This sweet women’s fictional title by British author, Lia Louis is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.
When a young Emmie Blue releases a balloon that held her email and secret into the sky, she wasn’t prepared for where the journey would take her.
A young man, Lucas Moreau, summering on a French beach finds the balloon and reaches back. Thus begins an exchange of minds, matters and even visits that lasts for fourteen years. Now, Emmie, who’s fallen in love with Lucas, leaves her home in England ready to start life anew in France and declare her love for Lucas. Much to her dismay, Lucas is engaged and to his ex-girlfriend to boot.
Struggling to come to terms with his announcement and find a way to move forward, Emmie embarks on a personal journey that opens deep wounds from her past and brings loss to her present, all in the name of love.
Ready for a book that you’ll finish in one day? Then read Dear Emmie Blue. Let me be clear, it’s not a short read, it’s a riveting one.
That’s why you’ll stayed glued to each chapter rooting for this young heroine who’s had so many hardships but still finds a way to put the pieces back together. Dear reader, bring your tissues along, but know that it’s not a tale of sadness but rather a sweet love story that opens your mind to the possibility that two souls are destined to be together despite the odds. And I know what you’re thinking, as you’ve read that last line, but buckle up. This will not end as you might expect.
Emmie Blue is a charming heroine of women’s contemporary fiction that leaps feet first in an emotional story of love and loss. Her authentic musings, self-doubts, quirky, fiery and romantic demeanor makes her the perfect best friend or surprisingly gutsy girl next door.
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