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9 January 2020
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Lost: Six-foot-two Irish man who answers to the name Samuel McLaughlin. Has weak shins and enjoys show tunes. If found, please return to Sophie Williams. Before Sophie met Samuel she saw the world in grey.
Before Samuel met Sophie, he never believed in love at first sight. When they first meet, something tells them they are meant to be. But fate has other ideas. Now they have lost each other and can't see a way back. But they've already changed each other's lives in more ways than they ever expected...
What did I think about it..
Sophie Williams is a business woman par excellence, she is undoubtedly good at what she does and certainly does in everything in both her work and home life to the best of her ability. Her time spent on business in New York is never wasted but Sophie rarely spends any free time there, that is until a handsome stranger catches her eye and changes her world forever.
Samuel McLaughlin takes life as it comes, he’s happy and gregarious, full of Irish charm and banter and completely blown away by his first sight of the beautiful Sophie Williams. A perfect week spent together in the glorious setting of New York is the stuff of dreams. However, fate has a funny way of interfering, and life can, and often does, change in a heart beat.
What then follows is one of the most wonderful stories I’ve read in a long time. It’s funny and sad, heartbreaking and heartwarming, filled with love and loaded with angst and so believably real that I half expected to see both Sophie and Sam sitting in my living room as I read their individual stories.
There’s no way I’m going to spoil this story by telling you anything about it as it really does deserve to be read without any idea of where the story is going, so, all I’ll say is that you should pick an afternoon when your diary is empty, brew a large pot of your favourite tea or coffee, open a family size packet of chocolate digestives and immerse yourself in the beautiful world this talented author has created, and oh, yes, have a giant size box of tissues handy, as believe me, you’ll need them!
I don’t often find a candidate for my ‘book of the year’ list in the first week of the year but The First Time I Saw You is most definitely already on my list.
About the Author
Emma Cooper is a former teaching assistant, who lives in Shropshire with her partner and four children. She spends her spare time writing novels, drinking wine and watching box-sets with her partner of twenty-four years, who still makes her smile every day. Emma has always wanted to be a writer - ever since childhood, she’s been inventing characters (her favourite being her imaginary friend ‘Boot’) and is thrilled that she now gets to use this imagination to bring to life all of her creations.
Twitter @ItsEmmacooper #TheFirstTimeISawYou
Instagram at @itsemmacooper