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This Beautiful Life

This Beautiful Life

The addictive and emotive new novel from Katie Marsh, author of My Everything and A Life Without You. Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Lisa Jewell and Lucy Dillon.

‘I lived over half my life before I met you both, and I hope with all my heart to live many years more. You two are the reason why. Always, always the reason why.’

Abi Cooper is living her happy ending. She’s in remission and is ready to make the most of her second chance. But during Abi’s illness her family has fallen apart. Her husband John has made decisions that are about to come back to haunt him, while her teenage son Seb is battling with a secret of his own.

Set to the songs on Abi’s survival playlist, This Beautiful Life is the moving and uplifting story of what happens as Abi tries to put her family back together – and of why life, and love, are worth fighting for.

(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 15th June 2017

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473660137

Reviews

Emotional and brilliantly written
Fabulous
'Extraordinary... a soaring tale of love, survival and music'
Louise Beech, author of <i>How to be Brave</i>
I loved every word of This Beautiful Life... Katie Marsh has that deftness of touch that enables her to make her readers smile as well as cry. It resonates through my days and dreams even now. A wonderful, wonderful book. Read it.
Linda's Book Bag
Powerful, brave and joyous . . . a truly special story that celebrates life in all its colours, and the far-reaching power of hope. I adored every single page
Miranda Dickinson
Praise for A Life Without You:
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Praise for My Everything:
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A heart-clangingly powerful stunner of a novel
Isabelle Broom, <i>Heat</i>
A great read - heartwarming and funny in places and poignantly sad in others.
The Unmumsy Mum
A beautiful, soaring story about love, survival, forgiveness and understanding... highly, highly recommended!
On My Bookshelf
A beautiful, warm and moving story... I hugged my family tightly when I finished it
Amanda Jennings
A beautifully touching story of loving, surviving and living
Ali McNamara, <i>The Little Flower Shop by the Sea</i>
Absolutely LOVED it! Such a beautiful book
Carrie Hope Fletcher
An insightful and heartfelt read that will stay on my mind for a long time to come. This author has really touched my heart and I can not wait to delve into another of her novels, even if it is to have my heart broken all over again!
Rea's Book Review
'Grabs your heart and won't let go'
Miranda Dickinson
I love how it's not a fairy tale and instead is a real and at times raw story about life and illness and love. It's yet another lovely book from Katie - I've enjoyed them all!
The Unmumsy Mum
'This heartfelt read will make you think about life'
Prima
'This story of love, courage and survival will tug at your heartstrings'
The Mirror
This thought-provoking debut novel is both brilliantly funny and sad
Sun
Very moving and real
Kate Eberlen, bestselling author of Miss You
Wonderful . . . so full of heart and honesty; it's heartbreaking, uplifting and beautiful
Cressida McLaughlin
Wonderfully joyous and funny... without a moment's hesitation, one of my books of the year
Being Anne
Brilliantly written, this book is both raw and beautiful
Fabulous (Sun on Sunday)
The author deals with the realities of life after cancer in a truly poignant way
Sun
Katie's extraordinary writing is full of warmth and honesty; she examines the power of love in great depth...an absolutely superb read. Highly recommended; an utter delight!
Random Things Through My Letterbox
A honest, emotional and quietly powerful book which will stay with me for a long time
Cosy Books
A breath-taking read that will break your heart and make you laugh...sad, funny heart-breaking and moving
The Last Word Book Review
Bursting with warmth, honesty, poignancy, love and such wonderful depth, this book more than cements Marsh's bestseller status. 5*****'
Heat
'Powerful, brave and joyous... I adored every single page'
Miranda Dickinson
Wonderful . . . so full of heart and honesty; it's heartbreaking, uplifting and beautiful
Cressida McLaughlin
Extraordinary . . . a soaring tale of love, survival and music
Louise Beech
Uplifting
Yours Magazine
So wonderful - I LOVED it
Jenny Ashcroft, <i>Beneath a Burning Sky</i>
A beautifully written book... I couldn't put it down!
Daily Mail
[An] emotional rollercoaster of a read... profoundly touching and moving. 5*****
Daily Express