
  • ‘Miranda is such a big-hearted, generous writer, full of warmth and love’ Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times bestselling author
  • ‘Charming, quirky and properly romantic, The Start of Something is a wonderful engaging story of love, the blossoming of hope and the power of a good pack of felt-tipped pens! Perfect’ Mike Gayle, bestselling author of Half a World Away and All the Lonely People
  • ‘The Start of Something is a truly heart-warming novel about hope, loneliness and the power of reaching out. Charming and romantic, Bethan and Lachlan’s story will move anyone who’s ever taken a chance on love. A magical read’ Holly Miller, bestselling author of The Sight of You
  • ‘Charming, relatable and sweet – I was fully invested in the heartwarming love story of Bethan and Lachlan’ Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop
  • ‘The Start of Something is the perfect story to remind us all to reconnect: insightful, clever, and with a gentle humour that left me wanting more. A beautiful summer read from Miranda Dickinson that will captivate and maybe even inspire you to reach out of your comfort zone’ Penny Parkes, author of Best Practice
  • ‘A story about love, fear, trust; this is a big warmhearted hug of a book’ Nina Pottell, Prima