MISS YOU is a heartfelt looking into two people’s lives as they go through their daily struggles, suffer loss, and decide open their hearts to love again. Though, this book turned out to be different then what I expected, I have to say that I truly enjoyed this witty, moving, and sincere story. I loved the moments where the character’s lives intersected but they never knew it. I also truly appreciated the honesty in the author’s portrayal of each of the characters. Eberlen wrote how life is. There is no sugar coating the bad moments or the awkward ones. There is no glossing over the hard decisions or emotions. She lays it all out there as we follow Tess and Gus through the years until they meet again.
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"TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE." Tess can’t get the motto from her mother’s kitchen knickknack out of her head, even though she’s in Florence on an idyllic vacation before starting university in London.
Gus is also visiting Florence, on a holiday with his parents seven months after tragedy shattered their lives. Headed to medical school in London, he’s trying to be a dutiful son but longs to escape and discover who he really is.
A chance meeting brings these eighteen-year-olds together for a brief moment—the first of many times their paths will crisscross as time passes and their lives diverge from those they’d envisioned. Over the course of the next sixteen years, Tess and Gus will face very different challenges and choices. Separated by distance and circumstance, the possibility of these two connecting once more seems slight.
But while fate can separate two people, it can also bring them back together again. . . .
About the Author:
Kate Eberlen grew up in a small town thirty miles from London and spent her childhood reading books and longing to escape. She studied Classics at Oxford University before pursuing various jobs in publishing and the arts. Recently, Kate trained to teach English as a Foreign Language with a view to spending more time in Italy, a country she loves and has visited many times. Kate is married with one son.
Hardcover: 465 pages • Publisher: Harper (April 4, 2017)
A copy of this book was provided by Harper and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.