The Pre-Loved Club

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What to expect

‘A funny, warm, wry writer’ – David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day and Sweet Sorrow

‘This fabulous summer read is a gentle reminder love never gives up on anyone. A funny, charming, warm-hearted story to restore your faith in life’ – Janice Hallett, bestselling author of The Appeal

Ned is in IKEA with his wife when she breaks the news that it’s over.
For Gemma, it happens on the way to get fish and chips, when she opens the glove compartment of her husband’s car to find a pair of women’s sunglasses that aren’t hers.

For both, it’s a bolt from the blue that rocks their faith in the world, relationships, and themselves. But you can’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself, especially when there are children involved, so both – for very different reasons – join a support group for single parents.

It’s fair to say they don’t exactly hit it off.

However, as Ned and Gemma know from bitter experience, life is full of surprises, and as they navigate their respective brave new worlds, it’s possible they have more in common than either might have suspected, including – but not limited to – excess emotional baggage, low self-esteem, and the ability to take something promising and well and truly screw it up . . .

A warm and witty look at the world of dating second time around, The Pre-Loved Club by Sue Teddern is for anyone who has ever dreamt of finding true love, only to realize life doesn’t necessarily work that way.

Critics Review

  • A funny, warm, wry writer

    David Nicholls, bestselling author of One Day and Sweet Sorrow
  • This fabulous summer read is a gentle reminder love never gives up on anyone. A funny, charming, warm-hearted story to restore your faith in life. Starts with a bang and leaves you with a smile on your face

    Janice Hallett, bestselling author of The Appeal and The Twyford Code
  • Fresh, sharply observed and laugh out loud funny – a bittersweet, grown-up romcom that tells it like it is

    Frances Quinn, author of The Smallest Man
  • The Pre-Loved Club is a superb summer read – utterly relatable, huge fun and just like real life, but with more jokes. Just like her debut, Sue Teddern’s lovely new book is wry, readable and irresistible

    Eva Carter, author of Owner of a Lonely Heart
  • With sharp wit and keen observation, Sue Teddern holds a mirror up to the brutal twists and turns of family breakups. This tender, bittersweet story has you on the edge of your seat, gunning for a happy ending

    Sarah Steele
  • Such storytelling! It grabs you at the first sentence, holds you to the last, and leaves you wanting more. Her shrewdly-observed, lovingly-explored characters are a joy – funny, poignant and utterly believable

    Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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