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Ever After: The escapist, emotional and romantic new story from the bestselling author of Miss You

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Lucas is also handling translation and screen rights and US rights are being handled by Jessica Purdue at Orion Books. Obviously the expectation would be that the story would follow all of Tess and Gus’s missed chances for years, which in itself is gripping, but the fact that the author starts right when they finally meet properly, and instead only briefly references all those twists of fate throughout, is fascinating.

When my mother used to read me fairy tales, I think I always focused on the ‘ever after’ instead of the ‘happily’. Read more about the condition New: An item that is still in its original shrink wrap from the manufacturer and the original manufacturer’s seal (if applicable) has not been removed. Utterly heart-warming and a joy to lose myself in, I really look forward to reading more from this author.Despite all that goes wrong - illness and family issues, it is obvious there is a deep love between the two main characters - Tess and Gus and that fate brought them together. From chapter to chapter, I found myself anticipating how each character had observed what had happened previously, and I enjoyed reading their differing opinions on the things which they both experienced, especially as the novel progressed, and things began to get rather rocky. Eberlan, who worked in theatre, publishing and teaching before becoming a mother and writing novels, said: “Like most fairytales, my novel Miss You ended with a beginning. After many readers asked me what happened to Tess and Gus, I decided to explore whether it would really be possible for characters with such different backgrounds and challenges to live happily ever after. Tess and Gus are strangers when their lives collide one sun-drenched morning in Florence, but it feels as if fate has brought them together.

There is something so intensely delicious about knowing that no matter what these characters do, they are bound to collide.But it's also a book that implores us to be in the present, to love wholeheartedly and also that while we may not have ever after, we can still have happily. p>Read about how we’ll protect and use your data in our Privacy Notice. Kate skilfully upends the expectation of a happily-ever-after ending, exploring the complexities of long-term love. The books featured on this site are aimed primarily at readers aged 13 or above and therefore you must be 13 years or over to sign up to our newsletter. You know it’s a good novel when you have to immediately flick back to the beginning to reread some bits to help you process the ending, which is exactly what I had to do!

Because Tess’s mum and auntie are correct - falling in love is just the beginning, and it’s what comes after that’s important. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Alternating between the perspectives of Tess and Gus, the novel explores the conflicts and challenges of new love and old loyalties, passion and duty, logic and belief, with readers racing to find out if the couple can or can't be together.When I wrote The End, I found I couldn’t stop wondering whether it would really be possible for characters with such different back stories to live happily ever after. It was unpredictable what was going to happen with the relationship, knowing it may not be the happily ever after for the characters and that’s what had me racing through the pages and not wanting to put this down. Kate Eberlen grew up in a small town thirty miles from London and spent her childhood reading books and longing to escape. Eberlen makes the move from Mantle, which published her most recent book Only You in 2020 and won a seven-way auction for Miss You in 2015.

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