It Was Always You

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What to expect

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

Two people. One chance to turn back the clock.

The unforgettable new novel from the author of The Songs of Us. If you love Cecilia Ahern and Holly Miller, you’ll adore this heartwarming novel.

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?

(P) 2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critics Review

  • This book had me hooked from the beginning . . . Equal parts funny, sad and poignant, and as a teen of the 1990s too, I absolutely loved the nostalgia. A complete triumph

    Clare Swatman
  • THIS BOOK! My favourite Emma Cooper book to date. It’s romantic, heart-breaking and a real page-turner. I had no idea what was going to happen and I loved every second. It’s left me with a book hangover. I LOVED IT!

    Olivia Beirne
  • A beautiful, moving, and heart wrenching book to give you all the feels. A real page-turning plot, but it’s the characters who make it: Will, Ella and Cole are three brilliantly real characters who you can’t help but want to spend time with, all the way to the heart stopping conclusion.

    Emily Stone
  • Absolutely magical! Emma always creates such wonderfully compelling characters, they jump off the page and into your heart. So romantic and heartfelt, I didn’t want it to end

    Josie Silver
  • Praise for Emma Cooper:

  • A poignant story about love, loss and letting go. . . sensitively handled and beautifully written

    Holly Miller

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