The Turning Point

Paperback | May 3, 2016

byFreya North

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"If you cried at Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, get your hankies ready." -Booklist (starred review)"Rich, romantic, beautifully drawn and utterly compelling" Jane Green, New York Times bestselling authorLife is short. Sometimes you have to take a chance.Two single parents, Scott and Frankie, meet by chance.Their homes are thousands of miles apart: Frankie lives somewhat chaotically with her children on the shoreline of North Norfolk, while Scott's life is in the mountains of British Columbia. Distance divides them - but it seems that a million little things connect them. A spark ignites, one so strong that it dares them to take a risk.But fate has one more trick in store.There are some truths about life and family we only learn when we grow up. There are some we never thought we'd have to.

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"If you cried at Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, get your hankies ready." -Booklist (starred review)"Rich, romantic, beautifully drawn and utterly compelling" Jane Green, New York Times bestselling authorLife is short. Sometimes you have to take a chance.Two single parents, Scott and Frankie, meet by chance.Their homes are thousands of mile...

Freya North is the author of many bestselling novels which have been translated into numerous languages. She was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. To hear about events, competitions and what she's writing, join her on Facebook, Twitter or her website.facebook.com/freya.n...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pagesPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0008163294

ISBN - 13:9780008163297

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love across the continents... I really enjoyed this novel. There’s something fascinating about long distance romances and the struggles involved with trying to maintain one.These are also people older than their twenties with life experience behind them, so there are more complications ie children involved which makes it all the more interesting. Scott and Frankie were two very interesting characters and ones which I could really identify with in many ways. They seemed very real with real lives and real problems and the many varied secondary characters too were great additions to ensure the story had more depth. I mean when you have a long distance love problem, your friends are going to play a big part in that story in real life! Freya North is one lovely writer and she describes the settings in the books extremely well - from Canada to Norfolk and across the Atlantic Ocean, the sense of place and time is beautifully done and both were vivid and real. Perfect as the story depends on you immersing yourself in both. I really started to care for these two and willed them to get back together but it was the back and forth across oceans and the wealth of emotions the story created that really got me going. Am I just a big softie at heart? Probably.
Date published: 2016-03-26

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"Beautifully drawn and utterly compelling" Jane Green"[An] outstanding contemporary love story eschews a traditional happily-ever-after ending, but is no less romantic for that. readers will immediately be reminded of the great loves in their own lives. [and] will find it impossible to put down their five-hanky story until the last page is turned." Publishers Weekly (Starred)"If you cried at Jojo Moyes' 'Me Before You', get your hankies ready." Booklist (Starred)"A stunning read about an impromptu meeting that alters two destinies" Daily Record"Gorgeously eloquent and touching.a celebration of the wonderful glory of love and life" Lovereading.co.uk"A moving and poignant novel about long-distance love.will draw you in so deeply" Heat"From the initial spark and through the unfolding drama, it is joyous but understated. And the great cruelties that life harbours are not forgotten, either" The Lady"Keep the tissues close.a gripping love story" Good Housekeeping"Thoughtful and moving" Closer"An emotional tale about finding love in unexpected places" The Herald"Get your tissues out for this one" Woman and Home"A richly drawn, romantic weepy" Sunday Mirror"Thoughtful and moving.a story you won't want to put down" Sunday Post