Reasons To Go Outside

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What to expect

A heartwarming and uplifting debut about the power of friendship, facing your fears, and finding the courage to step into the rest of your life.

Pearl Winter hasn’t been outside in forty-three years.

Since she arrived in Dartmoor as a teenager, her isolated cottage has been her whole world. A place of safety. But now Pearl is utterly alone – except for the postman, the local crows, and her memories of the summer when her life turned upside down.

Connor Matthews feels like a stranger in his own home.

Since his mother’s death he’s been adrift from his remaining family and the life that’s always been mapped out for him.

But when Connor takes a summer job as Pearl’s gardener, their unexpected friendship opens the door to a fresh start for them both. If they can just take the first step . . .

(P) 2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critics Review

  • A touching and moving exploration of courage, friendship, and how hope can be found in the most unexpected places. Reasons To Go Outside is the heartwarming and uplifting book we all need right now, a celebration of the power of connection and kindness. Poignant, absorbing and beautifully written – I loved it

    Holly Miller
  • There is such a warmth to this story . . . The characters flew off the page and I took them instantly to my heart . . . a bittersweet book full of love and hope. Who doesn’t need that right now?

    Helen Fisher
  • Gentle writing and great characters . . . I loved this book and would not be surprised to see in this year’s bestsellers list!

    Goodreads Reviewer
  • I loved this heartwarming tale about the power of friendship and finding courage within

    My Weekly

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