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Summary

Two lonely people. 

One note in the window. 

And what happens when they reach out.... 

Lachlan Wallace is stuck at home after a car accident stalled his army career. With months of physiotherapy still to endure and only his rescue dog and cat for company, he’s taken to gazing out of the window, watching the world spin on without him. And then he notices a vase of flowers on the windowsill of the apartment opposite his. Drawn to their hope and colour, he decides to reach out and sticks a message in his window.... 

Bethan Gwynne is a stranger in a new town. Bringing up her son, Noah, by herself, she is slowly rebuilding her life, but loneliness is one obstacle she has yet to overcome. She’s intrigued by a glimpse of her neighbour in the apartment across from hers—and then, one evening, she sees a message in his window just for her:

what are those flowers called?

And so begins a love story of two people reaching out, daring to trust a stranger....

©2021 Miranda Dickinson (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A proper lovely romance, and a fabulous spirit-lifter." (Ruth Jones, Sunday Times best-selling author)

"Heart-warming and believable. This is Miranda Dickinson at her very best." (Sarah Morgan, Sunday Times best-selling author)

"Miranda is such a big-hearted, generous writer, full of warmth and love." (Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times best-selling author)

"The Start of Something is a wonderfully romantic story about the healing powers of love. Gentle and romantic, a wonderful salve for the soul, it is a charming joy of a read." (Milly Johnson, Sunday Times best-selling author)

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Good read

Did find myself getting engrossed in this story. Only downside would be I wish the love story was played out abit more as I found it fairly predictable.

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Lovely story and characters

Another enjoyable book by Miranda. Loved the story read by 2 narrators too. Great Escape

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A lovely story

I really love it when a book has you hooked right from the start …. As this one did.
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Great double narration