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Summary

A love story that will break your heart. Perfect for fans of Karen Swann and Lulu Taylor.

Some bonds can never be broken.

One terrible moment changes everything for teenagers Kate and David. Brought together during the darkest of times of the Troubles, a spark of hope is ignited between them - a hand held in the darkness, a promise whispered. Neither of them will ever forget those moments.

It’s another 10 years before David and Kate meet once more, and their lives are now so different. The promise they made to each other on that fateful day still binds them, but now they have so much more to lose.

With so much at stake, have they missed their once chance at happiness? They only way they will ever know is to risk everything to be together. Is that too high a price to pay for love?

©2021 Emma Heatherington (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Gripping." (Bella)

"We defy you not to have an ugly cry when reading." (Belfast Telegraph)

"A heart-rending tale." (Irish News

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A 2021 Fabulous Read

A book you will not be able to put down. Wonderful story and had me gripped from the beginning. Emma Heatherington is definitely a favourite author and this book is definitely a 2021 hit. Could see a film / TV production. Just loved it

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Excellent Story with lots of surprises .

I really enjoyed listening to this book on audible Very very enjoyable . loads of tears at times. I would highly recommend. looking forward to Emma's next book.

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Tears flowed unashamedly

beautifully written and compelling story my heart broke on so many occasions as the story unfolded and the joyous moments of life and love and triumph were just so real and palpable xx I cried in the final chapter and I'm not ashamed about that growing up in N Ireland during the Troubles was not an easy time but its portrayed from both perspectives beautifully xx would highly recommend this but nothing will prepare you for the ending xx