Two novels have landed in my mailbox of late - one new and one upcoming. Looking forward to reading them; you should see reviews in the next few weeks.
One Day(David Nicholls, PB 2010): It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.
Her Mother's Daughter(Lesley Crewe, OTPB Sept 2010): Sisters Bay and Tansy grew up side-by-side in Louisbourg, Cape Breton, but were complete opposites. Alone ever since being widowed very young, Bay’s closest thing to a love interest is her friend Dermot, who has been trying to break through her barriers for years. Wild, beautiful, restless Tansy, on the other hand, left the town suddenly as a teenager and stayed away for years. And now, Tansy is home. Home, and unwittingly falling in love with her sister’s almost-boyfriend. Home, and befriending Ashley when all Bay can do is fight with her now-teenage daughter. Home, and desperately hiding the real reason she fled all those years ago. (Thanks to Nimbus for the advance copy!)