"An emotional landslide of a novel that kept me gripped from first page to last."
Clare Lydon, best-selling author of Before You Say I Do
’A compelling story of second chances and being true to yourself.’
—Harper Bliss, bestselling author of Seasons of Love
You always come back to your first love…
Nora hasn’t looked back. Not since she left home, and her broken heart, far behind her. But now tragedy calls her back, where she must finally come face to face with ex-boyfriend Charlie, and best friend Sophie. Only now will she be able to confront her past—and reconcile her future.
Sophie seems to have everything. Married to Charlie, with a wonderful daughter and a successful career. Yet underneath that perfection lies an explosive secret. A secret that ripped through their town and destroyed her friendship with Nora. So when Sophie finds out that Nora has returned, she hopes Nora’s stay is short. The life she has built depends on it.
But first love doesn’t fade easily. Memories come to light, passion ignites and old feelings resurface. As the forces that once tore them apart begin to re-emerge, both Nora and Sophie must accept that true love is something worth fighting for.
Readers love The Secret of You and Me
‘A beautifully and sensitively written love story’
‘This story hit chords with me and I thank Melissa for that. Coming out as a teenager, being forced out or coming out as an adult – as Nora said, everyone has a different story but we aren't alone. I think that is such an important message…. [I] urge you to pick this book up and devour it like I did.’
‘I love how flawed and relatable all of the characters are, Melissa Lenhardt has written a beautiful LGBT story which I enjoyed immensely’
‘A sweet story, full of emotions. I loved the characters, rooted for them, and the plot kept me hooked. I strongly recommend it.’
‘I have to admit that this was not the usual love story scenario that I read, but it had me enthralled to the very end… I hope that this book hits across the generations, making them think just that little bit more. I certainly will be telling people to read it, and many are in book groups of some kind.’
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