About the book: ” ‘We’ll meet by the statue of Sir John Betjeman, on the upper concourse of St Pancras station, a year from today,’ he said. ‘If we’re meant to be together, we’ll both be there. If we’re not, it was never meant to happen…’
Phoebe and Sam meet by chance at St Pancras station. Heading in opposite directions, both seeking their own adventures, meeting the love of their lives wasn’t in the schedule. So they make a promise: to meet by the statue of Sir John Betjeman in twelve months’ time if they still want to be together.
But is life ever as simple as that?
This is a story of what-ifs and maybes – and how one decision can change your life forever…“
What a gorgeous audiobook! My first by Miranda Dickinson, but definitely not my last! I am so glad Meggy shared her review recently as I would have missed out on this fabulous book!
This was wonderful story of love at first sight, and all the complications two people have when they weren’t expecting to full in love whilst waiting for their trains.
I loved the journeys Phoebe and Sam went on over the course of their year apart. Loved what Phoebe did in Paris and Italy. In fact I was quite envious of Phoebe’s adventures, and of the lovely friends she made. I wasn’t jealous of Sam’s adventure, it was a heartbreaking journey he took, a scary time of discovering family secrets and learning more about himself.
And the meeting at St. Pancras a year later? Well what a twist! I knew something was going to happen because there was still about a third left in the book, but I wasn’t expecting the different detours that Phoebe and Sam went on! I was shocked on a few occasions, I was disappointed by some of their decisions, but I always hopeful that they’d get together again, really hoping for a happy ending.
Phoebe and Sam and their friends became my friends as I listened. They were all so real, and I felt quite sad when I came to the end of the audiobook. I definitely think I’ll be listening to this again when I need an escape or a comfort listen.
Laura Kirman is already a favourite narrator, so it was a real pleasure to have her narrating with Joshua Manning. She brought Phoebe and the other characters to life perfectly. Joshua Manning was excellent as Sam and all the other characters, especially his honorary aunty Ailish on the Isle of Mull.
I highly recommend this audiobook if you enjoy contemporary romances.