Publication Date: 09/06/2022 ISBN: 9781405945738 Categories: ,

The Way Back To You

James Bailey

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 09/06/2022 ISBN: 9781405945738 Categories: ,
Paperback / Softback

£7.99

Description

Fall in love with the hilarious and heart-warming new novel of long lost loves and second chances, from the author of The Flip Side

‘Chances are you will fall in love with this rom-com packed with wit, long lost love and second chances’ COSMOPOLITAN’S BEST NEW BOOKS IN JUNE

‘A charming story filled with wit and romance. I loved it’ OLIVIA BEIRNE

‘I literally couldn’t put it down, beautifully written. A tale of pen pals, pretty French towns and sweet friendships – I loved it! LORRAINE BROWN

‘A delightful read, full of warmth and humour’ CAROLINE KHOURY
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Three friends. Two summers. One chance to find the way back to you . . .

When Simon reconnects with his first love Sylvie – the French pen pal he never met – he is determined to not let her go again.

However, life isn’t so straight-forward at sixty as it was at sixteen. His daughter’s getting married, he’s got a B&B to run, and his larger-than-life school friend, Ian, has abruptly waltzed back into his life.

Deciding to seize this second chance, Simon sets off on a bike ride from Bristol to Bordeaux with Ian in tow, on the very same route they covered as teenagers in pursuit of love.

But although they now have better bikes, more acceptable haircuts, and Google Maps, some things never change, and it soon becomes clear that this trip will have even more bumps in the road than the first . . .
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‘A joyful gem of a book that will have you cheering on its protagonist’ CULTUREFLY

Praise for THE FLIP SIDE!

‘Refreshing, funny and heartwarming, we could not get enough of this’ HEAT
‘Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!’ GIOVANNA FLETCHER
‘Utterly charming, funny and very relatable!’ JOSIE SILVER
‘A wonderful, feel-good gem of a book’ SUN
‘A funny, sparky read that feels fresh and modern . . . this book is fab’ SOPHIE COUSENS
‘Really sweet, warm hearted story with some very funny moments . . . Thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a lovely way to start the new year’ CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
‘The ultimate rom-com’ INDEPENDENT

Publisher Review

The Way Back To You had the ability to make me feel all warm and fuzzy but at the same time I literally couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed the sense of intrigue around missed connections and impending weddings and the characters were complex and beautifully written. Please could we have a sequel so that I can find out where they all are in five years’ time?! A tale of pen pals, pretty French towns and sweet friendships – I loved it! — Lorraine Brown A joyful gem of a book that will have you cheering on its protagonist. Bonus points for the 70’s nostalgia in the flashback chapters * Culturefly * A charming story filled with wit and romance. I loved it * Olivia Beirne * A delightful read, full of warmth and humour — Caroline Khoury, author of It Must Be Love Chances are you will fall in love with this rom-com packed with wit, long lost love and second chances * Cosmopolitan * Praise for James Bailey * : * Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted! — Giovanna Fletcher The Flip Side is utterly charming, funny and very relatable! — Josie Silver, bestselling author of One Day in December A funny, sparky read that feels fresh and modern … this book is fab — Sophie Cousens, author of the New York Times bestseller This Time Next Year Really sweet, warm hearted story with some very funny moments . . . Thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a lovely way to start the new year — Carrie Hope Fletcher James Bailey’s debut novel takes the usual rom com formula and turns it on its head . . . refreshing, funny and heartwarming, we could not get enough of this * Heat, Read of the Week * A wonderful, feel-good gem of a book * The Sun * This is the book you need right now if you’re looking for an uplifting, funny read … You will find yourself laughing out loud * Women & Home, ‘December Book Club’ * It’s amazing, it’s joyous. It’s like finding yourself in the middle of the warmest, funniest, most amazing romantic comedy you’ve ever come across. Everyone is going to fall in love with it. James Bailey is definitely a writer to watch — Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times bestselling author A truly heartwarming story that left me with a huge smile on my face! A gorgeous story of second chances, full of nostalgia and characters you love from the start — Abigail Mann

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