Owner of a Lonely Heart

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What to expect

‘A truly moving, uplifting story about love, connection and finding the courage to start over’ – Rowan Coleman

‘The perfect holiday read’ – Josie LLoyd

What are you most afraid of . . . ?

Gemma is terrified of slowing down, because if she does, she’ll have to admit how lonely she’s felt since losing the love of her life. So she fills her days with work and taking her dog, Bear, to comfort young patients at the local hospital. That’s enough, isn’t it?

Dan is scared of anyone getting to know the real him. He’s the life and soul of every party, but he’s certain that if people find out what he’s done, everything will fall apart.

Casey is Dan’s twelve year old daughter – though they barely know each other. She’s starting four weeks of treatment for a benign tumour, and is scared this summer could be her last.

When Gemma, Dan and Casey meet one scorching July, the connection is instant. Yet they’re all used to protecting themselves from heartbreak by keeping their distance. Now that fate – and a small, scruffy terrier – have brought them together, can they find the courage to connect?

A story of bravery in all its guises, Eva Carter’s Owner of A Lonely Heart is about taking the plunge even when it frightens you – because it’s never too late to find the people who make your world make sense.

‘Sensitively and beautifully written. This is a book that will stay with you after the last page is turned’ – Milly Johnson

Critics Review

  • Heartwarming, immersive and hopeful . . . A beautiful read

    Julie Cohen
  • A truly moving, uplifting story about love, connection and finding the courage to start over

    Rowan Coleman
  • Heartwarming and full of insight, this book will lift your spirits and make you smile

    Katie Fforde
  • The perfect holiday read – wonderfully plausible characters, dark secrets and a fabulously teased-out love story. When I got to the end, I gave it a hug

    Josie Lloyd
  • A gorgeous novel about messy, scary, wonderful love in all its forms

    Katy Regan
  • Sensitively and beautifully written. This is a book that will stay with you long after the last page is turned

    Milly Johnson

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