MESSY, WONDERFUL US
One morning in early summer, a man and woman wait to board a flight to Italy.
Allie has always lived a careful, focused existence. But now she has unexpectedly taken leave from her job as an academic research scientist to fly to a place she only recently heard about in a letter. Her father, Joe, doesn’t know the reason for her trip, and Allie can’t bring herself to tell him that she’s flying to Italy to unpick the truth about what her mother did all those years ago.
Beside her is her best friend since their schooldays, Ed. He has just shocked everyone with a sudden separation from his wife, Julia. Allie hopes that a break will help him open up.
But the secrets that emerge as the sun beats down on the Italian Lakes don’t merely concern her family’s tangled past. And the two friends are forced to confront questions about their own life-long relationship that are impossible to resolve.
YOU ME EVERYTHING
Set in the French countryside on an idyllic summer vacation, a delicious, tender novel about finding every bit of joy in life no matter what’s thrown at us.
Sick of his lies, cheating, and lack of interest in fatherhood, Jessica left her boyfriend, Adam, only months after she gave birth to their son–and never looked back. Adam moved to France to follow his dream, unencumbered by a serious relationship and the child he never wanted.
Ten years later, Susan, Jess’s mother, lies in a nursing home, battling a debilitating disease. Susan forces Jess to recognize what she’s always refused to acknowledge: that William needs his father in his life.
So, Jess and ten-year-old William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne, where Adam runs a beautiful hotel. There, Jess has a mission: to make Adam fall in love with his own son.
By turns heartbreaking and hopeful, You Me Everything is a novel about one woman’s fierce determination to do the right thing by her family and finding love in the most unexpected circumstances.