The Start of Something

By Miranda Dickinson

Published: February 2022

ISBN: 9780008440756

  • ‘A proper lovely romance, and a fabulous spirit-lifter’ Ruth Jones

    ‘Heart-warming and believable. This is Miranda Dickinson at her very best’ Sarah Morgan

    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

    ‘Miranda is such a big-hearted, generous writer, full of warmth and love’ Jenny Colgan

    * * *

    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…

    * * *

    Authors and reviewers have fallen in love with The Start of Something:

    ‘Charming, quirky and properly romantic’ Mike Gayle, bestselling author of All the Lonely People

    ‘A truly heart-warming novel about hope, loneliness and the power of reaching out. Bethan and Lachlan's story will move anyone who's ever taken a chance on love. A magical read’ Holly Miller, bestselling author of The Sight of You

    ‘A story about love, fear, trust; this is a big warmhearted hug of a book’ Nina Pottell, Prima

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